Position: Assistant Coach, Recruiting Coordinator, Wide Receivers
• Named as Clemson’s full-time wide receivers coach on Feb. 6, 2020.
• Added the role of recruiting coordinator following the 2021 season.
• Served as Clemson’s interim wide receivers coach for portions of the team’s bowl preparation in 2019 after Co-Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach Jeff Scott was announced as the new head coach at USF. Scott returned after the early signing period to coach through the College Football Playoff.
• Though in his fourth season as a full-time coach, he is entering his 14th overall season in a variety of roles at Clemson, including four as a player (2005-08), two as a graduate assistant (2014-15) and four as an offensive analyst (2016-19).
• In addition to serving as an offensive analyst, he served as assistant camp director in 2018 and 2019.
• Led Antonio Williams to Freshman All-America honors from ESPN, On3, Pro Football Focus and The Athletic in 2022, as Williams caught 56 passes for 604 yards with four touchdowns. Williams’ 10 starts were the most by a Clemson true freshman receiver since Sammy Watkins in 2011, and Williams became the first true freshman to lead Clemson in receiving yards since Justyn Ross in 2018 and the first to lead in receptions since Artavis Scott in 2014.
• Was a steadying force for a 2021 receiver corps that dealt with significant injuries and attrition that resulted in Clemson playing the latter portion of the season without the services of seven scholarship receivers. Clemson had 25 different players — including 13 different wide receivers — catch a pass in 2021, the most in the Dabo Swinney era.
• Despite fielding a 2020 unit that was without three of its top four outside receivers for the majority of the season, helped Clemson produce a school-record 348.5 passing yards per game, surpassing the 333.9 passing yards per game averaged by Clemson’s 2016 national championship squad.
• Produced two All-ACC performers in his first season in 2020, placing Amari Rodgers on the first team and Cornell Powell on the third team. Clemson was one of only two schools with multiple selections at receiver.
• Helped Powell become one of the breakout stars of 2020 as a fifth-year senior, helping him record career highs in receptions (53), receiving yards (882), receiving touchdowns (seven) after entering 2020 with 40 career receptions for 329 yards and three touchdowns in his first four years from 2016-19.
• Helped Clemson to a 32-19 record and four bowl appearances as a player from 2005-08, then helped the program to a 79-8 record and 10 bowl appearances in six years as a support staff member from 2014-19 for a combined 111-27 record at Clemson in playing and support staff roles before his hire as receivers coach.
• Served as an added resource for a staff that has produced Clemson’s illustrious line of wide receivers while in a support role. During his time as a graduate assistant and offensive analyst from 2014-19, Clemson produced five receivers — Artavis Scott (2014,15,16), Mike Williams (2014,16), Deon Cain (2017), Hunter Renfrow (2017,18), Tee Higgins (2018,19) — who earned 10 All-ACC selections.
• Prior to his full-time hire, six of Clemson’s 10 most-prolific passing yardage seasons in school history at the time had come during his time on Clemson’s support staff.
• Said Head Coach Dabo Swinney of Grisham’s hiring as the full-time wide receivers coach: “I’m just super excited for Grish. There’s never been a guy more prepared to be the receivers coach at Clemson than Tyler Grisham. He had a great four-year career here. Clemson fans certainly loved him. He had a lot of big moments and went on and grinded out a four-year NFL career… He’s ready and is going to do an unbelievable job for us. He’s going to be special.”
• Is a 2009 graduate of Clemson University, earning his bachelor’s in business administration and management. He later earned a master’s from Clemson in human resource development in 2016. He is one of five on-field Clemson assistant coaches with at least one degree from Clemson, joining Nick Eason (2001), Thomas Austin (2009), C.J. Spiller (2009) and Kyle Richardson (M.S. 2020).
• Was four-year letterman for the Tigers from 2005-08. He finished his career with 132 receptions for 1,390 yards and eight touchdowns.
• Signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent in 2009, appearing in four games that season. He served on the Steelers’ practice squad in 2010 and 2011 and with the Denver Broncos’ practice squad in 2012.
• Native of Birmingham, Ala., who was an all-region selection while playing wide receiver, tailback, quarterback and defensive back at Spain Park High School in Hoover, Ala.
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