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Blackwell Named Recruiting Coordinator

Blackwell Named Recruiting Coordinator

Feb. 28, 2003

Head Coach Tommy Bowden has announced that linebackers coach David Blackwell, will serve as Clemson’s recruiting coordinator. Blackwell joined the Clemson staff in January when he replaced Rodney Allison, who left Clemson to become the head coach at UT Chattanooga. Blackwell takes over the recruiting coordinator vacancy that was created earlier this week when Rick Stockstill resigned to become the offensive coordinator at East Carolina.

Blackwell, 31, had been with the Pittsburgh program each of the last three years under Head Coach Walt Harris. Prior to that he was an assistant coach at Illinois State for four years. He served as the recruiting coordinator for four years for that program. “David has experience in this capacity,” said Bowden. “He knows the area, knows the coaches and has handled this responsibility from an administrative standpoint.”

Bowden said Friday he continues to evaluate candidates for a replacement for Stockstill’s job as wide receivers coach. Until a replacement is hired, Bowden will coach the position. He was a wide receiver as a player at West Virginia and coached the position at 10 years as an assistant at Alabama, Kentucky and Auburn.