Swinney Announces Staff Changes

Swinney Announces Staff Changes

Oct. 14, 2008

Clemson, SC – At his opening press conference as Clemson’s Interim Head Coach, Dabo Swinney announced a new alignment for his coaching staff. The defensive staff will remain in tact with the same responsibilities for each coach, while there will be considerable changes on the offensive side of the ball.

Swinney announced that offensive coordinator Rob Spence was no longer on the staff. Clemson’s new interim coach will serve as the offensive coordinator and call plays along with the help of Billy Napier. Napier, a former quarterback at Furman, had been the tight ends coach and now will coach the quarterbacks.

Graduate assistant Brad Scott. Graduate assistant Mike Dooley has also been promoted to fulltime status and will coach the tight ends.

Swinney announced that Napier and Jeff Scott would be in the press box on game day from the offensive side.

Clemson Coaching Staff Assignments
Name Position Alma Mater Year at Clemson
Dabo Swinney Head Coach Alabama ’93 6th
Brad Scott Associate Head Coach/Offensive Line South Florida ’79 10th
Vic Koenning Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Kansas State ’83 4th
David Blackwell Inside Linebackers East Carolina ’97 6th
Billy Napier Quarterbacks Furman ’03 3rd
Andre’ Powell Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs Indiana ’89 2nd
Chris Rumph Defensive Line South Carolina ’94 3rd
Ron West Outside Linebackers Clemson ’79 10th
Jeff Scott Wide Receivers Clemson ’03 1st
Mike Dooley Tight Ends Furman ’98 1st