During his time at Fordham, Richmond, and Bowling Green, Dave Clawson has been tasked with taking a underachieving team and resurrecting the program.
At Fordham, his first college head coaching stop, they went 0-11 in his first season, but by his fourth season the program had improved to 10-3. Richmond was a similar story; 3-8 in year one and 11-3 in year four.
At Bowling Green he led the team to a 7-6 season his first year, and then saw a dip to 2-10 in year two. That was followed by two solid seasons (5-7 in 2011 and 8-5 in 2012) before exploding on the scene last year as the Falcons went 10-3 including a MAC title and a narrow loss to Pitt in the Humanitarian Bowl.
To summarize, everywhere he has been, he's successfully turned programs around. And not just that, but in the high pressure / win now world of college athletics, he's done it his way. That's exactly what Wake Forest AD Ron Wellman had in mind when he decided to lure Clawson away from Bowling Green.
The video below is a tip of the cap to Clawson and his approach to building a program. He's obviously got a blueprint that he, and his staff, believe in 100% and has the results to prove that there is a method to his madness.