Upcoming Big Thursday dates:
November 1, 2018
May 2, 2019


Our next Big Thursday is November 1, 2018 at Clemson Presbyterian Fellowship Hall from 11:30-1:00. Our featured speaker will be Tracy Swinney.

Tracy is a retired police officer from the state of Alabama with 25 years of service. He retired in May of 2012 and now serves as Director of Football Security and community liaison for the Clemson University football program.

Tracy was a SWAT officer for 10 years. He was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the detective unit investigating homicides, thefts and juvenile crime.

Tracy was a certified Hostage Negotiator that included negotiating high-level incidents. Tracy was promoted to supervisor of the Hostage Negotiation team where he remained until his retirement.

Since June of 2012, Tracy has been responsible for the safety of the football facility, players, and coaches. He is the liaison to law enforcement in South Carolina and other states while the team travels, coordinating logistics and safety procedures at the hotel, stadium, and airport. He is responsible for the safety and security of all team practices whether in Clemson or out of state.

Tracy serves on Dabo’s All In Team Foundation, founded by his brother, Dabo Swinney. Dabo’s All In Team focuses on breast cancer awareness and other charities.

Besides serving on the Upstate Warriors Solution Board, Tracy is also a board member for the Family Effect, Upstate Heart Association and the Foothills Area YMCA.

Tracy was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a graduate of Pelham High School and Samford University in Birmingham.

Tracy is married to Tammy Swinney. They have 4 children and 1 granddaughter.

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Big Thursday 2018