Dabo Swinney, Clemson agree to big-time contract extension
Another new contract for one of college football’s best coaches. This time it’s down at Clemson with Dabo Swinney. Clemson announced Swinney’s new deal is 10 years for $115 million dollars ($11.5m average).
We've got our coach through 2031 🧡🏈
— Clemson Athletics (@ClemsonTigers) September 8, 2022
Swinney has been the head coach at Clemson since 2008. He holds an impressive 151-36 record and 2 national championships (2016, 2018). He trails only Frank Howard for the most coaching wins in school history. Moreover, Clemson has dominated in the Atlantic Coast Conference in his tenure with 9 Atlantic Division titles and 7 conference championships.
This is the latest in what seems like an arms race to pay some of the best coaches in the sport. Ohio State just recently finalized the contract of head coach Ryan Day.
Clemson is expecting Swinney’s new contract comes with a renewed return. The Tigers had a down year by their standards as they failed to reach the ACC Championship game and the College Football Playoff.
Clemson plays host to Furman on Saturday.