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Cliff Ellis

Born: December 5, 1945
Alma Mater: Florida St. (1968)

Career Record (major schools): 38 Years, 715-448, .615 W-L%
Schools: South Alabama (171-84), Clemson (179-129), Auburn (186-125) and Coastal Carolina (179-110)

Conference Champion: 8 Times (Reg. Seas.), 2 Times (Tourn.)

NCAA Tournament: 10 Years (8-10), 0 Final Fours, 0 Championships

Record includes games as coach of major schools, and does not reflect forfeits or vacated games.

Coaching Record

Season School Conf G W L W-L% SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Final Notes
1975-76 South Alabama Ind 27 18 9 .667 -2.24 -8.36
1976-77 South Alabama Sun Belt 27 17 10 .630 -4.88 -6.92
1977-78 South Alabama Sun Belt 28 18 10 .643 0.71 -3.37
1978-79 South Alabama Sun Belt 27 20 7 .741 5.36 -3.91 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1979-80 South Alabama Sun Belt 29 23 6 .793 5.29 -3.97 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1980-81 South Alabama Sun Belt 31 25 6 .806 10.94 -1.29 11 Reg. Season Champion
1981-82 South Alabama Sun Belt 28 12 16 .429 0.12 -0.68
1982-83 South Alabama Sun Belt 28 16 12 .571 2.16 -0.92
1983-84 South Alabama Sun Belt 30 22 8 .733 6.53 1.28
1984-85 Clemson ACC 29 16 13 .552 8.06 5.52
1985-86 Clemson ACC 34 19 15 .559 12.86 5.45
1986-87 Clemson ACC 31 25 6 .806 16.49 3.56 10 13 NCAA Tournament
1987-88 Clemson ACC 29 14 15 .483 9.21 6.87
1988-89 Clemson ACC 30 19 11 .633 11.55 7.62 NCAA Tournament
1989-90 Clemson ACC 35 26 9 .743 15.67 6.37 17 17 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Overall W-L adjusted to 24-8
1990-91 Clemson ACC 28 11 17 .393 5.51 8.99
1991-92 Clemson ACC 28 14 14 .500 6.94 7.29
1992-93 Clemson ACC 30 17 13 .567 10.05 7.55
1993-94 Clemson ACC 34 18 16 .529 9.17 6.82
1994-95 Auburn SEC 29 16 13 .552 9.17 6.98
1995-96 Auburn SEC 32 19 13 .594 6.09 4.19 21
1996-97 Auburn SEC 31 16 15 .516 5.36 5.36
1997-98 Auburn SEC 30 16 14 .533 7.45 5.95
1998-99 Auburn SEC 33 29 4 .879 24.54 4.93 2 4 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion
1999-00 Auburn SEC 34 24 10 .706 13.59 8.20 4 2 24 NCAA Tournament
2000-01 Auburn SEC 32 18 14 .563 11.48 7.14
2001-02 Auburn SEC 28 12 16 .429 6.89 7.96
2002-03 Auburn SEC 34 22 12 .647 12.68 8.34 24 NCAA Tournament
2003-04 Auburn SEC 28 14 14 .500 10.32 5.89
2007-08 Coastal Carolina Big South 28 13 15 .464 -11.52 -5.44
2008-09 Coastal Carolina Big South 31 11 20 .355 -11.74 -6.98
2009-10 Coastal Carolina Big South 35 28 7 .800 -0.78 -10.14 Reg. Season Champion
2010-11 Coastal Carolina Big South 34 28 6 .824 2.35 -5.15 Reg. Season Champion
2011-12 Coastal Carolina Big South 31 19 12 .613 -2.64 -4.56
2012-13 Coastal Carolina Big South 29 14 15 .483 -5.61 -5.22
2013-14 Coastal Carolina Big South 34 21 13 .618 -5.21 -6.31 NCAA Tournament; Reg. Season Champion; Tournament Champion
2014-15 Coastal Carolina Big South 34 24 10 .706 -1.02 -6.18 NCAA Tournament; Tournament Champion
2015-16 Coastal Carolina Big South 33 21 12 .636 -1.85 -4.22
Career Overall 1163 715 448 .615 5.24 1.28
South Alabama 255 171 84 .671 2.67 -3.13
Clemson 308 179 129 .581 10.55 6.60
Auburn 311 186 125 .598 10.76 6.49
Coastal Carolina 289 179 110 .619 -4.22 -6.02

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Consensus All-Americans
Horace Grant (1987)
Chris Porter (1999)

Games
1989-90 Clemson 35 (#4)
1993-94 Clemson 34 (#7)
2002-03 Auburn 34 (#7)
Career 1163 (#7)

Wins
1980-81 South Alabama 25 (#9)
1998-99 Auburn 29 (#4)
Career 715 (#20)

Losses
Career 448 (#2)

Win-Loss Percentage
1998-99 Auburn .879 (#4)
2010-11 Coastal Carolina .824 (#8)