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Elliott bringing Clemson’s assistant strength coach with him to UVA

By Jerry Ratcliffe

According to reports out of Clemson, new Virginia football coach Tony Elliott has made his first staff hire, Adam Smotherman, the Tigers’ senior assistant football strength and conditioning coach.

Smotherman is a 10-year veteran of Clemson’s football program and was known as the Tigers’ “Get Back Coach,” responsible for keeping coaches and players on the sidelines and not on the field during games. Prior to his arrival at Clemson, Smotherman was assistant director of strength and conditioning at Furman (2012-13).

He also was a grad assistant strength and conditioning coach at Clemson (2011-12).


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