The extension will add a year to Brownell's previous contract and enhance his compensation package by 33 percent to over $1.2 million per year. His contract now runs through the 2016-17 season
"We could not be more pleased with what Coach Brownell and his staff
accomplished in his first year," said Phillips. "He did a great job
assembling a tremendous staff. I have worked with a National
Championship program at Arkansas and a Final Four program at Oklahoma State, and I believe this staff is as good as I have been around. I was
impressed with Brad in every phase of the program this year."
Clemson finished Brownell's first year with a 22-12 record, including a
9-7 ledger in the ACC. He established Clemson coaching records for
total wins and ACC wins by a first-year coach. His nine ACC wins tied
for the third most in league history for a first-year head coach, and
the figure was four more ACC wins than any other first year Clemson head
coach. The .647 overall winning percentage was the best by a first-year
Clemson coach since the 1920-21 season.
In postseason play, the Tigers won an ACC Tournament game and an NCAA
Tournament game in the same year for the first time since 1990. Clemson
defeated UAB in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Tigers first
NCAA Tournament win since 1997. Brownell was one of just four
first-year Division I head coaches to take his team to the NCAA
Tournament this year and the only first-year head coach to win an NCAA
Clemson was outstanding on the defensive end of the court, leading the
league in scoring defense for the first time in 12 years. Clemson's
.402 field goal percentage defense was the best by a Clemson team since
the 1958-59 season.
Brownell receives extension
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