NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Tim Cluess, who has led Iona to 118 wins and two NCAA Tournaments in five seasons, had his contract extended through 2019-20.
The Gaels have won at least 20 games and made a postseason appearance in each of Cluess’ five seasons.READ MORE: Events Across NYC Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Cluess, who has a 118-54 record at Iona, led the Gaels to the 2012 and 2013 NCAA Tournaments as well as the NIT in 2014 and 2015 and the CollegeInsider.com in his first season.
“Coach Cluess continues to lead our men to tremendous success,” school president Dr. Joseph E. Nyre said in a statement. “We have always believed he is the right man for Iona basketball.”READ MORE: Students In Seton Hall Leadership Program Carry On Principles Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Iona was 26-9 this season, including winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title with a 17-3 record. The Gaels lost to Manhattan in the MAAC Tournament championship game and to Rhode Island in the first round of the NIT.
David Laury of Iona was the MAAC’s player of the year this season.
“The Iona College community has embraced my family and I as one of their own and I thank them for it,” Cluess said. “I’m appreciative of the support President Nyre, Rick Cole and our administration have given us, and I look forward to continuing to lead the men’s basketball program.”MORE NEWS: 15-Year-Old Girl Killed In Suspected Hit-And-Run On Brooklyn Street
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