Swinney semifinalist for Coach of Year

Swinney semifinalist for Coach of Year


Swinney semifinalist for Coach of Year


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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney has been named a semifinalist for the 2013 Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award.  The 16 semifinalists were announced by Maxwell Football Club President Ron Jaworski on Wednesday.

Swinney and Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer are the only repeat semifinalists from last year.

Swinney has led Clemson to a 9-1 record so far this year.  The Tigers are ranked seventh by AP and the BCS and sixth by the USA Today Coaches Poll. Clemson finished second in the Atlantic Division of the ACC with a 7-1 record, the second straight year Clemson has been 7-1 in the ACC.

The Tigers have been ranked in the top 10 of every poll this year and the 13-week streak of top 10  rankings is the longest in Clemson history

Swinney’s Tigers have two games left, vs. The Citadel this coming Saturday and at South Carolina on November 30.

The sixth year Clemson Head Coach will go for his 50th career win when Clemson faces The Citadel on Saturday. He has a 49-22 overall record after taking over in the middle of the 2008 season.

2013 Maxwell Award Collegiate Coach of the Year Semifinalists

Nick Saban            Alabama
Gus Malzahn            Auburn
Art Briles            Baylor
Steve Addazio            Boston College
Dabo Swinney            Clemson
David Cutcliffe            Duke
Tim DeRuyter            Fresno State
Jimbo Fisher            Florida State
Mark Dantonio            Michigan State
Gary Pinkel            Missouri
Rod Carey            Northern Illinois
Urban Meyer            Ohio State
Mike Gundy            Oklahoma State
George O’Leary            UCF
Ed Orgeron            Southern Cal
Gary Anderson            Wisconsin



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