Position: Assistant Coach, Passing Game Coordinator, Tight Ends
Kyle Richardson was formally named as Passing Game Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach at Clemson on Dec. 14, 2021.
The 2021 season was Richardson’s sixth on Clemson’s staff after having served in numerous capacities, including tenures as Senior Offensive Assistant and Director of Player Development and Freshman Transition.
Richardson has been a key off-field contributor to Clemson’s offensive success since his arrival in 2016. Clemson’s balanced attack has resulted in the Tigers being one of only three teams in the country with at least 16,000 cumulative rushing yards and at least 23,000 total passing yards across those six seasons.
Prior to coming to Clemson, Richardson was one of South Carolina’s most successful high school coaches during his tenure at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, S.C. From 2011-15, he led the Trojans to a 58-13 record, including four region championships, three state title game appearances and state championships in both 2013 and 2015.
Richardson, 43, earned his undergraduate degree from Appalachian State in 2001 and has two Master’s degrees, including a Master’s in athletic leadership from Clemson.
Said Head Coach Dabo Swinney of Richardson’s 2021 promotion: “Man, Kyle was one of the best high school coaches in the entire Southeast. Talk about a guy that’s been patient. I hired him, I think he was coming off his third straight state championship appearance, and the same thing as Streeter: he’s had opportunities and he’s stayed here for a chance to coach at Clemson. He is one of the brightest and most well-prepared guys that we have to step into this role and be the tight ends coach and passing game coordinator. He has got a great acumen for football. He brings great leadership ability from being a head coach for a long time. This is a great next step for him. He’s done a lot of different things within our program in support staff roles, and I’m just really excited to see him have this opportunity.”
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