Swinney runner-up in ACC Coach of Year
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney finished second in ACC Coach of the Year voting behind Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson in balloting
conducted by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Swinney had 10 votes while Johnson, the third man in the league’s history to win Coach of the Year
honors in his first two seasons, had 24 votes.
Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer (2004-05) and Charlie Pell of Clemson (1977-78) are the
only people named Coach of the Year in each of their first two ACC seasons. Other repeat winners of the
award are Duke’s Steve Spurrier (1988-89), George Welsh of Virginia (1983-84) and Jerry Claiborne of
Clemson will play Georgia Tech on Saturday for the ACC Championship Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The contest will be shown on ESPN at 8:00 PM.
Coach of the Year
Coach School Votes
Paul Johnson Georgia Tech 24
Dabo Swinney Clemson 10
David Cutcliffe Duke 4
Frank Spaziani Boston College 2
Also announced by the ACC on Tuesday, Clemson redshirt freshman quarterback Kyle Parker was Offensive Rookie of the Year runner-up to Virginia Tech's running back Ryan Williams.
Off. Rookie of the Year
Player School Votes
Ryan Williams Virginia Tech 34
Kyle Parker Clemson 4
Conner Vernon Duke 2