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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.
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Cliff Ellis is Clemson's 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 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]].

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Cliff Ellis is Clemson's 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