The head coach of the national champion of the Clemson University football team, Dabo Sweeney sat down with Fox News presenter Ed Henry to talk about his early life, career and how he got his name.
It is a great honor to meet Williams Christopher Sweeney … but you know him as "Dabo" … let's clear it up front. How did you get the name "Dabo"? Henry asked in the Fox Nation's Front Row Seat show. "
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" Well, sweet average brother is 17 months older than me, so it was just a baby when he gave birth. Even before I was born, he would literally touch my mother's belly and say 'that boy'. But from the baby's mouth, he would call it "Dabo," Tiger's coach explained. "I think my mom and dad like this and it's been with me all my life."
Sweeney is a native of Alabama, and he explained that his life's dream is to go to the University of Alabama where he goes ̵
"I went to Alabama when I was 18 years old. First a college graduate in my family. First in my family's history – parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, so it was an incredible journey. I went like every 18-year-old who knew absolutely nothing about the world and really saw almost nothing outside of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, "Sweeney said.
After the 2000 football season, Sweeney said he experienced one of the most important moments of his life when he lost his job in Alabama and faced a career change.
Sweeney told Henry: "I ended up working for a former coach and got into the real estate development business. , building malls and leasing space. "
" What did you learn there? " ri.
“I have learned some of the most valuable lessons in my life. One is that I could be successful in doing something else, so I came to a coach because that's what I chose to do, not what I should do. And there is a freedom that comes with it, "he replied.
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Finally, Sweeney received a call from then-head football coach,
Sweeney accepted the position, and then in 2008 he faced another major career change when Bowden was released.
Henry stated, "The door opens. when he is fired, unfortunately, and suddenly you're the head coach. "
" principle I had a 7-week experience. I like to tell everyone that I was a scholarship-winning player and a coach who got the job. So I think to myself. "
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