Clemson Friday rewarded basketball coach Brad Brownell for leading the team to the NCAA Tournament last season with a two-year contract extension. The Board of Trustees Compensation Committee approved the extension that will keep Brownell under contract thru 2026. Brownell’s previous contract was set to expire in 2024. Total yearly compensation is $2.6 million for 2021-2022, $2.75 million for 2022-24, and $3 million for 2024-26.
“I want to thank Dan Radakovich, President Jim Clements and the Board of Trustees for continuing to support my leadership of our Clemson basketball program,” Brownell said in a statement. “None of this would be possible without the outstanding young men I’ve coached and dedicated assistant coaches and staff who have worked alongside me the past 11 years. I am blessed to continue to coach at this great University and I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish, both on and off the court, and look forward to continuing our program’s upward trajectory.”
During Brownell’s 11 seasons, he has become the winningest coach in Clemson history with 201 career victories and stands at 368 overall in his career. Twice under Brownell the Tigers have posted a top-five home winning percentage in a season, including finishing 11-1 in Littlejohn last season, and Clemson has made three appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including in 2021 and Sweet 16 run in 2018.
Brownell has compiled a 201-150 record over his 11 seasons in Clemson, earning the 2017-18 Sports Illustrated National College Coach of the Year Award. The Tigers have reached the NCAA Tournament three times and have made postseason appearances on seven occasions.