Josh Cody

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Josh Cody (June 11, 1892June 17, 1961) was Clemson's fifteenth head football coach, serving for four years, 1927-1930. Known as "big man" (6' 2", 220 pounds), he was a much revered figure at Clemson, defeating South Carolina in all four meetings with that team, as well as three straight wins over Furman. He remains the only coach to have held the office for more than two seasons to never lose a game to the Gamecocks.

In 41 games at the Clemson head coaching position, Cody was 29-11-1, 13-0-1 at home, for a .720 winning percentage.

Cody was named the new head football coach at Clemson on October 15, 1926, following previous Coach Bud Saunders' resignation in mid-season on October 4.

Cody also coached basketball at Clemson for five years, the longest tenure for a Clemson coach in the first 25 years of the sport at the college, taking them to a 16-9 record in 1930. During the 1928-1930 seasons, Clemson was 22-4 at home. Cody's overall basketball record at Clemson was 48-55.

Preceded by: Bud Saunders Clemson University Football Coaches Succeeded by: Jess Neely

Preceded by: A. A. Gilliam Clemson University Basketball Coaches Succeeded by: Joe Davis