|Position:||Director of Strength and Conditioning|
Joey Batson is in his 31st year as a strength & conditioning coach at the collegiate level and 20th year as the director of strength training at Clemson. He has served as a head strength & conditioning coach 27 of his 31 years of service.
Batson was named Master Strength & Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) in 2009. He was named to the CSCCA Board of Directors in May 2016.
He has had a strong impact on the program since he became director in 1997. He has had much to do with the success of the football program, helping the Tigers to 18 bowl games and 10 top-25 finishes, including top-15 finishes each of the last four years. While at Clemson, Batson has worked for three head football coaches and has had a tremendous impact throughout the state at many notable high school programs.
Not only does Batson bring professional experience to the position at Clemson, he brings experience as a football player at the collegiate level. The Travelers Rest, S.C., native was a tight end at The Citadel in 1979 before transferring to Newberry, where he was a two-year letterman and co-captain as a senior.
Batson earned his bachelor of arts degree in physical education from Newberry in 1985 and his master’s degree in education from Clemson in 1988.
He is married to the former Susan Malone of Greenville, S.C. They have two sons, Michael and Benjamin.