Clemson Co-Offensive Coordinator and running backs coach Tony Elliott is one of 15 semifinalist for the Frank Broyles Award which is presented each year to the top assistant coach in the nation.
Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables won the Broyles Award last year. The winner is not eligible to win the honor again for five years.
Elliott shares the offensive coordinator duties with fellow Clemson graduate and former teammate Jeff Scott who is also a Hammond graduate. As a duo in this role, Clemson has a 39-3 record since 2014.
Elliott came to Clemson as a walk-on receiver but in 2003, the senior served as a co-captain for the Tiger squad which featured a new wide receivers coach named Dabo Swinney. Elliott caught 34 passes for 455 yards and two touchdowns in his Clemson career.
After a few years in private business, he got into the coaching profession with his first stop at South Carolina State where he worked for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. He then spent three seasons at Furman before joining the Clemson staff in 2011 as running backs coach.