Brad Brownell will return for an 8th season as the head basketball coach at Clemson the school confirmed in a statement on Monday morning.
Tiger Illustrated was the first to report the news.
Clemson Athletic Director Dan Radakovich released a statement Monday morning saying “As part of a comprehensive season-ending review and evaluation, I met for several hours with Brad Brownell to review the recently completed season and to look ahead to 2017-2018. Both of us believe strongly that we should have achieved more this season and Brad is candid with his own critique and assessment. As we move forward, I expect Brad to make changes in the program to better position us for success. He continues to represent Clemson University with integrity and class, and we will continue to do all that we can to help him as we expect to achieve consistent success with our men’s basketball program.”
Brownell just completed his 7th season with the Tigers by leading the team to the postseason for the 3rd time, their 2nd trip to the NIT.
The Tigers had a disappointing 17-16 season this past year but most believed Brownell would return since he has 3 years left on his contract that includes a $3.5 million buyout. But the coaches seat got even hotter after Clemson blew a 20-point lead and lost in their 1st round NIT game to Oakland last week.
In 7 seasons Brownell has gone 124-103 with the Tigers including 56-66 in ACC play. He signed a 6-year extension following the 2013-14 season worth a reported $10.6 million.