|Position:||Student Assistant Coach|
Ben Paulsen is in his first year with the Tiger program as a student assistant coach in 2018. He returned to Clemson to finish his degree requirements through the Tiger Trust program.
Paulsen, son of former Clemson assistant coach (2003-10) and current Winthrop head coach Tom Riginos, was a career .318 hitter with 45 doubles, five triples, 31 homers, 130 RBIs and four steals in 182 games (170 starts) over three seasons (2007-09) at Clemson.
The first baseman, who was drafted in the third round by the Colorado Rockies in 2009, played three years (2014-16) in the majors with the Rockies, hitting .271 with 16 homers and 70 RBIs in 186 games.
Paulsen, who resides in Tempe, Ariz., and resided in Acworth, Ga., while in high school, is a senior majoring in management. Paulsen, who is engaged to Kendall Hill, was born Oct. 27, 1987 in Plymouth, Wis.