Deke Herrin begins his first year on Rick Stockstill's staff as a graduate assistant.
Herrin, who spent the previous six years as a construction superintendent for Southern Homes in South Carolina, will work primarily on the defensive side of the ball.
Herrin was a walk-on wide receiver at Western Carolina in 1994 before earning a scholarship in 1995. After two seasons with the Catamounts, Herrin transferred to Clemson, where he played the 1998 campaign under Rick Stockstill.
Herrin, who is coaching on the same staff with his father Les for the first time in his career, earned his degree in sports management from Clemson in 1999.