Clune named head coach at Thiel

Following a national search, Thiel College has announced the hiring of Rob Clune as the new varsity women’s basketball coach.

Clune is very familiar with the Presidents Athletics Conference having served as head men’s basketball coach at Bethany College from 1995-2002. During his tenure at Bethany Clune successfully built the foundation for a championship basketball program. Bethany won back to back PAC championships during the 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 seasons and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament. Clune also recruited and coached 4 of the top six scorers in Bethany program history including the first two Division III All-Americans. For his efforts Clune earned PAC Coach of the year honors in consecutive seasons.

Clune is not unfamiliar to coaching women; Clune was the head women’s soccer coach at Bethany from 1995-2002. His 1999 team won the PAC championship leading the conference in every scoring category. Clune coached the top two ranked scorers in Bethany women’s soccer history.

Most recently he served as the head men’s coach at Allegheny College from 2002-2010 where his teams qualified for every conference tournament during his tenure.

His teams regularly were among the conference leaders in many offensive and defensive categories. Clune’s 2009-2010 team finished third in the tough NCAC conference and led the NCAC in scoring. Clune recruited and coached only the third Allegheny player in program history to be voted first team NCAC in consecutive seasons. .

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