Randy Clements is in his fifth season at Baylor since arriving with
head coach Art Briles following five seasons at the University of Houston.
Clements, who coaches the offensive line, serves as the running game
coordinator for the Bears, after previously spending four seasons as cooffensive
Clements is responsible for establishing Baylor's impressive pipeline of
o-linemen to the NFL. The Bears have had five linemen drafted in the last
four years (including two first-rounders) - Philip Blake (fourth round,
Broncos, 2012), Robert T. Griffin (sixth round, Jets, 2012), Danny Watkins
(23rd overall, Eagles, 2011), J.D. Walton (third round, Broncos, 2010) and
Jason Smith (second overall, Rams, 2009) -- and Baylor is one of just three
schools in the nation (along with Iowa and Wisconsin) that has had an
offensive lineman drafted in each of the last four NFL Drafts.
The Clements O-line has paved the way for back-to-back 1,000-yard
rushers the last two seasons (NFL Draftees Jay Finley and Terrance
Ganaway), a first at Baylor since 1974-75. The line helped first Finley in
2010 (1,218) then Ganaway in 2011 (1,566) break the school's single-season
Clements mentored three All-Big 12 linemen in 2011, first-teamers and
NFL Draft picks Blake (Broncos) and Griffin (Jets) as well as honorable
mention underclassman Cyril Richardson. The 2011 offensive line cleared
the way for Baylor's record-setting offense (101 school records) that
ranked second nationally in total offense (587.1), fourth in passing offense
(351.5), fourth in scoring offense (45.3) and 10th in rushing offense (235.6).
The 2010 offensive line comprised a unit that helped Baylor's offense
set or tie 55 school records in addition to ranking third in the Big 12 and
24th nationally in rushing (194.6 ypg) and fourth in the conference in
sacks against (1.54 per game). The line helped tailback Finley set a school
record with 1,218 rushing yards.
Three Bears were honored in 2010: tackle Watkins (honorable mention
All-America and first-team All-Big 12), center Blake (honorable mention
All-Big 12) and guard Richardson (Freshman All-America and Big 12 All-
In 2009 Clements coached All-America center J.D. Walton, a thirdround
draft pick of the Denver Broncos. He also mentored Freshman All-
American Ivory Wade.
Clements tutored a 2008 Baylor offensive line that paved way for 2,349
rushing yards (a 251 percent increase from 2007's rushing total of 934
yards and the most rushing yards at BU since 1981) and 29 rushing
touchdowns. Four BU linemen earned postseason recognition in 2008,
headed by first-team All-American tackle Smith, who was selected the
No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Tackle Dan Gay, center Walton and
guard James Barnard all earned honorable mention All-Big 12
The Houston offense ranked as one of the nation's most prolific, in
large part due to Clements' and Philip Montgomery's contributions. In
the 2007 regular-season, Houston ranked fourth nationally in total offense
(513.17 ypg), 10th in rushing offense (239.92 ypg), 17th in scoring offense
(36.33 ppg) and 27th in passing offense (273.25 ypg).
Cougar offensive lineman Jeff Akeroyd earned 2007 first-team All-
Conference USA honors and Sebastian Vollmer earned honorable
mention and was later selected in by the New England Patriots in the
second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.
In 2006, when the Cougars' offense ranked sixth nationally and No. 1
in C-USA en route to the C-USA regular-season title and a Liberty Bowl
appearances, three of Clements' Houston linemen earned all-conference
honors. Senior center Sterling Doty received first-team recognition, while
Akeroyd was a second-team honoree and Dustin Dickinson earned thirdteam
honors from the media and honorable mention from the coaches.
Houston's 2005 offensive line helped pave the way for a 1,000-yard
rusher in Ryan Gilbert and provided the protection for a 3,000-yard
passer in Kevin Kolb as the Cougars reached the Fort Worth Bowl. Two
Clements' pupils, David Douglas and SirVincent Rogers, earned thirdteam
In his first season at Houston, which culminated with the Cougars' bid
to the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl, Clements' tutored Houston center Rex
Hadnot, a first-team All-Conference USA selection who went on to
become a sixth-round draft pick of the NFL's Miami Dolphins. Houston
finished 12th nationally in both rushing (215.54 ypg) and total (458.3 ypg)
offense, 16th in scoring offense (34.56 ppg).
Clements went to Houston after 12 highly successful seasons at
Stephenville (Texas) High School, where he served as offensive
coordinator, offensive line coach and head power lifting coach. As
Stephenville's offensive coordinator in a 10-2 2002 campaign, the school
averaged 390 yards and 31 points per game. He coached the offensive line
during Stephenville's four Class 4A/Division II state championships
(1993, 1994, 1998 and 1999).
Clements developed 17 all-state athletes and 11 Division I signees on
the offensive line including All-Big 12 player Curtis Lowery (Texas Tech),
Shalor Pryor (Iowa), Kris Terrill (Army), Bryan Kegans (Texas Tech) and
Sterling Doty (Army).
As Stephenville's head power lifting coach from 1991 through 2002,
Clements led his squad to 12 consecutive regional titles and a 2001 state
championship. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native earned all-conference
honors as a center in 1985 at Tyler (Texas) Junior College, then transferred
to Stephen F. Austin where he played on the Lumberjacks' 1988 team
which went 10-2 and reached the I-AA quarterfinals.
Clements began his coaching career at SFA as a student assistant (1986-
87), then after receiving his bachelor's degree in education from SFA in
1989 he began his association with Art Briles at Stephenville High School.
He and his wife, Polly, have two children, Jordan and Jayson.