NCAA Football

Dabo Swinney and wife donate $1 million to Clemson IPTAY

Jesse Reed
Written by Jesse Reed

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney knows how to literally put his money where his mouth is.

The fun-loving coach often touts his school as the best in the nation. Now he and his wife are donating a significant chunk to the university’s IPTAY program that is responsible for funding all Clemson’s student-athlete scholarships.

The IPTAY program does more than just pay for the school’s scholarships. Per the official IPTAY website, the program also “provides the largest academic endowment (nearly $6 million) on campus to the general student body.”

The program also completely funds the school’s band with uniforms and travel expenses and “supports student-athletes services which includes areas such as leadership development, community engagement, sports psychology, nutrition and much more.”

Swinney recently signed a big contract (six years, $31.75 million) to coach the Tigers, making him one of the highest-paid coaches in college football. Essentially, by donating $1 million to this program, he’s investing in the future of his program, assuming he decides against moving up to coach in the NFL any time soon.

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Jesse Reed

Jesse Reed

Managing Editor here at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker, Foxsports.com and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.