University Of Clemson, Dabo Swinney agree to 6-year, $31.75M contract
On the heels of a national championship game appearance, University of Clemson and Dabo Swinney have agreed to a new six-year contract that will pay the coach more than $30 million. The deal is for $30.75 million, with $1 million more allotted for retention bonuses — he would get $600,000 if he’s still with the Tigers on New Year’s Day 2019 and $400,000 more on New Year’s Day 2021.
The 2015 season was the highlight of Swinney’s tenure, which spans more than seven full seasons and features two ACC titles and an appearance in the College Football Playoff National Championship this past January. Hired on an interim basis as a receivers coach in the middle of the 2008 season before being promoted to the full-time job, Swinney has guided Clemson to a 75-27 record, including a 47-14 mark in ACC play. Clemson is one of just two teams to have won 10 or more games in each of the past five seasons, and it is one of just five FBS teams to rank in the top 10 percent in the NCAA’s academic progress rate in each of the past five years.