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Monte Lee

Monte Lee

Head Coach

In his first five seasons as head coach at Clemson, Monte Lee has a 182-86 (.679) record, as the 182 wins are tied for 13th most in the nation during that time period. Lee led the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament each of his first four seasons (2016-19) at Clemson, one of only 13 schools that were selected to the NCAA Tourney each of those four seasons. Lee is also 80-54 against ACC teams.

Lee has coached eight All-Americans in his five seasons at Clemson, including at least one All-American in all five seasons as well as three-time All-American and National Player-of-the-Year Seth Beer (2016-18).

A total of 26 Tigers have been drafted 29 times, as three Tigers were drafted twice, and four Tigers have signed as a free agent as well. The 29 draft picks are tied for 11th most in the nation and are third most in the ACC from 2016-20.

In 12 seasons as a head coach, including seven at College of Charleston (2009-15) and five at Clemson (2016-20), Lee has a 458-231 record (.665), including a 51-24 mark in one-run games, 12 winning seasons and eight NCAA Tournament appearances.

Clemson under Lee has also seen the Tigers excel in the classroom. The program was in the top-10 percent of their sport in the eligibility, graduation and retention metric each of his first four academic years (2015-19) in Tigertown. Clemson, the only ACC school lauded for 2018-19 (most-recent report), was one of just 14 Division I programs and one of only four Power Five Conference programs recognized in each of the four most-recent APR reports. The program also earned a perfect 1,000 APR score in each of Lee’s first four seasons at Clemson.

In his first season at Clemson, Lee directed the Tigers to the 2016 league championship by going 4-0 against four regional teams in the ACC Tournament at Durham, N.C. It was Clemson’s first ACC title since 2006 and was a big reason the Tigers earned the No. 7 national seed in the NCAA Tournament, the first time they hosted a regional since 2011. They followed that with a 42-win season in 2017, marking the first time Clemson amassed 40+ wins in back-to-back years since 2010,11, and hosted a regional for the second year in a row. Then in 2018, Clemson totaled 47 wins, its most since 2006, and hosted a regional for the third straight year.

The 2019 squad was ranked in at least one poll for each of the first 10 weeks of the season, extending the program’s streak to 55 weeks from 2016 to 2019. Clemson reentered the polls in 2020 and finished the year ranked in all six final polls. In all, Lee’s Tigers have been ranked in the top 25 in 65 of the 82 polls

The 2020 Tigers had a 14-3 record, including a 6-0 record in one-run games and 3-1 mark in two-run games. Clemson was 3-0 in its only ACC series against Boston College, as the season was suspended March 12 and later canceled due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Clemson’s sophomore-laden lineup in 2020 was led by sophomore Kier Meredith, who hit .364 with a .465 on-base percentage. Sam Weatherly, who was a third-team All-American and third-round draft pick, was 2-0 with an 0.79 ERA, .096 opponents’ batting average and 43 strikeouts in 22.2 innings pitched. Carson Spiers was 3-0 with four saves and allowed just five hits and no earned runs in 15.1 innings pitched. Spencer Strider was a fourth-round draft pick as well.

In 2019, the Tigers jumped out to a 24-7 record after a three-game sweep of No. 3 North Carolina and series win over No. 8 Louisville. The Tigers, who were 9-8 against top-25 teams and 6-3 versus top-10 teams, were selected to the NCAA Tournament. Six Tigers earned All-ACC honors, tied for most in the league, and five Tigers were drafted, including first-rounder Logan Davidson.

Grayson Byrd was an All-American and First-Team All-ACC selection who totaled 16 homers, including 11 in the last 18 games. Davidson was a first-team Academic All-American, just the third in school history, thanks to his 3.99 cumulative GPA and graduating in only three years. Davidson, who totaled 42 career homers, had a 56-game on-base streak in 2019 and became the first Tiger in history to total both double-digit homers and double-digit steals in three different seasons. Davis Sharpe earned freshman All-America honors as well.

The 2018 Tigers recorded their most ACC regular-season wins (22) since 2006 and won a share of the ACC regular-season title and its first outright ACC Atlantic Division championship, also firsts for the program since 2006. The Tigers won their final 11 ACC road games and registered three ACC road sweeps for the first time since 1995. The Tigers also set school records for one-run wins (16) and fielding percentage (.975), and tied for third in the nation in home runs (98).

Three Tigers earned All-America honors in 2018, including Beer and Davidson. Beer, a first-team All-American, was fifth in the nation in homers (22) and became only the second three-time All-American in school history. Davidson totaled 15 homers and had a stellar .971 fielding percentage at shortstop. Chris Williams totaled 18 homers and an ACC-high 72 RBIs, while Kyle Wilkie ended the season on a 29-game hitting streak.

Every pitcher who started a game on the mound in 2017 did not return in 2018, but the 2018 pitching staff still had a 3.65 ERA and 21 saves, tied for second most in Tiger history. Ryley Gilliam was a second-team All-American and First-Team All-ACC selection who had a 1.41 ERA and 11 saves. Ryan Miller and Spiers were also stellar out of the bullpen and were big reasons Clemson was seventh in the nation in wins.

After the 2018 season, Clemson had seven draft picks, tied for 13th most in the nation. Beer became Clemson’s first first-round draft pick since 2012 when he was chosen in the first round by the Houston Astros.

The 2017 Tigers totaled 73 home runs, a .381 on-base percentage and .970 fielding percentage. Reed Rohlman was a second-team All-American and First-Team All-ACC selection who batted .361 and had a 20-game hitting streak. Beer was a Dick Howser Trophy semifinalist and second-team All-American who led the team in homers (16), RBIs (53) and on-base percentage (.478).

The pitching staff was one of the most consistent aspects of the 2017 team, as it easily led the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.93), while its 8.88 strikeouts per nine innings pitched was its best mark since 1996. Clemson had a 3.59 ERA and 562 strikeouts against only 143 walks. Pat Krall, a Senior CLASS Award finalist, was a Second-Team All-ACC selection, while Charlie Barnes was a Third-Team All-ACC pick.

After the 2017 season, nine Tigers were selected in the major league draft, tied for fourth most in the nation and tied for most in the ACC. It was also the most Tigers drafted since 2009 and tied for third most in school history. All nine were first-time draft picks, evidence of Lee’s ability to develop players.

Among the 44 wins in 2016, its most since 2010, Clemson had 24 come-from-behind victories and 14 one-run wins against only six one-run losses. The 2016 Tigers, who were ranked No. 15 in the final USA Today coaches poll, won 11 of their last 13 games, which included a 10-game winning streak, for the first time since 1991. He was also named midseason national coach-of-the-year by D1Baseball.

Clemson was second in the nation in walks (359) and slugged an ACC-high 75 home runs, tied for seventh most in the nation, in 2016, more than doubling its previous season’s total, thanks in large part to Beer, who won the Dick Howser Trophy as national player-of-the-year and was a first-team All-American. Beer, who batted .369 with 18 home runs, 70 RBIs, a .700 slugging percentage, 62 walks and a .535 on-base percentage, became the first freshman to win the national award and the first freshman to be named ACC Player-of-the-Year.

Chris Okey, who hit .339 with 15 homers and 74 RBIs, and Krall, who had a 10-2 record, five saves and an ACC-best 1.67 ERA, also earned first-team All-America honors. It marked the first time the Tigers had three first-team All-Americans in one season. Okey was a second-round draft pick after the season, Clemson’s highest-drafted catcher in history.

Lee was named Clemson’s head coach on June 18, 2015 by Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich. Lee led the Cougar program to a 276-145 (.656) record and four berths in the NCAA Tournament, including 2014 and 2015.

Lee received national acclaim in 2012 when he was named one of Baseball America’s top-10 head coaches in the nation under the age of 40. He led the Cougars to the Gainesville (Fla.) Regional title in 2014 and advanced to the Lubbock (Texas) Super Regional after capturing the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament championship.

In his seven years at College of Charleston, Lee coached four conference players-of-the-year, two conference pitchers-of-the-year and two conference freshmen-of-the-year. Lee won 200 games at College of Charleston faster than any coach in school history. His teams consistently ranked among the nation’s best offenses.

Lee’s 2015 College of Charleston team had a 45-15 record and ranked in the top 25 for much of the season, including No. 20 in the final USA Today coaches poll. He earned CAA Coach-of-the-Year honors, while Taylor Clarke (pitcher) and Blake Butler (player, defensive player) received top conference honors. The Cougars narrowly missed hosting a regional, but advanced to the Tallahassee (Fla.) Regional title game.

In 2012, the Cougars won a share of the SoCon regular-season title and earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. They were fifth in the nation in home runs, the fourth year in a row they finished in the top five in that category. On May 7, 2012, College of Charleston defeated Clemson 4-2 at Doug Kingsmore Stadium, the program’s first win over the Tigers.

In his second season in Charleston in 2010, he directed the Cougars to a 44-19 record and an appearance in the NCAA’s Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Regional final.

Prior to his time at College of Charleston, Lee was an assistant at South Carolina for six seasons (2003-08), serving as the volunteer assistant coach for five years before becoming the recruiting coordinator in 2008. During his time in Columbia, the Gamecocks had a 266-130 record, made six NCAA Tournament appearances, earned four super regional berths and made two trips to the College World Series.

He began his coaching career as an assistant (2001,02) at Spartanburg Methodist College. The 2002 squad totaled a school-record 51 wins, while the 2001 team played in the NJCAA College World Series. Lee also was the head coach of the South Carolina Diamond Devils AAU team in 2002 after serving as an assistant coach in 2001.

Lee was a standout outfielder for the Cougars from 1996-99. In 206 career games, he hit .333 with 156 runs, 240 hits, 50 doubles, six triples, 22 homers, 150 RBIs, 88 walks and 66 steals. He was in the top 10 in school history in career doubles, total bases and RBIs. In 2004, he was inducted as an inaugural member of College of Charleston’s Baseball Wall of Fame at Patriots Point Stadium.

He became the first position player drafted in Cougar history when the St. Louis Cardinals selected him in the 39th round in 1999. He played 82 games over two years (1999,00) in the minors.

Lee, who received academic all-district honors as a senior, earned his bachelor of science degree in elementary education from College of Charleston in 2000 after playing four seasons of baseball and two years of football at Lugoff-Elgin High School in Lugoff, S.C.

He was born Monte Wesley Lee II on Feb. 9, 1977 in Spartanburg, S.C. Lee is married to Eryn Garn Lee and the family has four daughters, Madie, Shelby, Blaire and Alexa.

Andrew See

Andrew See

Assistant Coach

Andrew See is in his sixth year with the Tiger program as pitching coach in 2021. See previously worked three seasons (2013-15) as pitching coach at Duke. Clemson’s 182 wins the last five years are tied for 13th most in the nation. The Tigers have also played in the NCAA Tournament each of the four seasons (2016-19) he has been a coach at Clemson and the tournament has been held.

The 2020 Tigers had a 14-3 record, but the season was suspended March 12 and later canceled due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Clemson, who had a 2.60 ERA and was 6-0 in one-run games, ended the season ranked as high as No. 19 in the nation. Sam Weatherly, who was a third-team All-American and third-round draft pick, was 2-0 with an 0.79 ERA, .096 opponents’ batting average and 43 strikeouts in 22.2 innings pitched. Carson Spiers was 3-0 with four saves and allowed just five hits and no earned runs in 15.1 innings pitched. Geoffrey Gilbert, who was 1-0 with an 0.71 ERA and a .159 opponents’ batting average, was a freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. Spencer Strider was a fourth-round draft pick as well.

In 2019, the Tigers, who were 9-8 against top-25 teams and 6-3 versus top-10 teams, were selected to the NCAA Tournament. Six Tigers earned All-ACC honors, tied for most in the league, and five Tigers were drafted. Freshman Davis Sharpe was a Second-Team All-ACC selection, while Mat Clark earned Third-Team All-ACC honors. Spiers, a Third-Team All-ACC selection, had 11 saves as well.

The 2018 Tigers totaled 47 overall wins, 22 ACC regular-season victories, a share of the ACC regular-season title and an outright ACC Atlantic Division championship. Those four achievements were all firsts for the program since 2006. Clemson finished ranked as high as No. 12 in the nation by Perfect Game and was also ranked in the top 25 during all 19 weeks. The pitching staff had a 3.65 ERA and 21 saves, tied for second most in Tiger history. Ryley Gilliam was a second-team All-American and First-Team All-ACC selection who had a 1.41 ERA and 11 saves. Ryan Miller and Spiers were also stellar out of the bullpen and were big reasons Clemson had a school-record 16 one-run wins.

In 2017, the Tigers totaled 42 wins and hosted a regional. The 2017 squad was ranked in the top 10 for 10 straight weeks and finished ranked No. 22 in the coaches poll. The Tigers were also ranked in the top 25 during all 19 weeks. The pitching staff was one of the most consistent aspects of the team, as it easily led the nation in strikeout-to-walk ratio (3.93), while its 8.88 strikeouts per nine innings pitched was its best mark since 1996. Clemson had a 3.59 ERA and 562 strikeouts against only 143 walks. Pat Krall, a Senior CLASS Award finalist, was a Second-Team All-ACC selection, while Charlie Barnes was a Third-Team All-ACC pick.

See coached the 2016 team, who was ranked No. 15 in the final USA Today coaches poll, to 44 wins, the ACC championship and a top-eight national seed under first-year Head Coach Monte Lee. A major key was Clemson’s 14 one-run wins and 5-1 record in extra-inning games. Krall, a first-team All-American, led the pitching staff, as he became the first Tiger in history to lead the team outright in wins (10) and saves (5) in a season. He was 10-2 with an ACC-best 1.67 ERA in 80.2 innings pitched over 29 appearances (three starts). For his efforts, he was named one of the top-11 assistant coaches in the nation after the season by D1Baseball. He was also rated tied for the 29th-best recruiter in the nation by D1Baseball prior to the 2017 season.

In 2014 and 2015, See led the Blue Devils to their best-two ERA marks since the advent of the aluminum bat. Despite his top-two starters suffering injuries in 2015, the staff had a 3.29 ERA, while his 2014 staff had a 3.14 ERA, the program’s best mark since 1971 and its first sub-4.00 ERA since 1993.

The 2015 Blue Devil staff featured Michael Matuella, one of the best righthanders in the nation who was drafted in the third round. Duke had 441 strikeouts, third most in school history. In 2014, Duke totaled a school-record 501 strikeouts thanks in large part to Matuella and Drew Van Orden, who was drafted in the fifth round.

From 2007-12, See served as pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at his alma mater, Ohio. During his final three seasons with the Bobcat program, he served as associate head coach. His 2008 and 2010 recruiting classes earned honorable mention honors by Collegiate Baseball.

In 2005 and 2006, See was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at App State under Head Coach Chris Pollard after serving one season as an assistant coach at UNC Greensboro in 2004, when he coached future major leaguer Danny Valencia. In the summer of 2005, he also was the head coach of the Southern Ohio Copperheads.

See started his coaching career as a student assistant coach (2002) and graduate assistant coach (2003) at Ohio. The 2003 Bobcat squad had a 35-23 record. See coached future major leaguers Adam Fox, Marc Krauss and Adam Russell during his two stints at Ohio.

See played three seasons at Ohio from 1999-01 after transferring from Georgia following his freshman campaign in 1998. In addition to playing center field and first base at Ohio, he was a starting pitcher in the weekend rotation for two years and served as the Bobcat closer as a senior.

See had a .350 career batting average with 33 home runs and 116 RBIs, while posting a 13-12 record with 125 strikeouts on the mound. He earned All-Mideast Region and First-Team All-MAC honors as a senior after leading the Bobcats with 17 homers, tied for third most in Ohio history, and a then-school-record 70 RBIs. He finished his career second in Bobcast history with a .647 career slugging percentage and was seventh in career home runs.

A native of Adrian, Mich., See played professionally for the Chillicothe Paints in the Frontier (Independent) League for three years (2001-03). During his final season, he led the team with eight saves while also serving as the team’s bullpen coach.

See and his wife, Shauna, have a daughter, Vail. He graduated from Ohio in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in sport industry and earned a master’s degree in coaching education from Ohio in 2003. See was born Jan. 20, 1979 in Cumberland, Md.

Bradley LeCroy

Bradley LeCroy

Assistant Coach

Bradley LeCroy is in his 14th year as an assistant coach with the Tiger program in 2021. He is in his second stint in Tigertown, as he served as a volunteer assistant coach at Clemson from 2003-05. LeCroy (pronounced luh-CROY) also serves as recruiting coordinator and coaches the infielders as well as working with the hitters. He has helped lead the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament in all 12 years (2003-05,11-19) he has been a coach at Clemson and the tournament has been held.

LeCroy’s 2012 recruiting class (2013 newcomers) was rated No. 5 in the nation by Collegiate Baseball, while his 2013 recruiting class (2014 newcomers) was rated No. 16 in the nation by Baseball America. That was a big reason LeCroy was rated as the No. 9 assistant coach in the nation by Baseball America prior to the 2013 season.

The 2015 recruiting class (2016 newcomers) was rated No. 23 in the nation by Baseball America, the 2016 recruiting class (2017 newcomers) was rated No. 12 in the country by Collegiate Baseball, the 2017 recruiting class (2018 newcomers) was rated No. 9 in the nation by Perfect Game, the 2018 recruiting class (2019 newcomers) was rated No. 7 in the country by Collegiate Baseball and the 2019 recruiting class (2020 newcomers) was rated No. 13 in the nation by Baseball America and D1Baseball.

The 2020 recruiting class (2021 newcomers) was rated No. 16 in the country by D1Baseball, and the 2021 recruiting class (2022 newcomers) was rated No. 9 in the country by Baseball America. LeCroy was also rated the No. 10 recruiter in the nation by D1Baseball prior to the 2017 season.

The 2020 Tigers had a 14-3 record, but the season was suspended March 12 and later canceled due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Clemson ended the season ranked as high as No. 19 in the nation. Clemson’s sophomore-laden lineup in 2020 was led by sophomore Kier Meredith, who hit .364 with a .465 on-base percentage.

In 2019, the Tigers, who were 9-8 against top-25 teams and 6-3 versus top-10 teams, were selected to the NCAA Tournament. Six Tigers earned All-ACC honors, tied for most in the league, and five Tigers were drafted, including first-rounder Logan Davidson. Grayson Byrd was an All-American and First-Team All-ACC selection who totaled 16 homers. Davidson was a first-team Academic All-American, just the third in school history. He became the first Tiger in history to total both double-digit homers and double-digit steals in three different seasons.

The 2018 Tigers totaled 47 overall wins, 22 ACC regular-season victories, a share of the ACC regular-season title and an outright ACC Atlantic Division championship. Those four achievements were all firsts for the program since 2006. Clemson finished ranked as high as No. 12 in the nation by Perfect Game and was also ranked in the top 25 during all 19 weeks. Clemson was third in the nation in homers (98) and had a school-record .975 fielding percentage as well. Seth Beer (first) and Davidson (third) earned All-America honors, as Beer became just the second three-time All-American in Clemson history and was a first-round draft pick by the Houston Astros.

In 2017, the Tigers totaled 42 wins and hosted a regional. The 2017 squad was ranked in the top 10 for 10 straight weeks and finished ranked No. 22 in the coaches poll. The Tigers were also ranked in the top 25 during all 19 weeks. They totaled 73 home runs, a .381 on-base percentage and .970 fielding percentage. Reed Rohlman was a second-team All-American and First-Team All-ACC selection who batted .361 and had a 20-game hitting streak. Beer was a second-team All-American who led the team in homers (16), RBIs (53) and on-base percentage (.478).

LeCroy helped coach the 2016 team to 44 wins, the ACC championship and a top-eight national seed under first-year Head Coach Monte Lee. Clemson, who was ranked No. 15 in the final USA Today coaches poll, slugged an ACC-high 75 homers, tied for seventh most in the nation, thanks in large part to Beer, who won the Dick Howser Trophy. Beer, who batted .369 with 18 homers, 70 RBIs and a .535 on-base percentage, became the first freshman to win the award and the first freshman to be named ACC Player-of-the-Year. LeCroy also worked with first-team All-America catcher Chris Okey, who hit .339 with 15 homers and 74 RBIs. Okey was a second-round draft pick after the season.

Five position players earned All-ACC honors in 2015, including Okey, a First-Team All-ACC catcher. Okey also earned first-team All-America honors, while Rohlman, a freshman, was a third-team All-American after leading the team in batting average (.356). The Tigers were third in the ACC in batting average as well.

The 2014 team saw five of its nine position players again earn All-ACC honors under LeCroy’s tutelage. Steve Wilkerson received Second-Team All-ACC honors for the third year in a row after hitting .317 with six homers, 18 doubles and 42 RBIs. Tyler Krieger also earned All-ACC honors after leading the team in batting average (.338), while Steven Duggar had a team-high 25 steals.

In 2013, LeCroy’s hitters combined for an ACC-high 111 steals, most by the Tigers since 2000. Shane Kennedy and Wilkerson earned All-ACC honors, while Duggar was named a freshman All-American.

The 2012 Tigers had a league-high four offensive players earn All-ACC honors, which were the first four batters (Wilkerson, Thomas Brittle, Richie Shaffer, Phil Pohl) in the lineup during most of the season. Shaffer, who hit .336 with a .480 on-base percentage, was a first-team All-American by Perfect Game, while Brittle had a 22-game hitting streak.

In his first season back at Clemson in 2011, the Tigers were sixth in the nation in batting average (.318) and led the ACC by 14 points. Clemson was also sixth in the nation in walks, 11th in runs, 14th in slugging percentage and tied for 14th in steals. LeCroy coached All-ACC outfielders Jeff Schaus and Will Lamb as well.

LeCroy spent three seasons (2008-10) as Tennessee’s infielders coach and recruiting coordinator under Head Coach Todd Raleigh. Two of his recruiting classes (No. 23 by Collegiate Baseball in 2008 and No. 14 by Baseball America in 2009) with the Volunteers were ranked in the top 25. Before his stint in Knoxville, LeCroy served under Raleigh at Western Carolina in 2006 and 2007. Prior to his three years as the volunteer assistant coach at Clemson, LeCroy was an assistant coach at nearby Anderson (S.C.) during the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

Tennessee totaled 67 home runs in 2008, at the time the fifth-best mark in school history. A year later, he was a big reason the Volunteers slugged 87 long balls.

He led Western Carolina’s offense to heights not seen in recent history. In 2007, the Catamounts were in the top 11 in the nation in runs per game, homers per game, slugging percentage, doubles per game and batting average.

During the 2005 season, the last of his three years as the volunteer assistant at Clemson, LeCroy contributed to the Tigers’ third-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and a trip to the Waco (Texas) Super Regional. He was a big reason Taylor Harbin had a stellar .974 fielding percentage along with 28 doubles, 10 homers and 63 RBIs in earning second-team All-America honors as a freshman.

In 2004, the Tigers hit 73 homers and 149 doubles. He coached All-American Brad McCann, as the third baseman hit .379 with 16 homers and 65 RBIs.

The 2003 season was his first coaching at Clemson. The Tigers had a .326 batting average in ACC regular-season games, the best mark in the ACC by 19 points. LeCroy coached four all-conference players in 2003, all of which comprised the Tigers’ starting infield.

LeCroy coached in the Valley League in the summer of 2003 as an assistant for the New Market Rebels in Virginia. The Rebels were the Valley League runner-up after compiling a 31-18 record.

LeCroy was an assistant coach at Anderson in 2001 and 2002. In 2001, he coached David Mattox, who was drafted in the 11th round by the Mets. In 2002, the Trojans led the Division II ranks with 41 triples.

During both summers in 2001 and 2002, he was the head coach of the Williamston (S.C.) American Legion team. Both teams played in the state playoffs.

LeCroy earned four letters at Clemson from 1997-00. He was a valuable utility player who hit .266 in 173 career games and 395 at-bats. He was the starting shortstop on the 1999 team that came one inning from advancing to the College World Series. He was the starting shortstop alongside future national player-of-the-year Khalil Greene, who was the starting third baseman on that 1999 squad. LeCroy was also a member of Clemson’s 2000 College World Series team and was on four NCAA Tournament teams as a Tiger.

LeCroy earned his bachelor’s degree in education from Clemson in May 2001. He was a three-sport star at nearby Walhalla (S.C.) High School, earning all-state honors in baseball, basketball and football.

LeCroy is married to the former Meredith Chandler. She was a four-time letterwinner in tennis at Clemson from 1996-99, was named ACC Outstanding Senior Female Scholarship Athlete in 1999 and was an NCAA Outstanding Sportsperson-of-the-Year National nominee that same season. She received a bachelor’s degree in English from Clemson, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and a master’s degree in professional communications from Clemson.

The couple has two sons, Crew and Cooper. LeCroy was born Feb. 1, 1978 in Anderson, S.C.

Brad Owens

Brad Owens

Director of Baseball Operations

Brad Owens is in his 14th season with the Tiger program in 2021, serving as director of operations. He is in charge of all team travel and camps for the program along with handling many other administrative duties.

The native of Barnwell, S.C., attended nearby Anderson (S.C.) University, where he was a four-time letterman. The righthanded middle reliever lettered from 2003-06 and served as team captain during his senior season. In his four-year career, he made 52 appearances (one start) on the mound and pitched 73.0 innings.

In both 2005 and 2006, he won the Trojan Challenge, the squad’s offseason conditioning competition. Owens was also a member of the Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference All-Academic team as a senior and was a Dean’s List student for three years.

During his playing days, Owens worked in a variety of roles at Anderson. He was a sports information department intern and later was an assistant. Owens was also a residence advisor in the Anderson Residence Life Department.

In the summer of 2006, Owens was an operations assistant for the Greenville (S.C.) Drive (Boston Red Sox affiliate). He also served as a player development intern for the Red Sox during the 2007 season, including duties performed at spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.

During the 2006-07 academic year, Owens served as an administrative graduate assistant for the Student-Athlete Enrichment Programs on the Clemson campus. Owens provided academic advising for student-athletic staff members, including monitoring of grades along with assistance with registration, general guidance and daily communication with coaching staffs of various sports.

Owens, who had a 3.30 GPA in his career as an undergraduate, received a bachelor of science degree in business management from Anderson in 2006. He later earned his master’s degree from Clemson in human resource development in 2008.

Owens, who is married to the former Emily Brown, was born Sept. 2, 1983 in Augusta, Ga.

Ben Paulsen

Ben Paulsen

Director of Player Development

Ben Paulsen is in his third year with the Tiger program serving as director of player development in 2021. Paulsen spent the 2018 season as a student assistant coach at Clemson, as he returned to Tigertown to finish his degree requirements through the Tiger Trust program. He later served as the volunteer assistant coach at Georgia Southern in the fall of 2018.

Among Paulsen’s responsibilities, he is in charge of player development, opponent scouting, facility organization, enhancement & technology, recruiting & alumni relations, student-athlete transition and student-athlete services.

As a student assistant coach in 2018, he helped the Tigers total 47 overall wins, 22 ACC regular-season victories, a share of the ACC regular-season title and an outright ACC Atlantic Division championship. Those four achievements were all firsts for the program since 2006. Clemson finished ranked as high as No. 12 in the nation by Perfect Game and were also ranked in the top 25 during all 19 weeks. Clemson was third in the nation in homers (98) and had a school-record .975 fielding percentage as well. Seth Beer (first) and Logan Davidson (third) earned All-America honors, as Beer became just the second three-time All-American in Clemson history and was a first-round draft pick by the Houston Astros.

Paulsen, son of former Clemson assistant coach (2003-10) and current Winthrop Head Coach Tom Riginos, was a career .318 hitter with 45 doubles, five triples, 31 homers, 130 RBIs and four steals in 182 games (170 starts) over three seasons (2007-09) at Clemson.

The first baseman, who was drafted in the third round by the Colorado Rockies in 2009, played three years (2014-16) in the majors with the Rockies, hitting .271 with 16 homers and 70 RBIs in 186 games.

Paulsen, a native of Acworth, Ga., returned to Clemson through the Tiger Trust Program and graduated with a degree in business management in 2018. Paulsen, who is married to the former Kendall Hill, was born Oct. 27, 1987 in Plymouth, Wis.

Jared Broughton

Jared Broughton

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Jared Broughton is in his second year with the Tiger program as volunteer assistant coach in 2021. He was the associate head coach at Piedmont, a Division III school in Georgia, from 2017-19. Broughton joined the Piedmont staff after a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Earlham (Division III) in Indiana.

The 2020 Tigers had a 14-3 record, but the season was suspended March 12 and later canceled due to a coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Clemson, who had 26 stolen bases in 17 games, ended the season ranked as high as No. 19 in the nation. Clemson’s sophomore-laden lineup in 2020 was led by sophomore Kier Meredith, who hit .364 with a .465 on-base percentage.

Broughton helped guide the Lion program to a USA South Athletic Conference title in 2019 while helping to develop one of the most decorated players in program history, Brady Ballstadt.

Broughton helped guide the Lions to impressive marks, including being ranked as high as No. 10 in the nation and earning the top seed in the USA South Athletic Conference Tournament. The Lions had a 29-10 record in 2019, posting a 19-3 mark in league play. Six Lions earned USA South Athletic all-conference honors, and four players earned ABCA All-Region honors.

In his first two seasons, Broughton helped Piedmont to two straight USA South Athletic Conference Tournament runs, including in 2017 as the No. 8 seed. The Lions won four-straight elimination games to make it to the title game. He also led Piedmont to 126 stolen bases in 2017, second in the country, and the Lions totaled 144 stolen bases in 2018 with the assistance of Broughton, who was a speaker on basestealing at ABCA Barnstormers Clinic at Georgia in October 2018.

In three seasons as an assistant coach at Earlham, Broughton helped the program improve its win total each year, moving from a 21-18 record in 2014 to a school-best 29-14 record in 2016.

Broughton played his final two seasons at Dayton in 2012 and 2013 after receiving a medical redshirt in 2011. He helped the Flyers to 31 wins in 2012, including a 17-7 mark in the Atlantic 10 Conference. He also helped the Flyers to their first Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament championship in 2012 and the program’s debut in the NCAA Tournament. Dayton, who led the nation with 164 steals, played in the College Station (Texas) Regional.

Before enrolling at Dayton, Broughton played two seasons (2009,10) at Vincennes, a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association, in Indiana. He began his reputation for helping programs to firsts at Vincennes, as he guided the program to its first appearance in the NJCAA World Series in 2010 with a 30-21 record.

The Trailblazers were region champions in 2010, as Broughton was named region MVP after hitting a walkoff homer in the region tournament title game. He was later named an NJCAA All-American. Broughton also played at and graduated from Lutheran High School in Indianapolis, Ind.

He graduated from Dayton in May 2013 with a degree in economics. He was also named a Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award nominee in his final semester at Dayton.

Broughton was born Sept. 29, 1989 in Indianapolis, Ind. and is engaged to Tia Seymour.

 
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