Coaching moves galore with #Gamecocks and #Clemson Wednesday

Connor Shaw

Not only was Wednesday National Signing Day across the country, it also was the day of a number of coaching moves across the country. For USC, two staffers reportedly are leaving the Shane Beamer administration. At Clemson, head coach Dabo Swinney announced some new positions and new contracts for some of his staff members.

Mike Uva of GamecockCentral broke the news Wednesday morning that former Gamecocks star quarterback Connor Shaw will is leaving his role as Director of Football Relations. Not long after, Chris Clark of GamecockCentral had the story that tight ends coach Erik Kimrey is departing to return to high school coaching as a head coach in another state.

Those reports were later confirmed by other media outlets including TheBigSpur and The State. Shane Beamer is to meet with the media today at 2:00 PM.

At Clemson, Swinney released details of his organization for 2022 which includes the additions of Thomas Austin as offensive line coach and Nick Eason as defensive tackles coach as well as some new responsibilities for staff members. And the Board of Trustees approved new contracts for some of the coaches.

Here’s the breakdown of the coaching roster for Clemson:


John Grass — Special Assistant to the Offense

Jody Evans — Assistant Director of Football Operations

Carter Thomason* — Defensive Analyst

Tyrone Crowder* — Offensive Player Development

Dennis Love — Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

*Previously served as a graduate assistant


Stephone Anthony — Defensive Graduate Assistant

Corey Crawford — Defensive Graduate Assistant

Brandon Thomas — Offensive Graduate Assistant


Thomas Austin — Offensive Line Coach

Tyler Grisham — Recruiting Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach

Mike Reed — Assistant Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks Coach

Jordan Sorrells — Senior Director of Recruiting and Player Development

Abe Reed — Senior Director of Equipment/Facility Coordinator

Robbie Caldwell — Director of High School Relations and Sophomore Transition

Mike Dooley — Director of Football Administration and Player Personnel

D.J. Gordon — Director of Football Operations and External Affairs

Paul Anderson — Director of Football Academics and Freshman Transition

Ty Clements — Director of Recruiting Strategy

Joe Robbins — Director of Football Creative Media

Zach Fulmer — Director of Recruiting Operations

Josh Wall — Associate Director of Recruiting and High School Relations

Anna Kate Gunn — Assistant Director of Player Development and Freshman Transition

DeAndre McDaniel — Senior Defensive Assistant

Football contract approvals by the Clemson BOT

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