Position: Assistant Coach, Offensive Linemen
• Has a staff-high 41 years of experience in college coaching and a staff-high 492 college games as a coach.
• Clemson has a 97-15 record, eight 10+ win seasons and eight top-25 final rankings in his first eight years on staff, as well as five ACC titles, three appearances in the national championship game and national titles in 2016 and 2018.
• Helped Clemson produce a school-record 3,723 rushing yards in 2018, breaking the record of 3,469 that had stood since 1978. Also broke the school records in yards per carry (6.55) and rushing touchdowns (49).
• His line allowed only 17 sacks in 15 games in 2018, including only five in the season’s final eight games.
• Coached tackle Mitch Hyatt to consensus All-American status and his second consecutive Jacobs Blocking Trophy in 2018 and guided all five of his starting linemen from the season opener to All-ACC honors.
• Placed three offensive linemen (Tyrone Crowder, Justin Falcinelli and Hyatt) on the first-team All-ACC squad in 2017.
• Coached three first-team All-ACC offensive linemen (Crowder, Jay Guillermo, Hyatt) in 2016, a first in Tiger history.
• Coached five All-ACC selections in 2015, Clemson’s entire starting five, for the first time in school history.
• Coached tackle Brandon Thomas, a third-round draft pick, to his second-straight All-ACC selection in 2013. Guard Tyler Shatley also earned All-ACC honors that season.
• In 2012, he coached first-team All-American Dalton Freeman and Thomas, a first-team All-ACC pick. Freeman was a Rimington Trophy finalist for the second year in a row.
• In 2011, Freeman was a Rimington Trophy finalist and a first-team All-ACC selection.
• Served as Vanderbilt’s head coach in 2010 after eight years as offensive line coach at Vanderbilt. He was a part of the 2008 Vanderbilt staff that guided it to its first winning season and bowl win since 1955.
• Joined Clemson graduate Bobby Johnson’s staff at Vanderbilt in 2002.
• Coached at North Carolina in 2000 and 2001.
• Moved with Dick Sheridan to NC State in 1986. He was part of a Wolfpack resurgence, as he helped turn a 3-8 team (1985) into an 8-3-1 club that beat three AP top-25 teams in 1986. He was on the NC State staff when it beat Clemson three straight years (1986-88).
• Coached the Wolfpack offensive line for 11 years, then added assistant head coaching responsibilities in his last three years. Fourteen of his players were All-ACC picks.
• Served under Sheridan for eight years and Furman won six league titles during that era. He coached eight first-team all-conference players and five recipients of the SoCon’s Jacobs Blocking Trophy. In 2019, he was inducted into the Furman Athletic Hall of Fame for his contributions to the program as a player and as a coach.
• He started his coaching career as a student assistant coach at Furman under Art Baker in 1976 and became a full-time offensive line coach with the Paladins under Sheridan in 1978. In 1977, he served as the football and baseball coach at Hanahan (S.C.) High School.
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