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Clemson basketball announces Philip Pearson as director of recruiting

June 13, 2019

Philip Pearson is the new director of recruiting for Clemson basketball, according to a release by Clemson today.

Pearson comes to Clemson after his most recent stint in Athens, Ga. for the Georgia Bulldogs as an assistant in 2009 before being promoted to associate head coach in 2015. Pearson coached at his alma mater, the University of Alabama, where he was named the Tide’s interim head coach during the last 13 games of the 2008-09 season, leading to a victory over Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament.

Pearson earned his degree from Alabama in human performance in 1993 before going on to receive his master’s in health, physical education and recreation from Murray State in 1997.

“I am thrilled to have Philip join our coaching staff and serve as our director of recruiting,” said Clemson head basketball coach Brad Brownell. “He brings a wealth of experience to this job at the high major level and has a strong recruiting network throughout the southeast. I have known Philip for a long time and know he will be a great fit to our basketball family.”

Other stops for the Montgomery, Ala. native include Murray State and Little Rock. In Little Rock, Pearson served as a graduate assistant under Wimp Sanderson, who coached him during his first three years with the Tide. Pearson coached former NBA standout and head coach Derek Fisher.

“I am looking forward to joining the Clemson basketball program,” said Pearson. “I have a great deal of respect for Coach Brownell and his staff and I’m excited to get to work.”

Pearson and his wife, Ashley, have three children, Mary Collins, William and Catherine.


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