Difference between pages "Bill Foster" and "Cliff Ellis"

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Bill Foster, the second winningest coach in Clemson basketball history on a percentage basis, served as the Tigers' seventeenth head basketball coach, [[1975]]-[[1984]]. He is second to [[Rick Barnes]] on a percentage basis in [[ACC]] games (.373) and ACC road games (.233).  Foster's Clemson record was 156-106. He is tied for the most top-20 wins (16) in Clemson history and also won 13 games in overtime, also a Clemson record.
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Cliff Ellis is Clemson winningest coach in Clemson basketball history on a total victories basis (177-128). Hired as Clemson's eighteenth basketball coach, he held the position for ten years, [[1984]]-[[1994]]. He took the Tigers to eight post-season tournaments, three NCAAs and five NITs. He coached Clemson to the [[ACC]] regular season title in [[1989]]-[[1990]], the only regular season ACC title in Clemson history. The Tigers had a 24-8 record that year. His [[1986]]-[[1987]] team won a record 25 games.
  
Born [[April 1]], [[1936]], a native of Palatka, Florida, he graduated from Carson-Newman College, Jefferson City, Tennessee, in [[1958]] and then attended Shorter College in Rome, Georgia, and coached their basketball team (NAIA) for five seasons, [[1962]]-[[1967]], with a 110-31 record. He then coached for five seasons at independent Division I University of North Carolina-Charlotte, [[1970]]-[[1975]], where his teams were 88-38.
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Ellis set 33 Clemson coaching records, including ACC regular season victories, victories at home and home winning percentage.  He coached Clemson to three NCAA Tournament appearances in a four-year period ([[1986]]-[[1990]]).  He left Clemson after the [[1993]]-[[1994]] season to become the head coach at Auburn and he took the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament and a top-10 national ranking in [[1998]]-[[1999]].
  
Hired in 1975 to replace the disgraced [[Tates Locke]] at Clemson, Foster's best year helming the Tigers was [[1979]]-[[1980]] when he guided them to a 23-9 record and the Final Eight of the NCAA Tournament, the farthest Clemson has advanced in the history of the NCAA Tournament.  The Tigers defeated six Top 20 teams that year, still a single-season record for ranked wins. That includes Clemson's only victory in history over the number one-ranked team, an 87-82 win over Duke on [[January 9]], [[1980]]. The Tigers were ranked 18th.
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Ellis won 22 games over top 25 teams in his ten years at Clemson, including an upset of 12th-ranked Florida State in the 1993 ACC Tournament, and a victory over a Number 2-ranked North Carolina team in [[1994]].
  
Foster left Clemson in [[1984]] to restart the Miami (FL) program where he was 78-71 during five seasons ([[1985]]-[[1990]]), moving to Virginia Tech in [[1991]] where he was head coach for six seasons through [[1997]] with a record 101-78.  In 1995-96 he took Virginia Tech to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. His 1994-95 team won the NIT.
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Ellis was named ACC Coach-of-the-Year in [[1986]]-[[1987]] and [[1989]]-[[1990]], the only Clemson coach to win that award. After a short stint in broadcasting, he was hired as head coach at Coastal Carolina in [[July]] [[2007]].
  
Foster retired from coaching after the 1996-1997 season with a 532-325 record.  He resides in Boone, North Carolina. He was inducted into the [[Clemson Hall of Fame]] in [[2001]].  In [[September]] [[2005]] he received the [[Bobby Roberts]] Award from the Augusta Sports Council for lifetime contributions to college basketball. He was inducted into the Carson-Newman Eagles Hall of Fame in [[2007]].
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Cliff Ellis is Clemson winningest coach in Clemson basketball history on a total victories basis (177-128). Hired as Clemson's eighteenth basketball coach, he held the position for ten years, 1984-1994. He took the Tigers to eight post-season tournaments, three NCAAs and five NITs. He coached Clemson to the ACC regular season title in 1989-1990, the only regular season ACC title in Clemson history. The Tigers had a 24-8 record that year. His 1986-1987 team won a record 25 games.

Ellis set 33 Clemson coaching records, including ACC regular season victories, victories at home and home winning percentage. He coached Clemson to three NCAA Tournament appearances in a four-year period (1986-1990). He left Clemson after the 1993-1994 season to become the head coach at Auburn and he took the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament and a top-10 national ranking in 1998-1999.

Ellis won 22 games over top 25 teams in his ten years at Clemson, including an upset of 12th-ranked Florida State in the 1993 ACC Tournament, and a victory over a Number 2-ranked North Carolina team in 1994.

Ellis was named ACC Coach-of-the-Year in 1986-1987 and 1989-1990, the only Clemson coach to win that award. After a short stint in broadcasting, he was hired as head coach at Coastal Carolina in July 2007.


Preceded by: Bill Foster Clemson University Basketball Coach Succeeded by: Rick Barnes