Byrd Elected to Clemson Hall of Fame

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CLEMSON, S.C. -- PGA TOUR star Jonathan Byrd was among seven named to Clemson's hall of fame, the school announced Wednesday.
 
Along with Byrd, a former All-America golfer for the Tigers, were football players Kyle Young, Steve Kenney and the late Robert F. Poole, women's basketball player Shandy Bryan, track star Terrance Herrington and former Clemson women's track coach Wayne
Coffman.
 
Poole also served as Clemson's president from 1940 until his death in 1958.
 
The group will be enshrined during ceremonies Sept. 1 and then recognized during the season-opening football game against Florida Atlantic the next day.
 
Byrd was a starter on four top 10 golf teams at Clemson between 1997-2000. He is in his fifth season on the PGA TOUR and has two pro victories.
 
Young was the Tigers starting center in 2000 and 2001 and was twice a finalist for the Dave Rimington Award, given to college football's top center. He is currently in athletic administration at Clemson.
 
Kenney was an all-Atlantic Coast Conference offensive lineman for the Tigers in 1978. He went on to play nine years in the NFL, eight of them with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Poole was the first Clemson graduate to serve at the school's president. Before that he was an offensive line starter in 1915 and 1916. As president, Poole oversaw construction of Memorial Stadium and was instrumental in Clemson's decision to join the ACC in 1953.
 
Bryan started on four Clemson's women's basketball teams that reached the NCAA tournament, including the 1990-91 club that reached the tournament's final eight. Bryan is third in Clemson history with 1,631 career points and 874 rebounds.
 
Herrington ran middle distance events and was a five-time ACC champion with the Tigers from 1985-89. He was part of the Clemson's NCAA champion 3,200-meter relay team in 1989 that, at the time, established a world record of 7:17.45 in the event.
 
Herrington still holds Clemson outdoor records in 800- and 1,500-meter outdoor races and the 1,000-meter event indoors. Herrington was part of the 1992 U.S. Olympic team in the 1,500 meters.
 
Coffman was part of Clemson's ACC cross-country championship team in 1978 and then coached women's track there from 1985-1998. Coffman helped the cross-country team to the 1986 ACC title, the track team to the 1991 outdoor ACC title and the 1992 indoor ACC title.
 
He is currently an academic adviser in the Clemson athletic department.
 
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