Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers wide receiver Sammy Watkins (2) and head coach Dabo Swinney toss oranges to the crowd following the 2014 Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium. Clemson defeated Ohio State 40-35. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Tigers, Dabo Swinney agree on eight-year deal

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In recent years, Dabo Swinney has taken the Clemson Tigers football program to heights its never seen before, and for that, he’s been rewarded with a new eight-year contract that secures the coach through the 2021 season.

The Board of Trustees approved the deal on Saturday morning, but no financial details have been released.

Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich expressed how excited he is that Swinney will be sticking around to continue leading what he has built.

“Dabo is one of the top coaches not only in the ACC but in the entire nation,” athletic director Dan Radakovich said in a statement. “His teams have succeeded on the field, in the classroom and in the community. We’re excited to have him lead our program for a long time into the future.”

This past season, Swinney led the Tigers to a 10-win season for the third time in a row, which culminated in the school’s first-ever BCS victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Orange Bowl.

In five seasons under the coach, Clemson is 51-23 and have also captured an ACC Championship back in 2011.

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