CCU’s Ellis joins Clemson Athletics Hall of Fame class

Coastal Carolina basketball coach Cliff Ellis, the only Clemson men’s coach to win ACC Coach of the Year honors and the coach of Clemson’s 1990 ACC Regular Season Championship team, will be inducted into the Clemson Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013, the school announced Tuesday.

Ellis finished his career as Clemson’s men’s basketball winningest coach in history (177). He coached the Tigers for 10 years and went to eight postseason tournaments, three NCAAs and five NITs, and to the ACC regular season title in 1989-90, the first regular season ACC title in school history.

Ellis was named ACC Coach of the Year twice; 1986-87 and 1989-90, only Clemson Coach to win the award. His 1986-87 team set a school record for most victories with 25. He set 33 coaching records while at Clemson and led the Tigers to 22 victories over top-25 teams in his 10 years at Clemson.

A 10-person class that features five All-Americans, two National Champions, three ACC 50-Year Anniversary team members, a two-time ACC Coach of the Year, and one of the school’s best two-sport athletes will be inducted into the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame October 11-12.

The list of inductees includes Brentson Buckner and Terrence Flagler, two of Clemson’s top football players of their respective eras who went on to play in the Super Bowl at the NFL level. Ray Williams, a four-year starter and record holder in both football and baseball during the 1980s who played for legendary coaches Bill Wilhelm and Danny Ford, is also a member of the celebrated class of former Clemson athletes.

Women’s track athletes Michelle Burgher and Cydonie Mothersill, who both claimed National Championship hardware, will be honored.  Men’s track athlete Julius Ogaro, the only Clemson track athlete to win the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and 3000 meter steeplechase in the same ACC meet, and three-time All-ACC volleyball player Robin Kibben, also will be honored.

Bill D’Andrea, executive director of the Tiger Letterwinner’s Association, made the announcement on Tuesday. The class will be honored the weekend of Clemson’s football game with Boston College., along with ACC 50-Year Anniversary baseball team member Matthew LeCroy, and ACC 50-Year Anniversary women’s basketball team member Chrissy Floyd.

Comments

comments

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CF

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CFChristian Academy of Myrtle Beach junior Michael Green reached another [more]

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off Socastee

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off SocasteeThe Carolina Forest High girls basketball team broke up a [more]

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting class

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting classCoastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia announced Sean Fitzgerald, [more]

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying Panthers

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying PanthersRetired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is interested [more]

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America Amateur

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America AmateurCoastal Carolina junior golfer Luis Ruiz has been selected to [more]

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger Invitational

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger InvitationalThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 37 swimmers to compete [more]

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA season

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA seasonFor the first time since his high school days at [more]

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3The Carolina Forest High wrestling team captured the bi-county championship [more]

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA falls

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA fallsOn Friday night, a leaky roof forced the Myrtle Beach [more]

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia State

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia StateArtur Labinowicz scored a career, team and game-high 32 points, [more]

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for wins

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for winsNorth Myrtle Beach High's Cooper Chandler picked the right time [more]

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, field

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, fieldThe annual Myrtle Beach Winter Bump Volleyball Classic, hosted by [more]

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year award

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year awardSt. James High junior Smith Knaffle may need to add [more]

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSU

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSUJaylen Shaw moved into 13th place on the Coastal Carolina [more]

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. James

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. JamesThe North Myrtle Beach boys and girls basketball teams swept [more]

Wrestling: Locals earn top rankings; Chiefs take two

Wrestling: Locals earn top rankings; Chiefs take twoThe latest rankings were released Tuesday for SCHSL wrestling, but [more]

Boys Hoops: Socastee, Conway win region debuts

Boys Hoops: Socastee, Conway win region debutsThe Socastee High boys basketball team won a thrilling Region [more]

Girls Hoops: Seahawks knock off No. 1 Wilson

Girls Hoops: Seahawks knock off No. 1 WilsonThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team saw region rival [more]

CCU student-athletes post top semester in classroom

CCU student-athletes post top semester in classroom A record 264 Coastal Carolina student-athletes posted at least a [more]

Riptides make successful plunge at Polar Bear meet

Riptides make successful plunge at Polar Bear meetRiptides Racing's swimmers braved the cold weather and icy roads [more]

Local teams break ice with region rivals, reschedules

Local teams break ice with region rivals, reschedulesThe new year is only one week old and already [more]

Panthers suffer tough loss to Saints, face uncertainty

Panthers suffer tough loss to Saints, face uncertaintyThe Carolina Panthers' season ended in a heap atop sacked [more]

Ragin' Cajuns sweep CCU in Sun Belt doubleheader

Ragin' Cajuns sweep CCU in Sun Belt doubleheaderCoastal Carolina faced the top men’s basketball team in the [more]

Moglia announces return to role as CCU head coach

Moglia announces return to role as CCU head coachCoastal Carolina’s Joe Moglia announced he has been medically cleared [more]

CCU men, women see rally bids halted by Warhawks

CCU men, women see rally bids halted by WarhawksAfter trailing by as many as 21 points, Coastal Carolina [more]

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CF

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CFChristian Academy of Myrtle Beach junior Michael Green reached another [more]

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off Socastee

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off SocasteeThe Carolina Forest High girls basketball team broke up a [more]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach