Brad Brownell to remain at Clemson


CLEMSON, SC (WWAY) — Brad Brownell will get at least one more season as the coach of the Clemson men’s basketball team.

Clemson Athletic Director Dan Radakovich issued a statement this morning after meeting for several hours with Brownell, who coached UNCW for four seasons before leaving for Wright State in 2006.

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“Both of us believe strongly that we should have achieved more this season and Brad is candid with his own critique and assessment,” Radovich’s statement read in part. “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’s Tigers ended their season Tuesday by blowing a 20-point lead in an opening-round loss in the NIT to Oakland. Clemson finished the year 17-16. Its 6-12 conference record earned the team a 12th-place finish in the ACC.

Brownell is 124-103 (56-66, ACC) in seven seasons at Clemson.

Brownell was 83-40 (52-20, CAA) as coach of the Seahawks from 2002-2006. He was the last coach to lead UNCW to multiple NCAA Tournaments (2003 and 2006) before Kevin Keatts did it this year. NC State formally introduced Keatts as its new head coach yesterday.

In December, Clemson beat UNCW 87-73.