January 23, 2022

Clemson promotes Streeter, Goodwin to OC, DC

Clemson soccer coach Dabo Swinney is selling from inside to fill his offensive and defensive coordinator positions.

Swinney introduced Tuesday that senior defensive assistant Wes Goodwin would transfer to defensive coordinator and that safeties coach Mickey Conn would tackle a co-defensive coordinator’s position. Goodwin would be the major playcaller on protection, changing Brent Venables, who left to take the Oklahoma head-coaching job.

Quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter is being elevated to offensive coordinator. He replaces Tony Elliott, who left to take the Virginia head-coaching job. As well as, Kyle Richardson is shifting into an on-field position as tight ends coach and passing sport coordinator.

Swinney stated he didn’t interview any exterior candidates for the roles.

“I am all the time going to advertise from inside, when it is possible,” he stated. “I’ve employed individuals from all types of locations, however I’ll rent one of the best particular person. I am not going to rent what different individuals need me to do, I’ll rent who’s finest for this college, for me and for this staff.”

Goodwin, who will even coach linebackers, was given a three-year deal and can earn $850,000 yearly. Conn will make $800,000 a yr. This will likely be Goodwin’s first on-field teaching project. He initially labored as an analyst at Clemson and in addition hung out within the NFL with Bruce Arians.

“Wes Goodwin is particular,” Swinney stated. “He is a really gifted younger coach with an extremely brilliant future. This man has ready for a very long time for this chance and it will be enjoyable to see him take the reins.”

Streeter, who performed quarterback at Clemson, additionally has a three-year deal and can make $925,000 yearly. Richardson will make $500,000 yearly on a two-year deal.