Born on 20th November, the American Dabo Swinney leads the football team at Clemson University. Following the retirement of Tommy Bowden, he assumed the mentorship of the Clemson tiger team. William Dabo Swinney led the NFL team to championships twice in 2016 and 2018.
Swinney is among the most successful American Football coaches. He proved his worth by winning five ACC championships. Not to mention, he is one of the best NFL coaches. Dabo’s real name is William Christopher Swinney. His eighteen-year-old brother called him Dabo, meaning Da Bo, “the boy” in short.
As of 2022, Dabo Swinney’s net worth is $25 million.
Glorious Football Career of Dabo Swinney
As mentioned before, Swinney led the football team and won ACC championships in 2011. In the same year, he bagged the Doad Coach award . His prolific match strategies and success ratio helped him earn a long-term contract with the Clemson football team in 2013. Like Penny Hardaway, he earned a lot of fame being a football coach.
The eight-year-old contract made him earn 27.15 million dollars. Jimmy led the Clemson Tigers football team to the NFL and claimed the Championship Football Trophy in 2016. Swinney earned about 67.5 million dollars annually by extending the contract with the team.
Once again, Swinney proved his worth by leading the collegiate team to the Playoff Championship Trophy. The Clemson Tiger team won its first-ever trophy in 2017.
The Early Life of Dabo Swinney
While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Dabo served as an assistant to Gene Siblings. Swinney completed his MBA degree and became a full-time coach for the Tide. He worked under Mike Dubose, the successor of Stallings.
He took a break from 2001 to 2003. Instead of training football teams, Dabo handled development projects for AIG real estate. The former coach at Alabama, Tommy Bowden, offered Swinney the recruitment coordinator job at Clemson Tiger.
Dabo Swinney as Head Football Coach
Nevertheless, Swinney excelled as the wide receiver and recruiting coach. Dabo coached Clemson wide receivers and ranked as one of the top 25 successful recruiting coaches.
Swinney claimed the position of interim head mentor of the football team. Tiger started its journey as a top 9 team in preseason votes but soon improved its ranking. Swinney was the leading wide receiver for their next season’s games as he got promoted.
Dabo Swinney Parents and Siblings
Carol MacKintosh married her first love Erwil as she graduated from high school. Dabo Swinney was born to Carol and Ervil. He was the third son of his parents. He had been a big fan of the Crimson Tide football team from his childhood days.
Dabo Swinney Wife
Dabo Swinney got married to his high school love Kathleen Bassett in 1994. Kathleen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. She is an inspiration and a cancer survivor.
Dabo Swinney Children
Kathleen and Dabo were blessed with three sons, Drew, Will, and Clay. Drew Swinney is a Clemson Tide wide receiver. He joined his elder brother Will and father, Dabo Swinney as a member of the Clemson Tide team.