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Dabo Swinney

Dabo Swinney

Birth Date: 11/20/1969
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 222lbs.
Position: Head Coach
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Dabo Swinney is the current head coach for the Clemson Tigers football team. Dabo Swinney started as the wide receivers coach in 2003 and was the Clesmon assistant head coach from 2006-2008. On October 13, 2008, Dabo Swinney became the interim Tigers football head coach when former head coach Tommy Bowden stepped down from the position. On December 1, 2008, Dabo Swinney officially became the head coach of the Clemson Tigers Football Team. This is Dabo Swinney’s first position as head coach.

Dabo Swinney switched things up during the first few weeks of his reign as head coach, having the Tigers football team walk through the parking lot walking up to Memorial Stadium, which allowed the team to experience the gameday atmosphere. Dabo Swinney also invited Clemson University students to watch the team practice, and some students participated.

Dabo Swinney has become known as one of the top college recruiters in the country. In 2006, Dabo Swinney was listed by Rivals.com as the 5th best recruiter in the nation. In five recruiting seasons, Dabo Swinney has signed 38 players, which helped lead Clemson University to a number 2 ranking in the country by ESPN.com when 11 players were signed for the 2008 Tigers football season.

Dabo Swinney is a 1993 graduate of Alabama who lettered in 1990-92. Dabo Swinney earned a scholarship and played as wide receiver for Alabama on the 1992 National Championship team. Dabo Swinney began his coaching career at Alabama as a graduate assistant coach from 1993-95. In February 1996, Dabo Swinney became a full-time assistant coach.

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