June 16, 2009
Clemson, SC – Clemson men’s soccer coach Trevor Adair announced his resignation on Tuesday after 14 years as the school’s head coach. Adair posted a record of 174-91-26 in his Clemson career that included nine trips to the NCAA Tournament and eight top 12 national poll finishes.
“After a great deal of thought and prayer, I believe the time is right to pursue other opportunities in coaching and to help transition the Clemson program to new leadership,” said Adair. “Jody and I wish to thank our family, friends, supporters, and, of course, the student-athletes for all their friendship, love, and support during our wonderful journey at Clemson. With appreciation to them, we look forward to pursuing new and exciting opportunities with great joy and anticipation. Thank you Tiger Nation.”
“We wish to thank Coach Adair for his contributions to our soccer program the last 14 years,” said Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips. “We had many bright moments at Riggs Field during his tenure and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Among Adair’s nine NCAA Tournament seasons was a trip to the Final Four in 2005. The Tigers had a 15-6-3 record that year, including four wins over top 20 teams. It was Clemson’s first Final Four since the program won the 1987 National Championship. Clemson reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament seven times and the Elite Eight five seasons during Adair’s career.
Adair had 52 wins over top 25 teams in his 14 years at Clemson, including seven in 1998 and 2001. His Tigers defeated a number-one ranked Wake Forest team in Winston-Salem during the 2002 NCAA Tournament. The Tigers also defeated a number-one ranked Maryland team in 2006. The Tigers defeated Maryland and North Carolina this past season, and those two teams played for the National Championship.
Clemson was ranked number-one in the nation in the final regular season poll for 1998 when it posted a 22-2 record, the best record of Adair’s career. Clemson won the ACC regular season and the ACC Tournament that year. Clemson also won the ACC Championship in 2001 when it had a 19-5 record, including wins over Maryland, North Carolina and Virginia to win the ACC Tournament.
Adair coached 14 All-Americans, including Wojtek Krakowiak, who won the 1998 Herman Award. Current United States National team player Oguchi Onyewu was also an All-American at Clemson during Adair’s career.
Including four years at Brown University, Adair has a career mark of 208-115-31.
Assistant Coach Phil Hindson will serve as the interim coach for the Clemson program through the 2009 season.
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