Tim Cluess Steps Down as Men's Basketball Head Coach
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.
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."
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 45,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2020.” Iona College also recently launched a new, fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility.