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Bill Spiers

Position: Director of Special Teams

Bill Spiers is in his third season as Clemson’s director of special teams after having served as a student assistant from 2016-17 and as senior special teams assistant from 2018-20.

Spiers was one of the top baseball players at Clemson from 1985-87. He was the No. 13 overall selection of the 1987 MLB Draft after earning All-America honors. Spiers also played football for the Tigers in 1986 and was the team’s starting punter when the Tigers won the ACC Championship.

Spiers went on to play 13 years in the major leagues from 1989-01 with the Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets and Houston Astros. He played 1,252 games at the major league level.

A native of Cameron, S.C., Spiers had experience coaching high school football and baseball before returning to Clemson as part of the Tiger Trust Program, which provides an opportunity for student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility or left early for a professional opportunity to return to complete their degree. He earned his degree from Clemson at age 51 in 2018.

Spiers is married to his wife, Laura, with whom he has three children, Ashley, Will and Mary Crosby. Ashley serves on the Clemson football staff, and Will was a record-setting punter as a five-year starter for Clemson from 2017-21.