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Former South Carolina DC Lorenzo Ward joining Clemson staff

On3 imageby:Wes Mitchell05/09/24

Wes Mitchell

Former South Carolina defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward is joining the Clemson staff, multiple sources confirmed to GamecockCentral.

TigerNet’s David Hood was first to report the news and WSPA’s Pete Yanity also confirmed it Wednesday night. Ward had already changed his Twitter/X profile to a photo of him in a Clemson shirt.

Ward is expected to join Dabo Swinney’s staff as “Special Assistant to the Head Coach” after spending the last five years as Chatanooga’s defensive coordinator. Clemson hasn’t yet announced the news.

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Ward and Swinney have a long history going back to their playing days at Alabama and Ward’s long-time friend Woody McCorvey is also on staff as Chief of Football Administration.

Ward was at South Carolina from 2009 to 2015 on Steve Spurrier’s staff, first serving as defensive coordinator in name only under Ellis Johnson and then ultimately taking over the Gamecocks’ defense in 2012.

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