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Coaching Philosophy:
  • Hard work on and off the floor
  • Energy, Effort, Enthusiasm: Bring those three things and you will have a chance to succeed on the court and in life
  • Attention to Detail: It’s the small things that can take you from good to great. 
  • Guards and Wings
  • Recruiting Coordinator
  • Offensive Coordinator
Career Path:
  • 1995-1998: Men’s Basketball Player, University of Richmond (1998 CAA Champions)
  • Degree: speech communication (1998)
  • 1999-2001: Camp Coordinator, Debbie Ryan Camps
  • 2001-2002: Assistant Coach, Western Kentucky
  • 2002-2004: Assistant Coach, University of Virginia
  • 2004-2013: Assistant Coach, UAB
  • April 17, 2013: Named Associate Head Coach, Clemson
Career Highlights:
  • 1998 CAA Tournament MVP as a player at Richmond
  • WBI Championship in 2010-11 while at UAB
  • Coached two players to HM All-America honors (Diamond Rogers, Carmen Guzman)
  • Coached six players to All-Conference honors
  • Coached three C-USA Freshman-of-the-Year
  • Hometown: Faison, NC
  • Married on June 2, 2007 to Andrea in Birmingham, AL
  • Two sets of twins, Daryl Jr. and John Robert (Jun. 2009), and Aidan Parker and Averi Jewel (Jan. 2011)
  • Brother of Anthony Oliver, 4-year letterwinner at UVa and husband of Audra Smith
Daryl Oliver joined the Clemson staff as the Associate Head Coach in April of 2013 when Audra Smith was hired as the head coach, and is now in his second season. Oliver has spent 13 seasons as an assistant coaching various programs around the country, most recently serving for nine seasons under Smith at UAB.
Oliver is responsible for coordinating the offense and as the recruiting coordinator of the staff. He has extensive experience coaching guards and wings as well. 
Offensively, Clemson will be multiple, running parts of motion, sets, quick-hitters, and primary and secondary breaks. 
Oliver has been with Smith for a total of 13 years. He and Smith were on the Virginia staff as assistant coaches under Debbie Ryan in 2002-03 and 2003-04. When Smith was brought in at UAB in 2004-05, Oliver went with her to the Blazer staff as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Oliver worked primarily with the guards.
He has coached numerous award-winners, including a pair of honorable mention All-Americans, six All-Conference selections, a conference player of the year, and a school-record-holder in career three-pointers. 
Oliver played at Richmond, where he was a two-time captain and helped lead his team to the CAA Tournament title in 1998 when he was named MVP. 

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