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Matt Luke

Position: Assistant Coach, Offensive Line

• Joined Clemson in December 2023 with more than 20 years of experience as an offensive line coach, co-offensive coordinator and head coach.

• Coached his first game with Clemson in the 2023 TaxSlayer Gator Bowl, as his offensive line helped power MVP Phil Mafah to a Clemson bowl-record four rushing touchdowns in the victory.

• Said Luke upon his hiring at Clemson: “My family and I are incredibly excited about this opportunity. I have always had tremendous admiration for Dabo Swinney as a man, as a coach and as a leader, and I am excited for the opportunity to help him win another national championship at Clemson.”

• Head Coach Dabo Swinney added, “Matt is exactly what we needed with his hire. He brings an incredible résumé and a wealth of experience and has worked with a bunch of great coaches and players over his career. He is very familiar with our footprint in recruiting. I have no doubt he will be a great addition.”

• Prior to joining Clemson, most recently served as the assistant head coach/offensive line coach at Georgia from 2020-21, helping the Bulldogs to a 22-3 record in that span and helping guide Georgia in 2021 to its first national championship in 41 years.

• In his two seasons in Athens, players under Luke’s tutelage accounted for three All-SEC honors and four NFL Draft selections.

• Prior to his stint at Georgia, he had mentored 42 all-conference selections and 27 NFL Draft picks from 1999-2019, including first-round selections Laremy Tunsil and Laken Tomlinson.

• Spent eight seasons at Ole Miss from 2012-19, serving initially as the Rebels’ assistant head coach/offensive line coach from 2012-16 prior to being elevated to interim head coach in the weeks leading up to the 2017 season.

• Faced the daunting challenge of taking over as Ole Miss’ head coach a week before 2017 fall camp, but his Rebels responded by posting a 6-6 record and winning three of their final four games, leading to the removal of the interim tag from his title.

• During his Ole Miss tenure, he guided tackle Laremy Tunsil to three All-SEC honors en route to Tunsil’s selection as the No. 13 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Ole Miss’ highest-selected offensive lineman in more than 60 years.

• Was recognized by 247Sports in 2016 as one of the nation’s top recruiters.

• In 2015, his offensive line powered Ole Miss to program records for scoring (531), touchdowns (68), total offense (6,731), passing yards (4,351) and passing touchdowns (35), among others. The Rebels led the SEC and were top 10 nationally in scoring (40.8), total offense (517.8 ypg) and passing (334.7 ypg).

• Luke’s prized pupils on Ole Miss’s offensive line were Tunsil, who twice earned All-SEC twice and was taken in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and Fahn Cooper, who was drafted by San Francisco in 2016. Both linemen collected the Kent Hull Trophy, sponsored by the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame, which goes annually to the state’s outstanding offensive lineman.

• Began his coaching career at Ole Miss, his alma mater, in 1999 as a student assistant coach.

• Served as Murray State’s offensive line coach from 2000-01.

• Returned to Ole Miss in 2002 to oversee the offensive line and tight ends from 2002-05 under head coaches David Cutcliffe and Ed Orgeron.

• In 2006, reunited with Cutcliffe at Tennessee, serving as the Volunteers’ offensive line and tight ends coach for two seasons. In that time, he helped the Vols to a 19-8 record and a division title while also serving as recruiting coordinator for Tennessee’s top-five recruiting class in 2007.

• Followed Cutcliffe to Duke in 2008, serving as the Blue Devils’ co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. His offensive line ranked among the ACC’s top five in fewest sacks allowed throughout his tenure, including finishing third in 2009 and 2010.

• Played collegiately at Ole Miss as a center from 1995-98 and earned his degree in business administration in 2000.

• Started 33 career games for the Rebels and was voted as a team captain in 1998 in helping lead the team to a 7-5 record and an Independence Bowl victory against Texas Tech.

• Was a two-time Academic All-SEC selection as a student-athlete.

• Native of Gulfport, Miss.