Tigers to Name New Defensive Coordinator?

Here is a quick glance at Steve Dunlap, who is rumored to be the new defensive coordinator at Clemson University. Dunlap was the defensive coordinator at West Virginia for 13 years and served as the linebackers coach at Syracuse this past season. His 1996 defense ranked first in Division I-A, and Dunlap was a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award, presented to the nation's top Division I-A assistant.

National Championship Experience
Dunlap coached in a national championship game and directed a Mountaineer defense that was ranked first in Division I-A in 1996. He was a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award, presented to the nation's top Division I-A assistant coach, that season. During his 17-year tenure at WVU, Dunlap mentored 16 All-East and All-BIG EAST selections, including All-American defensive back Bo Orlando.

A three-year letterwinner at inside linebacker for West Virginia, Dunlap played linebacker for current Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden in Morgantown. Dunlap played in the 1972 and 1975 Peach Bowl with the Mountaineers. He set school standards for season total tackles (190) and tackles in a game (28).

After earning his bachelor's degree in 1976, Dunlap worked as a graduate assistant and then part-time coach at his alma mater from 1976-81. He was the defensive line coach at the U.S. Naval Academy from 1981-83.

He and his wife, Wendy, have two children, Matthew and Megan.

Dunlap's Coaching History
Navy
Defensive Line (1981-83)

West Virginia University
Defensive Coordinator (1987-2000); Inside linebackers (1993-2000); Defensive Backs (1987-92); Outside Linebackers (1984-86); Part-time Assistant (1978-81); Graduate Assistant (1976-78)

Syracuse University
Linebackers (2001-2002)

Dunlap's Success Stories Bowl Games: 1972 and 1975 Peach Bowl as a player; 1981 Peach Bowl; 1984 Bluebonnet; 1987 Sun; 1989 Fiesta; 1989 Gator; 1993 Sugar; 1995 Carquest; 1997 Gator; 1997 Carquest, 1998 Insight.com; 2000 Music City

Championship Teams: 1988, 1993 Lambert Trophy (West Virginia); 1993 BIG EAST Championship (West Virginia)

Players in the Pros: Aaron Beasley, John Browning, Derrick Christina, Canute Curtis, Charles Emanuel, Charles Fisher, Barrett Green, Chris Haering, Steve Hathaway, Kevin Landolt, Mike Logan, Alvoid Mays, Bo Orlando, Basil Proctor, Bernard Russ, Fred Smalls, Matt Smith, Gary Stills, John Thornton, Vann Washington, Darrell Whitmore (Major League Baseball)

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