December 2, 2022

Virginia hires Clemson OC Elliott as head coach

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Chris Low

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Professors soccer reporter

Joined ESPN.com in 2007

Graduate of the College of Tennessee

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Andrea Adelson

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ACC reporter.

Tony Elliott, Clemsons offensive planner and a staple on the Tigers championship groups beneath Dabo Swinney, has actually been used as the following head soccer coach at Virginia, the university introduced Friday.
Elliott traveled to Charlottesville on Wednesday together with his family to satisfy with UVa athletic director Carla Williams and college officers however returned on Thursday with out an offer in place. He was furthermore closely pursued by Duke for heaven Devils head-coaching task. After investing Thursday evening and far of Friday considering his choices, Elliott educated Virginia officers on Friday afternoon that he was taking the task. At one level, a supply near Elliott indicated that he was torn about what to do.
A UVa airplane got here in Clemson on Friday afternoon to pick up Elliott.

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2 AssociatedEarlier Friday morning earlier than Elliott identified to take the Virginia job, the Virginia Board of Guests authorised a request from the athletic division to switch $10. 3 million from the UVa endowment to go towards a proposed $65 million soccer center.
Elliott, 42, has been selective over the previous couple of years when colleges have pursued him. He rejected the Tennessee head-coaching task a year in the past, and Auburn and South Carolina furthermore confirmed curiosity in hiring him. He is belonged to Clemsons workers considering that 2011 and the Tigers major playcaller on offense the previous seven seasons.
A graduate of Clemson, Elliott labored within the business world after his school participating in days have actually been over. He spent 2 seasons teaching at South Carolina State and three seasons teaching at Furman earlier than going back to his alma mater in 2011 as working backs coach. Because the nations high assistant coach, Elliott was the winner of the Frank Broyles Award in 2017.
Elliott changes Bronco Mendenhall at Virginia. Mendenhall plans to step down because the Cavaliers head coach following the upcoming bowl entertainment after six seasons in Charlottesville.
Virginia develops into the 4th Energy 5 college with a Black athletic director and Black head soccer coach, ending up being a member of Arizona State, Stanford and Maryland.
With Elliott leaving Clemson, meaning Swinney now has to change each of his planners. Clemson quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter is an extreme candidate to switch Elliott as offending organizer.

After investing Thursday night and far of Friday considering his choices, Elliott educated Virginia officers on Friday afternoon that he was taking the job. A graduate of Clemson, Elliott labored within the enterprise world after his school taking part in days have been over. Elliott was the winner of the Frank Broyles Award in 2017 since the countrys high assistant coach.
With Elliott leaving Clemson, indicating Swinney now has to change each of his planners. Clemson quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter is an extreme candidate to change Elliott as offensive organizer.