Clemson Tigers Head Coach Dabo Swinney promoted defensive anaylst Lemanski Hall to Defensive Ends Coach, making him the Tigers’ 10th assistant for the 2018 season.
Hall’s promotion satisfies the new NCAA mandate allowing for a 10th assistant to be used during games and the recruiting trail.
In a statement provided by Clemson Athletics, Swinney said he preferred the balance of having five assistants on each side of the ball:
“We have prepared for this transition all year, we thought the rule was going to pass last spring, but it did not. This will be an easy transition because he has been with the program the last three years. He has been around winning programs all his life, from a player at Alabama, to the NFL, to being a part of a state championship coaching staff at Ensworth High School in Tennessee, to the last three years here at Clemson. Lemanski is very knowledgeable and will make a great contribution to our staff. I know he is excited to be on the field with our defensive ends.”
Hall was a teammate of Swinney’s at Alabama, before playing 101 games in the NFL as a linebacker. His only prior coaching experience came as a Linebackers Coach for seven years at Ensworth High School in Nashville, Tennessee.