The youngest coach in college football history to win a national championship, Danny Ford was only 33 when he led Clemson to a perfect 12-0 season in 1981. He coached one of the most successful runs in Clemson history from 1978-89.
A two-time ACC Coach of the Year, he led the Tigers to five conference titles and his 51 wins over his first six years is an ACC record. Ford’s 76.0 winning percentage with the Tigers ranks first in school history among coaches who served at least three seasons.
Ford never had a losing season at Clemson, guided them to the second most postseason appearances in school history and led the university to its first national championship in any sport.
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