|Position:||Co-Offensive Coordinator / Running Backs|
• Clemson has a 70-13 record, five 10+ win seasons and five top-25 final rankings in his five years on staff. He has also coached a 1,000-yard rusher five times.
• A big reason Clemson has won three ACC titles in the last six years, and a major factor in leading the 2015 and 2016 teams to the National Championship Game. He helped the Tigers to a 35-31 win over Alabama and the school’s second national title in 2016.
• Named one of the top-25 recruiters in the nation in and one of the top-10 recruiters in the ACC in 2015 by Rivals.
• Named co-offensive coordinator prior to the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl. Directed the Tigers to 11 straight games with at least 500 yards of total offense to end the 2015 season.
• Guided 2016 offense to 503.5 yards per game and 588 points, a school scoring record.
• Coached two-time, Second-Team All-ACC running back Wayne Gallman, who broke the Clemson single-season rushing mark with 1,527 yards in 2015 and rushed for over 1,000 again in 2016.
• Coached All-ACC running back Roderick McDowell in 2013. He had 1,025 rushing yards and 29 receptions.
• Coached First-Team All-ACC running back Andre Ellington in 2012. Ellington became just the third running back in school history with two 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
• Has played on and coached Clemson teams that have been in the final AP top 25. He played on the 2003 team that finished No. 23 and coached running backs in 2011 when the Tigers finished No. 22. Clemson also finished No. 9 in 2012, No. 7 in 2013, No. 15 in 2014 and No. 2 in 2015.
• His 2011 backs helped the Tigers set many school records. Ellington was a Second-Team All-ACC selection who had 1,178 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.
• Spent three years (2008-10) as wide receivers coach at Furman and two seasons (2006,07) at SC State.
• In 2008, he coached All-SoCon performer Adam Mims, who had a team-high 58 receptions, and David Hendrix, who set a freshman record with 46 receptions. Mims continued to flourish under Elliott’s guidance and ended his career with 198 catches for 2,433 yards.
• Returned to coaching in 2006 as an assistant at SC State. The 2006 team was 23rd in the nation in total offense.
• Entered the business world after his playing days were over at Clemson and worked with Michelin North America for two years.
• Earned undergraduate degree in industrial engineering in 2002, was a First-Team Academic All-ACC selection and a CoSIDA Academic District III member.
• Was a co-captain of Clemson’s 2003 team that had a 9-4 record and a No. 22 ranking by AP and USA Today. He had 23 receptions for 286 yards and a touchdown that season. He was also a recipient of a ACC’s Weaver-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship.
• Dabo Swinney was his position coach during his senior season (2003). That year in a survey of Clemson players conducted by Anderson Independent, he was named the team’s “most respected player.”
• Had 34 receptions for 455 yards and two scores in his career. He came to Clemson as a walk-on in the fall of 1999 and finished his career with four letters and 44 games, including four as a starter as a senior (2003). He had a touchdown catch at Georgia Tech that year.