Dabo Swinney has achieved tremendous things.
He has won a college football national championship as a player at Alabama and again as the head coach of the Clemson Tigers.
Swinney has built the Tigers into one of the premier programs in all of college football, much less the ACC, and has even been named Coach of the Year.
Although his résumé is full of honors, Swinney achieved another first this weekend. At least, that was according to Clemson director of football communications Tim Bourret.
Bourret tweeted that Swinney became the “First National Championship coach to be on Kisscam at an NBA game.”
Swinney was in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII. He was at the NFL’s biggest game of the year Sunday, cheering on one of his former players, New England Patriots tight end Dwayne Allen.
Before Swinney put on a Patriots cap and supported the lone Tiger in the Super Bowl, he took in an NBA game on Saturday night. Accompanied by his wife, Kathleen, Swinney attended the Minnesota Timberwolves game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Swinney’s were just a part of the star-studded crowd at the T-wolves’ game, all likely in town for the Super Bowl. Some of the luminaries included Heisman Trophy winning quarterback and former Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow, boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and former NFL star Tony Gonzalez, among others.
But it was Dabo and Kathleen who were spotlighted when the “kiss cam” searched the arena for couples to show on the stadium scoreboard.
When they were pictured, the Swinney’s did not disappoint. Dabo laughed before leaning in and planting a smooch on the lips of his wife of 23 years. After the kiss, Dabo celebrated with a cheer and threw his arms in the air victoriously.
It looked like Swinney enjoyed the kiss. In spite of Allen and the Patriots losing to the Philadelphia Eagles, he got to see a competitive Super Bowl filled with the type of daring calls and trick plays that he has made a part of his repertoire in Clemson.
Now he returns to the recruiting trail as another Signing Day fast approaches, soon to be followed by spring practice.