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Ron West

Outside Linebackers


Hometown: East Point, Georgia
Birthday:  2/12/1957
Family: Wife Becky West,
Children: Brad West (son), Lori West (daughter)
Education: Clemson University graduate 1979 B.S.
Playing Experience: Two years Junior College at Marion Military, J.C. All American two years at Clemson
Bowl Games:  Two Gator Bowls as a Player / 12 Bowl games as a Coach


Favorite Hobby: Fishing and just relaxing with his family
Favorite Place to Visit: North Myrtle Beach
Favorite Artist: George Straight
Favorite Thing about Football: The competition day in and day out!
Favorite Thing about Champaign Urbana: The Fighting Illini
Favorite Quote: Winning is not a sometime thing, it is an all time thing! --Vince Lombardi
Biggest Motivation: To build a team that's down into a championship!


2010-Present: University of Illinois (linebackers)
2009: Tulsa (co-defensive coordinator / linebackers)
2005-08: Clemson University (outside linebackers)
2004: Clemson University (defensive line)
1999-2003: Clemson University (offensive line)
1997-98: Tulane University (offensive line)
1996: Baylor University (offensive line / run-game coordinator)
1993-95: Baylor University (offensive line)
1986-92: Louisiana-Lafayette (defensive coordinator / linebackers)
1985: Texas Tech (assistant linebackers)
1981-84: Texas Tech (offensive line / special team)
1980: North Texas (offensive line)
1979: West Alabama (graduate assistant)

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