Dabo Swinney wins coaching award

Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney was honored in Dallas, Texas this week and picked up a coaching award in the process. Former Tigers offensive coordinator Chad Morris presented Swinney with the award.

The award was the 2015 Gene Stallings Award which was “created to honor college football head coaches who are also humanitarians and strive to promote healthy, vibrant communities through charitable and community service efforts.”

“I am Incredibly honored to receive the Stallings Award,” said Swinney in a statement. “Coach Stallings was my mentor for seven great years. The lessons I learned from him and the example he was to me as a father, husband and as a giver to the community definitely shaped me as a young man.

“Every day I think about Coach Stallings or apply one of the lessons of life that he taught me. There are a lot of awards out there, but this is one that I will cherish forever because of the man it is named for. I just want to say thank you for this great honor and for the opportunity to have my name associated with The Stallings Award.”

When Swinney began his coaching career, he was a graduate assistant under Stallings with the Alabama Crimson Tide.

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