Twice Clemson University national team coach, football team coach, Dabo Swinney sat with Ed Henry & # 39; m, Fox News anchor, to talk about his early life, career and how he got his name.
"We are pleased to welcome Williams Christopher Swinney … but you know him as" Dabo "… let's explain it straight away. How did you get the name "Dabo"? "Henry asked in his Fox Nation" Front Row Seat ".
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"Well, my middle brother is 17 months older than me, so he was just a child when I was born. Even before I was born, he literally touched my mother's belly and said "this boy." But from the child's mouth it is called "dabo", explains the trainer of the Tiger. "I think my mother and dad have enjoyed it and have been with me all my life."
Swinney is a resident of Alabama and explained that his dream was to go to the University of Alabama, where he went to the football team, and after graduation he eventually became assistant coach of Crimson Tide.
"I went to Alabama as an 18-year-old. First college graduate & # 39; u in my family. First in the history of my family – parents, grandparents, great grandparents, so it was an incredible journey. I went like any 18-year-old who knew absolutely nothing about the world and didn't really see almost anything except Mississippi in Florida, Alabama and Tennessee, "Swinney said.
After the 2000 football season, Swinney said he had experienced one of the most important moments in his life when he lost his job in Alabama and faced a career change.
Swinney told Henry & # 39; emu: "I finished working for a former trainer and took care of development, building shopping centers and renting space."
"What did you learn there?" Henry asked.
"I've learned one of the most valuable lessons in my life. One of them is that I can be successful doing something different, so I started training because I just chose, not what I have to do. And there is freedom associated with it, "he replied.
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In the end, Swinney received a phone call from the then football coach of Clemson University, Tommy Bowden, who rang to ask if he wanted to return to coaching.
Swinney accepted this position and then faced another major career change in 2008 when Bowden was fired.
Henry noticed: "The door opens when he is released, unfortunately and suddenly you become a coach."
"I basically had a 7-week test. I like to tell everyone that I was a player who got a scholarship and that I was a trainer who got a job. I think about myself anyway. "
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