Clawson named new football coach

The following message is sent on behalf of Ron Wellman, Director of Athletics, to students, faculty and staff:

Dave ClawsonToday we will introduce Dave Clawson as our new football coach. Dave is a proven winner and leader and has had great success at every institution he has coached. Dave has rebuilt every program that he has coached and has led each institution to a conference championship. He has developed a national reputation as a builder of programs.

Dave has spent the last five years coaching at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Last Friday, he guided the Falcons to the Mid-American Conference championship when his team beat No. 16 Northern Illinois.

Dave has also served as the head coach at Fordham and the University of Richmond, winning conference championships at both schools and earning numerous Coach of the Year Awards. He was the national coach of the year at both Richmond and Fordham.

Dave’s expectations for our program and players are extremely high. We have much to look forward to with his leadership of our program.

The University will hold a news conference this afternoon at 4:30 on the sixth floor of Deacon Tower followed by a question and answer session for our fans, students, Deacon Club members and members of the community at about 5 p.m., also on the sixth floor of Deacon Tower. The question and answer session is open to the public.

We look forward to welcoming Dave, his wife Catherine, and their children Courtney and Eric, to Wake Forest University! Go Deacs!

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