Long time Clemson soccer coach Trevor Adair has resigned under pressure. The school announced the resignation Tuesday morning. Adair was arrested in April following a domestic dispute at his house with his two daughters. Police alleged that Adair assaulted his daughters during that late night dispute. Following his arrest he was placed on a leave of absence by the school.
Adair is 48 years old and is a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has been at Clemson for 14 seasons and is one of the school’s most successful coaches. He posted a 174-91-26 record during that span and led the Tigers to nine NCAA tournament appearances. The team went to the Final Four in 2005 and has made five Elite Eight appearances.
In a statement he released through the school, Adair didn’t close the door on the possibility of coaching again.
“After a great deal of thought and prayer, I believe the time is right to pursue other opportunities in coaching and to help transition the Clemson program to new leadership,” said Adair. “Jody and I wish to thank our family, friends, supporters, and, of course, the student-athletes for all their friendship, love, and support during our wonderful journey at Clemson. With appreciation to them, we look forward to pursuing new and exciting opportunities with great joy and anticipation. Thank you Tiger Nation.”
Clemson Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips also issued a short statement thanking Adair for his 14 years of service in Clemson.
“We wish to thank Coach Adair for his contributions to our soccer program the last 14 years,” said Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips. “We had many bright moments at Riggs Field during his tenure and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Phil Hindson will take over as the interim head coach. He’s been an assistant with the Tiger program the past five years.