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Dabo Swinney    

Head Football Coach of the Clemson University Tigers

Dabo Swinney is an American football coach currently serving as the head coach at Clemson University. He has elevated himself amid a pantheon of Clemson greats by becoming the first coach in program history to lead Clemson to multiple national championships.

Swinney’s most recent squad accomplished its “double-double mission” in 2020, going 10-2 in a condensed season to give Clemson 10 consecutive 10-win seasons. Clemson became only the third program in FBS history to accomplish the feat and became the first school to win 10 games in 10 straight seasons as a member of the ACC, as only the final nine of Florida State’s record 14-straight 10-win seasons came during the Seminoles’ tenure in the ACC.

Clemson finished the 2020 campaign as the nation’s No. 3-ranked squad, the Tigers’ sixth consecutive top-four finish in the AP Poll. In doing so, Swinney joined Florida State’s Bobby Bowden (13), USC’s Pete Carroll (seven) and Oklahoma’s Bud Wilkinson (six) as the only coaches since the AP Poll’s inception in 1936 to record six consecutive top-four finishes.

Swinney has also demonstrated his dedication to the community through Dabo’s All In Team Foundation. Since 2009, the Swinney family and Dabo’s All In Team Foundation have given more than $5.5 million back to communities and programs in the state. In its inaugural year, the foundation made the first contribution to the cancer fund established for former Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich, and many schools followed its lead during the remainder of the season.

The foundation had a banner year in 2019, as it awarded more than $1,082,000 in grant funding to more than 165 deserving organizations and non-profits in South Carolina and raised $400,000 for breast cancer research and prevention during the organization’s annual Ladies Clinic. The foundation’s efforts went virtual in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, as the organization’s ALL IN Virtual Fundraising Event alone raised nearly $1 million for organizations and efforts in South Carolina.


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