Mike Dooley is in his seventh year with the Tiger football program and serves as director of high school relations & player personnel. He is responsible for maintaining and improving relationships between high school coaches and Clemson.
Prior to being hired at his current position, he served two years (2005,06) as a video graduate assistant (defense) and two years (2007,08) as a graduate assistant coach (offense) at Clemson. Dooley also served as interim tight ends coach in 2008 when Dabo Swinney was hired as head coach at midseason.
Dooley worked as an assistant coach at Greenville (SC) High School from 1998-04 before coming to Clemson. His responsibilities included defensive coordinator from 2000-04 and assistant head coach in 2004. In his last three years, Greenville High had a 33-4 record, including a 12-1 mark in 2003.
Dooley lettered as a defensive end at Furman from 1993-1995, but he missed his senior season due to injury. He had a sack against Clemson in Memorial Stadium in 1994. Furman reached the Division I-AA playoffs in his final season with the Paladins. He was also an academic honor roll member and received his degree in health & exercise science from Furman in 1998.
The native of Toccoa, GA married the former Allison Woodlee in 2011.