Tim Cluess

Tim Cluess (born March 9, 1959)

Teams coached: LIU Post Pioneers, Iona Gaels
LIU Post record^: 98–23 (.810)
Iona record: 199-108 (.648)
Overall record^: 297-131 (.694)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  6  (2012, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  2  (2014, 2015)
  • CIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2011)
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2011)
  • MAAC Regular Season Champion:  4  (2012, 2014, 2015, 2019)
  • ECC (Div II) Regular Season Champion:  3  (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • MAAC Tournament Champion:  5  (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • ECC (Div II) Tournament Champion:  2  (2008, 2009)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  2  (2008, 2009)

Awards:

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2010-2019 Iona
2006-2010 LIU Post
2005-2006 Suffolk CC

Tim Cluess Facts

  • Timothy Michael Cluess
  • Born March 9, 1959
  • Hometown: West Hempstead, New York
  • Alma Mater: Hofstra University (BA, 1983)
  • Played two seasons at St. John’s under Lou Carnesecca before finishing his career and degree at Hofstra under Dick Berg
    • Played professionally in Europe and Australia before starting his coaching career
  • Served as the head coach at St. Mary’s HS in Manhasset, NY from 1991-2005
    • Went 265-78 overall during that time and won four NY Class A Catholic HS state titles
  • Spent one year as the head coach at Suffolk CC on Long Island, going 22-10 overall
  • Hired as the head coach at Division II Long Island-Post in 2006
    • Won three-straight ECC titles and two ECC Tournaments, leading the Pioneers to two NCAA D-II Tournaments
  • Became the head coach at Iona in 2010, leading the Gaels to the postseason in each of his nine seasons at the helm (six NCAA, two NIT and one CIT)
  • Along with his wife, Karen, has two sons

Tim Cluess Coaching Tree

  • Tra Arnold (Iona)
  • Eric Eaton (St. Michael’s)
  • Jared Grasso (Bryant)

 

^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels

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