Position: Senior Assistant Football Strength & Conditioning Coach
Adam Smotherman is in his 7th year on the Clemson Football Strength & Conditioning staff, serving one year as a graduate assistant and six years as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach under Director Joey Batson. Smotherman worked previously as the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at Furman University from 2012-2013 alongside Director David Abernethy. At Furman, Smotherman oversaw all aspects of training for thirteen of Furman’s sixteen varsity sports, and assisted with three other teams. Prior to his tenure at Furman, Smotherman was the graduate assistant coach for football strength training at Clemson from 2011-2012. Before coming to Clemson, Smotherman interned in the weightroom for Dwight Galt at Vanderbilt in 2011.
Smotherman is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) by the CSCCa, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the NSCA, a Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (SPC) certified through USA Weightlifting, and a Specialist in Sports Nutrition (SSN) certified by the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA). Smotherman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and History from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science degree in Youth Development Leadership from Clemson University.
Smotherman, a native of Smyrna, TN, and graduate of Smyrna High School, won the 5A Mr. Football Lineman of the Year Award as a senior. At Vanderbilt, Smotherman was a four-year letterman at defensive tackle and slated to be a three-year starter before ACL injuries cut short his senior campaign. Under head strength & conditioning coach John Sisk’s tutelage, Smotherman earned the team’s Ironman Lineman Award three times, the Lifter of the Year Award two times, the Dedication Award, and was elected team co-captain his senior year.Smotherman is married to the former Lindsey Whitworth of Columbia, SC. The couple has a son, Jack.
February 27, 2020