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• In 2010, he coached tackle Chris Hairston to a First-Team All-ACC season and tight end Dwayne Allen to Second-Team All-ACC honors.
• Helped Clemson to an ACC Atlantic Division title and a top-25 final AP ranking in his first year as a full-time coach at Clemson in 2009.
• In 2009, his tight ends combined for 54 catches, most-ever for the position in Tiger history. He coached First-Team All-ACC tight end Michael Palmer and Hairston, a Second-Team All-ACC tackle.
• Joined the staff in December, 2008 and coached in the 2009 Gator Bowl. He joined a small group of people who have played for Clemson in a bowl game and later coached the Tigers in a bowl game.
• One of three Clemson graduates on the coaching staff (Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott are the others). He played tight end on Clemson's 1986 and 1987 ACC title teams, then he served as a graduate assistant on the Tigers' 1988 ACC Championship team.
• In 20 years as a full-time Division I coach, his teams have played in 16 bowl games. Including three years as a graduate assistant coach, it is 19 bowl games in 23 seasons.
• In his second of eight years at Alabama, he directed the offensive tackles and served as special teams coordinator on its 1992 national title team. It defeated Miami (FL) in the Sugar Bowl to claim the title.
• Served on the same Alabama staff with current Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney from 1993-97.
• After eight seasons at Alabama, he moved to Virginia Tech, where he worked eight years under Head Coach Frank Beamer.
• Virginia Tech played Florida State for the National Championship in the Sugar Bowl in 1999, so Pearman has coached in the National Championship game in the Sugar Bowl with two different schools.
• Coached at North Carolina in 2006, Duke in 2007, and Maryland in 2008. He helped Maryland to the Humanitarian Bowl in 2008.

Playing Experience
Lettered three times as a tight end at Clemson (1985-87)...strength & conditioning All-American (1987).

Bowl Participation as a Player
1985 Independence Bowl...1986 Gator Bowl...1988 Citrus Bowl.

Education
Bachelor's degree in finance from Clemson in 1987...master of business administration from Clemson in 1989.

Personal Data
Born February 17, 1965...he and his wife, Kristy, have one daughter (Taylor) and two sons (Tanner, Trent).


*Courtesy Clemson Media Guide

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