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Swinney Semifinalist for Maxwell Coach of the Year Award

Swinney Semifinalist for Maxwell Coach of the Year Award

CLEMSON, SC – Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney has been named a semifinalist for the 2013 Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. The 16 semifinalists were announced by Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski on Wednesday.

Swinney and Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer are the only repeat semifinalists from last year.

Swinney has led Clemson to a 9-1 record so far this year. The Tigers are ranked seventh by AP and the BCS and sixth by the USA Today Coaches Poll. Clemson finished second in the Atlantic Division of the ACC with a 7-1 record, the second straight year Clemson has been 7-1 in the ACC.

The Tigers have been ranked in the top 10 of every poll this year and the 13-week streak of top 10 rankings is the longest in Clemson history.

Swinney’s Tigers have two games left, vs. The Citadel this coming Saturday and at South Carolina on November 30.

The sixth year Clemson Head Coach will go for his 50th career win when Clemson faces The Citadel on Saturday. He has a 49-22 overall record after taking over in the middle of the 2008 season.

2013 Maxwell Award Collegiate Coach of the Year Semifinalists

Nick Saban – AlabamaGus Malzahn – AuburnArt Briles – BaylorSteve Addazio – Boston CollegeDabo Swinney ClemsonDavid Cutcliffe – DukeTim DeRuyter – Fresno StateJimbo Fisher – Florida StateMark Dantonio – Michigan StateGary Pinkel – MissouriRod Carey – Northern IllinoisUrban Meyer – Ohio StateMike Gundy – Oklahoma StateGeorge O’Leary – UCFEd Orgeron – Southern CalGary Anderson – Wisconsin