Dabo Swinney played receiver for Alabama’s 1992 national championship team before becoming a graduate assistant and eventually the receivers coach for the Crimson Tide, serving in that capacity from 1996 to 2001.
Fired along with the rest of Mike DuBose’s staff, Swinney became receivers coach and recruiting coordinator under Terry Bowden at Clemson in 2003. He became interim head coach in 2008 and head coach of the Tigers during the 2009 season, leading the team to an Orange Bowl victory and a consecutive ranking in the Coaches Poll Top 10 in 2013.
Dabo Swinney has since led Clemson to be one of the most dominant programs in the country with multiple national championships and regular appearances in the College Football Playoff. His 2018 Clemson squad went 15-0 with a national championship win over Alabama in the final game.