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Swinney named to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame

Swinney named to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame


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The eight-member Alabama Sports Hall of Fame class of 2018 was named on Thursday and Dabo Swinney was named on the prestigious list.

The 50th-anniversary ceremony and banquet will take place in Birmingham on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

"As we celebrate the 50th anniversary class of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, we do so with another amazing group of individuals who have brought fame and recognition to our state through their sports accomplishments," said Scott Myers, executive director of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. "The Class of 2018 not only has a tremendous amount of diversity in the five sports represented, but they touch numerous schools and communities throughout the state, as well as bringing a great degree of national recognition."

Swinney's Alabama Hall of Fame Bio:

Born November 20, 1969 in Pelham, he attended the University of Alabama, where he joined the Crimson Tide football program as a walk-on wide receiver in 1989. He earned a scholarship and lettered on three teams (1990–1992), including the Crimson Tide's 1992 national championship team. During his time as an undergraduate at Alabama, Swinney was twice named an Academic All-SEC and SEC Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll member.

After spending time as an assistant on Alabama and Clemson coaching staffs, Swinney took over as head coach for the Clemson Tigers midway through the 2008 season. In nine years as the Tigers’ head coach, he has directed Clemson to a 100-29 overall record and won seven bowl games. Swinney guided Clemson to the National Championship game in 2015; and in 2016 led the Tigers to a victory and 2017 National Championship. He is the recipient of ten National Coach of the Year honors.

The full Class of 2018:

Terrell Owens

Dabo Swinney

Stewart Cink

Johnny Davis

Chan Gailey

Tim Hudson

Bill Jones

Kathy McMinn

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