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Danny Pearman

Position: Assistant Head Coach/Tackles/Tight Ends

Former Clemson tight end and veteran assistant coach Danny Pearman was named tackles and tight ends coach on Dabo Swinney's staff on December 12, 2008. Pearman returned to Clemson from the University of Maryland where he served as tight ends and special teams coach during the 2008 season, helping the Terps to bowl bid. Pearman coached the Clemson tight ends during the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl on January 1, 2009, joining a handful of Clemson graduates who have also coached the Tigers in a bowl game. That was his 17th bowl game as an assistant coach.

Pearman is no in his 12th consecutive year coaching a team in the ACC. He served on Duke's staff in 2007 and at North Carolina in 2006. He also had an extended career at Alabama (1990-97) and Virginia Tech (1998-2005). He was on the same staff with Swinney at Alabama during the 1993-97 seasons.

Pearman helped the Maryland offense to a number-two ranking in the ACC in passing, and a number-three ranking in total offense during the 2008 season. Starting tight end Dan Gronkowski was named honorable mention All-ACC and had 29 receptions for 287 yards. He ranked third among all ACC tight ends in receptions.

He also had a strong impact on the Maryland special teams. He coached sophomore punter Travis Baltz to first-team All-ACC status with a 41.4 average. Maryland was also eighth in the nation in fewest yards allowed per punt return. The Terps were first in the ACC and 16th in the nation in net punting.

Pearman has been an assistant coach in two National Championship games, one with Alabama in 1992 and one with Virginia Tech in 1999. The Crimson Tide won the National Championship with a Sugar Bowl victory over Miami (FL) in 1992, Swinney's senior year with the Crimson Tide and Pearman's second season as a full-time coach.

Pearman was a member of two ACC Championships seasons at Clemson as a tight end in 1986 and 1987. He earned his undergraduate degree from Clemson in finance in December of 1987 and his master's degree from Clemson in December of 1989.

He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Clemson under Danny Ford in 1988 and 1989. Clemson won the ACC championship in 1988 and posted 10-2 records in each of those seasons.

Pearman became a graduate assistant coach at Alabama under Head Coach Gene Stallings in 1990. He served as offensive tackles and specials teams coach at Alabama between 1991-96, then coached the defensive tackles and special teams at Alabama in 1997. Alabama made six total bowl appearances in his eight years on that staff. The Tide also won five SEC Western Division titles during his time in Tuscaloosa.

Pearman moved on to Virginia Tech as a member of Frank Beamer's staff in 1998. He served an eight-year tenure as tight ends, tackles and a special teams assistant.

Pearman helped Virginia Tech to eight consecutive bowl appearances, including the national championship game against Florida State in the Sugar Bowl at the end of the 1999 season. During his time at Virginia Tech he coached Jeff King, an All-ACC tight end and a fifth-round draft choice of the Carolina Panthers, and Bob Slowikowski a sixth-round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys in 2002.

Pearman and his wife Kristy have three children, a daughter, Taylor, and two sons, Tanner and Trent.

Danny Pearman Coaching Experience
Year
School Position
Bowl
1988
Clemson Graduate Assistant
Citrus
1989
Clemson Graduate Assistant
Citrus
1990
Alabama Graduate Assistant
Fiesta
1991
Alabama OT/Special Teams Coordinator
Blockbuster
1992
Alabama OT/Special Teams Coordinator
#Sugar
1993
Alabama OT/Special Teams Coordinator
Gator
1994
Alabama OT/Special Teams Coordinator
Citrus
1995
Alabama OT/Special Teams Coordinator
-
1996
Alabama OT/Special Teams Coordinator
Outback
1997
Alabama DT/Special Teams Coordinator
-
1998
Virginia Tech TE/OT, Special Teams Assistant
Music City
1999
Virginia Tech TE/OT, Special Teams Assistant
$Sugar
2000
Virginia Tech TE/OT, Special Teams Assistant
Gator
2001
Virginia Tech TE/OT, Special Teams Assistant
Gator
2002
Virginia Tech TE/OT, Special Teams Assistant
San Francisco
2003
Virginia Tech TE/OT, Special Teams Assistant
Insight
2004
Virginia Tech TE/OT, Special Teams Assistant
Sugar
2005
Virginia Tech TE/OT, Special Teams Assistant
Gator
2006
North Carolina TE/OT
-
2007
Duke TE/Special Teams Coordinator
-
2008
Maryland TE/H-Back, Special Teams Coordinator
*Humanitarian
# - Won National Championship
$ - Played for National Championship
* Will coach with Clemson in the Gator Bowl