New Rochelle, N.Y. – After 10 years of extraordinary dedication to Iona College, the men's basketball program, our students, and the community, Tim Cluess
is stepping down as head coach so that he may focus on making a full recovery from his recent health concerns, and serve in an advisory role.
"I want to sincerely thank the Iona College community and administration for the opportunity to be a part of Gael Nation for the past ten years," said Cluess. "I appreciate the concern and care that the Iona Community, in particular Dr. Carey, has demonstrated for me and my family over the past few months as I have been dealing with a complicated health issue that kept me from coaching."
"I look forward to my new role and assisting the College in every way I can going forward," Cluess added. "On behalf of myself and my family, I want to thank Gael Nation, including every student-athlete I had the honor to coach, for all their ever-present and vocal support. I am proud of what we've accomplished together and look forward to supporting the program in my new advisory role."
"We're extremely proud of Tim Cluess and how he represented our program over the last ten years," said Director of Athletics Matthew Glovaski
. "He elevated Iona men's basketball and put us into the national spotlight on an annual basis. I want to recognize Coach's resilience in dealing with a complicated health situation that kept him off the court this last season. We will continue to support Tim and his family as he manages his health matter and are very happy he will continue to contribute in an advisory role and remain an important part of the Iona family."
Read full news release at ICGaels.com