Dominican College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Joseph S. Clinton has been named the All-Met Division II Men’s College Basketball Coach of the Year by the Met Basketball Writers Association.
During the 2019-2020 season, the Chargers captured the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North Division regular season title. Clinton then guided his team to a second straight conference playoff championship and a second consecutive berth in the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA cancelled the regional tournament in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Clinton said he considers the Coach of the Year award “a team award” and he credits his coaching staff with doing a great job. “The assistant coaches and players were awesome. They put in a lot of hard work and it paid off for us. We were disappointed they had to cancel the regional because this was a team that had the potential to get to the Elite Eight,” he said. “I am really going to miss this senior class. They won a lot of games in their careers and won two championships.”
This is the third time that Clinton has been named All-Met Division II Coach of the Year. Clinton, who also serves as Director of Athletics, has 29 seasons and 857 games as the head men’s basketball coach.