Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has been rewarded for leading the Tigers to a national championship.
On Friday morning, Clemson issued a release to announce Swinney and the university have agreed to a new eight-year deal worth a whopping $54 million.
The contract makes Swinney the third-highest paid coach in college football, behind Nick Saban and Jim Harbaugh.
“Dabo’s impact on our football program, our university and our community is immeasurable and goes well beyond the on-field successes and national championship,” said Director of Athletics Dan Radakovich in a statement.
“This new agreement demonstrates our strong commitment to Dabo and our confidence in his leadership now—and in the future—and his long-term commitment to Clemson. We are thrilled that he and his family will be a part of the Clemson Family for years to come.”
During his nine seasons at Clemson, Swinney has led the Tigers to an 89-28 record.
“I want to thank President Clements, Dan Radakovich and his team, the Board of Trustees, and the entire Clemson family,” Swinney said.
“My family and I have been extremely blessed to be part of such an incredible university and community for the past 14 years. This contract makes a strong statement. It is a mutual commitment reflective of the program we have built and continue to build at Clemson. The Clemson family does so much to support our program and I couldn’t be more proud to be your head coach.”
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