Audia spent the last four seasons at Georgia State, where he served on the staff of his wife, Panthers head coach Tami Audia. Tami Audia was reassigned to a different athletic position in November, after the Panthers completed a 9-23 season.
Before joining his then-newlywed wife at Georgia State in 2010, Kelly Audia had spent 13 years at Sequoyah, leading the Lady Chiefs to a 426-176 record — a .706 winning percentage. In that time, Sequoyah won seven area championships and made the state playoffs 11 times.
Audia also worked with the successful A5 club program.
At Clemson, Audia will assist head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover and serve as the Tigers’ recruiting coordinator.
“What impressed me most about Kelly was his ability to relate well with our team,” Hoover said in a release. “He is excited about Clemson, our tradition, and what we can accomplish in the future. We look forward to having him as a part of our team and program.”
The Audia family has had a long history with athletics in Cherokee County. Father Dave was a longtime baseball coach at Sequoyah, where sons Kent and Dan were players of his. Another son, Brian, lettered in five sports at Etowah and was a 2012 inductee into the Cherokee County Sports Hall of Fame.