Danny Pearman Added To Duke Coaching Roster

Danny Pearman, who has coached in 16 bowl games and was on the staff at Alabama when the Crimson Tide captured the national championship in 1992, has been added to the Duke football staff, announced on Saturday by head coach Ted Roof. Pearman will coach Duke's tight ends while serving as special teams coordinator.

Pearman served on Alabama's staff under head coaches Gene Stallings (1990-96) and Mike DuBose (1997-98) for eight years. He was a graduate assistant coach in 1990 before being elevated to assistant coach a year later, mentoring the offensive tackles for six seasons and defensive tackles for two years while coordinating the special teams from 1991-98. During his stint in Tuscaloosa, the Crimson Tide went 66-32, won the SEC and national championship in 1992 and captured SEC Western Division crowns in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 1996. Alabama won 10 or more games four times with Pearman on staff including the perfect 13-0 ledger in 1992 that concluded with a 34-13 triumph over Miami in the Sugar Bowl, securing the school's 12th football national title.

Following his stint with Alabama, Pearman joined Frank Beamer's staff at Virginia Tech where he spent eight years helping the Hokies to a 78-23 ledger, two conference championships (1999 Big East & 2004 ACC) and eight bowl game berths. Pearman coached the tight ends and offensive tackles in Blacksburg as Virginia Tech won 10 or more games in five seasons. He mentored Jeff King, an All-ACC tight end who was a fifth round pick of the Carolina Panthers in the 2006 NFL Draft, as well as Bob Slowikowski, a tight end selected in the sixth round by the Dallas Cowboys in 2002.

Pearman was a member of the staff at North Carolina in 2006, where he coached the defensive ends.

In all, Pearman has coached in 10 bowl game wins — 1989 Gator, 1991 Blockbuster, 1993 Sugar, 1993 Gator, 1995 Citrus, 1996 Outback, 1998 Music City, 2001 Gator and 2003 San Francisco.

A native of Charlotte, N.C., Pearman earned three varsity letters as a tight end at Clemson, playing under head coach Danny Ford and helping the Tigers win two ACC championships in 1986 and 1987. After graduating in 1987 with a degree in finance, he was a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater in 1988 and 1989 as the Tigers won the league title in 1988 and played in the Citrus and Gator Bowls.

Pearman is married to the former Kristy Sewell of Birmingham, Ala., and the couple has three children, Taylor Brooke, Tanner Ryan and Trent Joseph.

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