CLEMSON, SC - Clemson head Coach Dabo Swinney has been named one of 16 semifinalists for National Coach of the Year by the Maxwell Football Club of Pennsylvania. Club President Ron Jaworski made the announcement. Swinney is the only ACC coach on the list.
Swinney has guided Clemson to a 10-2 record this year, a #14 ranking in the latest BCS poll and a #14 ranking in the USA Today Coaches poll. The Tigers had a 7-1 record in the ACC, tying for the Atlantic Division title. It is the third time in the last four years Clemson has won the Division. Clemson won seven consecutive games by at least 14 points at one point this year, a first in Clemson history.
Swinney was named the winner of the Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Award last year.
Maxwell Award Coach of the Year Semifinalists Coach - School Dave Doeren - Northern Illinois Sonny Dykes - Louisiana Tech Darrell Hazell - Kent State Brian Kelly - Notre Dame Chip Kelly - Oregon Mike MacIntyre - San Jose State Urban Meyer - Ohio State Jim Mora - UCLA Will Muschamp - Florida Bill O'Brien - Penn State Mark Richt - Georgia Mike Riley - Oregon State David Shaw - Stanford Bill Snyder - Kansas State Kevin Sumlin - Texas A&M Dabo Swinney - Clemson
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