Clemson Football Coaching Staff

Last Game

Win 44-16
Jan 7, 2019
National Championship

Dabo Swinney

Head Coach

Dabo Swinney has been at Clemson for just nine years as head coach, but he cemented himself as a coaching legend at Clemson after leading the Tigers to the 2016 and 2017 National Championship games. The Tigers came up just short in their first trip to the championship falling 45-40 to Alabama in 2016. The 2017 National Championship game went Clemson's way as Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfrow with one second left giving Clemson a 35-31 win.

In 2018, Clemson fell to the Crimson Tide 24-6 the Sugar Bowl, marking the third consecutive playoff appearance and meeting between the Tigers and the Tide.

Tony Elliott

Co-Offensive Coordinator / Running Backs

Tony Elliot has been on staff at Clemson for six years. Clemson has a 70-13 record, six 10+ win seasons and six top-25 final rankings in his time on staff. He has also coached a 1,000-yard rusher five times.

Coach Elliott earned undergraduate degree in industrial engineering in 2002, was a First-Team Academic All-ACC selection and a CoSIDA Academic District III member.

Jeff Scott

Co-Offensive Coordinator / Wide Receivers

Jeff Scott was named Co-Offensive Coordinator at Clemson prior to the Tigers 40-6 Russel Athletic Bowl win over Oklahoma in 2014. During his time at Clemson, the Tigers have been to a bowl game each of his nine seasons as a full-time assistant coach. The Tigers advanced to the National Championship Game in consecutive seasons, winning the top prize in 2016 with a 35-31 victory over Alabama.

Jeff Scott was a member of three bowl teams as a player at Clemson from 2000-02. He played in the 2001 Gator Bowl, 2001 Humanitarian Bowl and 2002 Tangerine Bowl.

Brandon Streeter

Recruiting Coordinator / Quarterbacks

Streeter came to Clemson as the recruiting coordinator and quarterbacks coach in December 2014 after serving three seasons (2012-14) as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Richmond.

Three-time letterman at Clemson from 1997-99. He was Clemson’s starting quarterback the last two years. He played just eight games due to injury as a senior in 1999, helping Tommy Bowden’s first Clemson team to a Peach Bowl bid. He passed for 1,466 yards that season. When he graduated, he had broken or tied 11 Tiger records during his career, passing for 3,506 yards and 17 touchdowns.

Robbie Caldwell

Offensive Line

Caldwell as a staff-high 39 years of experience in college coaching and a staff-high 463 college games as a coach. Clemson has a 70-13 record, five 10+ win seasons and five top-25 final rankings in his six years on staff, with three ACC titles and consecutive appearances in the National Championship Game. Coached three First-Team All-ACC selections in 2016, a first in program history (Tyrone Crowder, Jay Guillermo, Mitch Hyatt).

Brent Venables

Defensive Coordinator / Linebackers

In his 21 years as a full-time assistant coach, his teams have 21 winning seasons, have been to 24 bowl games and have won 10+ games 17 times. Recipient of the 2016 Frank Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach. His 2016 group amassed 130 tackles for loss and a school-record 49 sacks. His teams have led the NCAA in total tackles for loss each of the last four seasons.

Todd Bates

Defensive Line

Added as a full-time assistant coach in January 2016; takes over as coach of the defensive line following the retirement of Dan Brooks and move of Marion Hobby to the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars. Helped Jacksonville State to 33-6 record in three seasons from 2014-16. The Gamecocks reached the FCS National Championship Game in 2015, and compiled a perfect 23-0 record in the Ohio Valley Conference with three titles in his tenure.

Mickey Conn


Added as a full-time assistant coach in January 2016; will work with the Tiger safeties, as Mike Reed shifts his focus to the cornerbacks. Served as a defensive analyst in 2016, helping the Tigers to the program’s second national championship after a 35-31 win over his alma mater, Alabama. Came to Clemson after 16 seasons as the head coach at Grayson (Ga.) High School; the Rams recorded a 137-48 mark during his tenure, with seven region championships and a state playoff semifinal appearance in 2015.

Mike Reed


In four years on staff, has helped the Tigers to a 49-7 record and consecutive appearances in the National Championship Game. The 2016 team won the school’s second national title after defeating No. 1 Alabama by a score of 35-31. Has been an assistant coach at the college level for 12 years and at the NFL level for five seasons. He coached NC State All-American David Amerson, who is third in ACC history in career interceptions (18). As a professional coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, he worked with former Clemson All-American and nine-time Pro Bowl selection Brian Dawkins.

Danny Pearman

Special Teams Coordinator & Tight Ends

Joined the staff in December 2008 and coached in the 2009 Gator Bowl. He joined a small group of people who have played for Clemson in a bowl game and later coached the Tigers in a bowl game. Played tight end on Clemson’s 1986 and 1987 ACC title teams, then he served as a graduate assistant on the Tigers’ 1988 ACC Championship team. Has coached in National Championship Game with three different schools, including Clemson in 2015, 2016. Helped the Tigers to the 2016 title with a 35-31 win over Alabama.

Lemanski Hall

Defensive Ends

In Hall’s three years in the defensive analyst position the Tigers posted a 40-4 record and won the ACC Championship all three seasons. The program also advanced to the College Football Playoff all three years and won the National Championship in 2016.

Hall has known Swinney since they were teammates at Alabama between 1990-92. A native of Valley, Alabama, Hall was a starting linebacker on the 1992 Alabama National Championship team under Head Coach Gene Stallings. That team finished with a 13-0 record, the first Alabama team to win 13 games in a season.

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