|Head coach||Mike Noonan (9th season)|
|Conference|| ACC |
|Stadium|| Historic Riggs Field |
|Colors||Orange and Regalia |
|NCAA Tournament championships|
|NCAA Tournament runner-up|
|NCAA Tournament Semifinals|
|1973, 1976, 1978, 2005, 2015|
|NCAA Tournament appearances|
|1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019|
|Conference Tournament championships|
|1998*, 2001*, 2014|
|Conference Regular Season championships|
|1972*, 1973*, 1974*, 1975*, 1976*, 1977*, 1978*, 1979*, 1981*, 1982*, 1985*, 1990, 1993, 1998, 2019|
The Clemson Tigers men's soccer team represent Clemson University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The team has won 14 Atlantic Coast Conference championships, 2 NCAA national championships, and hosted 2 Hermann Trophy winners (Bruce Murray in 1987 and Wojtek Krakowiak in 1998).
Clemson began sponsoring a soccer team in 1934, playing a hybrid schedule of colleges and prep schools. The team was discontinued after the 1939 season. In 1967, the university decided to re-add soccer as a varsity sport. Dr. I. M. Ibrahim, who was a chemistry professor at the time, was chosen to lead the program. In the program's inaugural season, the team posted a 6–5 record. From 1967 to 1971, the Tigers posted four winning seasons overall, but were consistently in the bottom tier of the ACC.
The 1972 season proved to be a breakout year for the Tigers. The Tigers went undefeated in conference play to capture the first of eight straight ACC titles and finished the year with a 13–1–1 record and earned their first trip to the NCAA tournament. The 1973 season would prove to be even more successful, as the Tigers went 16–1 and made it to the semifinals of the NCAA tournament. By the end of the decade, the Tigers had 8 conference titles, 3 trips to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament, an Elite 8 appearance, 3 Final Four appearances, and finished the 1979 season as national runners-up.
Clemson's streak of ACC titles and NCAA appearances was broken during the 1980 season, but the Tigers rebounded with conference titles during the 1981, 1982, and 1985 seasons (Clemson's last before the ACC adopted its tournament format) and 5 straight appearances in the NCAA tournament. The 1984 season saw the Tigers finally reach the summit of national prominence, as the Tigers went 22–4 against a very tough schedule and won the 1984 National Championship. During the 1984 NCAA Tournament, Clemson had to face the top four seeds in the tournament (Alabama A&M, Virginia, UCLA, and Indiana). After failing to make the NCAA tournament in 1986, the Tigers earned their 2nd National Championship during the 1987 season. The Tigers finished the 1987 regular season 13–5–1, but had struggled during conference play. Reportedly, the Tigers were the 23rd team selected for the 24-team NCAA tournament. The Tigers, however, won three straight road games, which included an upset of #1-ranked Indiana (who hadn't lost a NCAA tournament home game prior to the match), and was chosen to host the Final Four at Riggs Field. In the semifinals, the Tigers avenged two earlier losses to North Carolina and, in the championship game, knocked off San Diego State (another surprise finalist). In addition, Bruce Murray won the 1987 Hermann Trophy (the first Clemson player to win the award).
The 1990s saw the first change of head coaches in school history, as Dr. Ibrahim retired after the 1994 season and was replaced by Brown head coach Trevor Adair. The Tigers captured their first ACC Tournament championship in 1998, won 3 ACC regular season titles (1990, 1993, and 1998), and had another player honored with the Hermann Trophy (Wojtek Krakowiak, 1998). The Tigers made 6 appearances in the NCAA tournament, with their best finishes being trips to the Elite 8 in 1997 and 1998.
During the 2001 season, the Tigers captured their 2nd ACC Tournament championship and advanced to the Elite 8. After another Elite 8 run in 2002, the Tigers experienced a down time, failing to advance out of the first round in 2003 and missing the NCAA tournament altogether in 2004. The 2005 squad, however, would make a strong run during the NCAA tournament, advancing to the Final Four for the first time since the 1987 squad's national title. The 2006 team would make the round of 16, falling to eventual runner-up UCLA. The 2008 squad, despite not making the tournament, was one of only two teams in the country to defeat both national champion Maryland and national runner-up North Carolina during the season. Trevor Adair resigned as head coach of the Tigers on June 16, 2009, two months after being placed on a leave of absence after reportedly assaulting his two daughters during a domestic dispute.Assistant coach Phil Hindson was promoted to interim head coach for the 2009 season, marking only the second change in head coaches in Tiger history. The Tigers struggled through the 2009 season, finishing with a final record of 6–12–1 despite a victory over national champion Virginia during the season.
On January 5, 2010, it was announced that former Brown head coach Mike Noonan was hired as Clemson's 4th head soccer coach.Since Coach Noonan took over, the Tigers have slowly risen back to prominence, returning to the NCAA tournament in 2013 and winning their 14th ACC championship in 2014. In 2015, the Tigers advanced to the finals of the NCAA College Cup for the first time since 1987, falling in the national championship match to Stanford. In 2016, the Tigers finished runners up in the ACC Tournament and advanced to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.
|National Champions||Conference Champions*||NCAA Tournament berth^|
|Season||Head coach||Season results||Tournament results|
|1940–1966: No team|
|1967||I. M. Ibrahim||6||5||0||1||3||0||4th||—||—|
|1972 *||13||1||1||5||0||0||Champion*||—||Round of 16 ^|
|1973 *||16||1||0||5||0||0||Champion*||—||Final Four ^|
|1974 *||12||3||0||5||0||0||Champion*||—||Round of 16 ^|
|1975 *||13||2||0||5||0||0||Champion*||—||Round of 16 ^|
|1976 *||18||2||1||4||0||1||Champion*||—||Fourth Place ^|
|1977 *||16||1||0||5||0||0||Champion*||—||Quarterfinal ^|
|1978 *||18||1||1||4||0||1||Champion*||—||Third Place ^|
|1979 *||16||2||1||5||0||0||Champion*||—||Runner-Up *|
|1981 *||18||2||0||5||1||0||Champion*||—||Round of 16 ^|
|1982 *||18||2||1||5||1||0||Champion*||—||Round of 16 ^|
|1983||16||3||2||3||2||1||3rd||—||First Round ^|
| 1984 ||22||4||0||4||2||0||2nd||—|| Champion |
|1985 *||19||3||2||5||1||0||Champion*||—||Round of 16 ^|
| 1987 ||18||5||1||1||4||1||5th||First Round|| Champion |
|1990||16||4||1||4||1||1||1st||First Round||First Round ^|
|1991||13||6||2||2||3||1||5th||First Round||First Round ^|
|1993||18||5||1||5||0||1||1st||Final||Round of 16 ^|
|1995||Trevor Adair||16||6||1||4||2||0||3rd||First Round||Round of 16 ^|
|1997||11||7||3||2||3||1||5th||First Round||Quarterfinal ^|
|1998 *||22||2||0||5||1||0||1st||Champion*||Quarterfinal ^|
|2000||14||4||2||2||2||2||4th||First Round||Round of 16 ^|
|2001 *||19||5||0||4||2||0||T-2nd||Champion*||Quarterfinal ^|
|2003||9||7||4||2||4||0||6th||First Round||First Round ^|
|2005||15||6||3||2||4||2||7th||Quarterfinal||Final Four ^|
|2006||13||5||2||3||3||2||T-5th||First Round||Round of 16 ^|
|2009||Phil Hindson||6||12||1||2||6||0||9th||Second Round||—|
|2013||11||7||3||5||4||2||T-4th||Semifinal||First Round ^|
|2014*||12||7||3||5||2||1||T-1st Atlantic Division||Champion *||Round of 16 ^|
|2015||17||3||4||6||1||1||2nd Atlantic Division||Semifinal||Runner-Up *|
|2016||14||4||5||4||1||3||3rd Atlantic Division||Runner-Up||Quarterfinal ^|
|2017||12||6||1||4||4||0||3rd Atlantic Division||Semifinal||Second Round ^|
|2018||7||9||1||2||6||0||6th Atlantic Division||First Round||—|
|2019||18||2||2||6||1||1||1st Atlantic Division||Runner-Up||Quarterfinal ^|
Updated October 2, 2019
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The Clemson Tigers are the athletic teams that represent Clemson University, located in Clemson, South Carolina. They compete as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I level, primarily competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for all sports since the 1953–54 season. Clemson competes for and has won multiple NCAA Division I national championships in various sports, including football, men's soccer, and men's golf.
The Clemson Tigers men's basketball team is a college basketball program that represents Clemson University and competes in the NCAA Division I. Clemson is a founding member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The 2009–10 Clemson Tigers women's basketball team will represent the University of Clemson in the 2009–2010 NCAA Division I basketball season. The team will be coached by Cristy McKinney. The Tigers are a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference and will attempt to win an NCAA championship.
Michael Noonan is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the American Indoor Soccer Association and is currently the head coach of the Clemson University men's soccer team.
Phil Hindson is a Scottish soccer coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke Braves.
The 2014 Clemson Tigers men's soccer team was the college's 54th season of playing organized men's college soccer, and their 27th season playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers were led by fifth-year head coach Mike Noonan, and played their home games at Riggs Field.
The Clemson Tigers women's soccer team represent Clemson University in the Atlantic Coast Conference of NCAA Division I soccer. The team has won 1 Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship, shared 1 regular season title and advanced to the NCAA Women's soccer tournament 19 times.
The 2015 Clemson Tigers men's soccer team represents Clemson University during the 2015 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. The Tigers are led by head coach Mike Noonan, in his sixth season. They play home games at Riggs Field. Riggs Field celebrated its 100-year anniversary this year, in October. This is team's 55th season playing organized men's college soccer and their 28th playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The 2016 Clemson Tigers men's soccer team represents Clemson University during the 2016 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. The Tigers are led by head coach Mike Noonan, in his seventh season. They play home games at Riggs Field. This is team's 56th season playing organized men's college soccer and their 29th playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The 2017 Clemson Tigers men's soccer team represents Clemson University during the 2017 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. The Tigers were led by head coach Mike Noonan, in his eighth season. They play home games at Riggs Field. This was the team's 57th season playing organized men's college soccer and their 30th playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers finished with a record of 12–6–1 and an ACC record of 4–4–0. The Tigers lost in the Semifinals of the ACC tournament to eventual champions Wake Forest. They were selected to participate in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth year in a row. However, they lost to Coastal Carolina in the second round.
The 2017 Clemson Tigers women's soccer team represents Clemson University during the 2017 NCAA Division I women's soccer season. The Tigers are led by head coach Ed Radwanski, in his seventh season. Home games are played at Riggs Field.
Todd Bramble is an American soccer coach. He is currently the head coach of the George Mason women's soccer team.
The 2017–18 Clemson Tigers men's basketball team represented Clemson University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by eighth-year head coach Brad Brownell, the Tigers played their home games at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, South Carolina as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 25–10, 11–7 in ACC play to finish in four-way tie for third place. They defeated Boston College in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament before losing in the semifinals to Virginia. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated New Mexico State and Auburn to advance to the Sweet Sixteen where they lost to Kansas in the Sweet Sixteen. The Tigers 25 wins tied the most in program history and their 11 conference wins are the most in program history.
The 2013 Clemson Tigers men's soccer team was the college's 53rd season of playing organized men's college soccer, and their 26th season playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Tigers were led by fourth-year head coach Mike Noonan, and played their home games at Riggs Field.
The 2018 Clemson Tigers men's soccer team represented Clemson University during the 2018 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. The Tigers were led by head coach Mike Noonan, in his ninth season. They played home games at Riggs Field. This was the team's 58th season playing organized men's college soccer and their 31st playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The 2018 Atlantic Coast Conference men's soccer season was the 65th season of men's varsity soccer in the conference.
The 2018 Clemson Tigers women's soccer team represented Clemson University during the 2018 NCAA Division I women's soccer season. The Tigers were led by head coach Ed Radwanski, in his eighth season. Home games were played at Riggs Field. This was the team's 25th season playing organized soccer. All of those seasons were played in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The 2018–19 Clemson Tigers women's basketball team represents Clemson University during the 2018–19 college basketball season. The Tigers are led by first year head coach Amanda Butler. The Tigers, members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, play their home games at Littlejohn Coliseum. They finished the season 20–13, 9–7 in ACC play to finish in seventh place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the ACC Women's Tournament where they lost to Louisville. They received an at-large bid of the NCAA Women's Tournament, which was their first trip 2002 where they defeated South Dakota in the first round before losing to Mississippi State in the second round.
The 2019 Clemson Tigers men's soccer team represented Clemson University during the 2019 NCAA Division I men's soccer season. The Tigers were led by head coach Mike Noonan, in his tenth season. They played home games at Riggs Field. This was the team's 59th season playing organized men's college soccer and their 32nd playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference.