Coach Clinton Earns 500th Win

Head Men’s Basketball Coach Joseph Clinton celebrates his 500th career coaching win with his team and assistant coaches.

Dominican University New York Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Joseph S. Clinton, earned his 500th career coaching win on January 7, 2023, as the Chargers rallied from a 12-point deficit to defeat the Wilmington University Wildcats, 73-67, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) action on Coach Baxter Court in the 15th Annual James Clancy Memorial Game.

The victory gives Coach Clinton his 500th career coaching win with his overall record now standing at 500-409 overall and improves his CACC record to 333-201.

At the time of the victory, Dominican was ranked ranked 16th in the nation in both the D2SIDA National Media Poll and the NABC National Rankings, and 14-1 overall and 6-0 in the CACC.

A Wildcat dunk put Wilmington ahead, 31-19, with 3:45 remaining in the first half when the Chargers rallied with a 10-0 run to close out the half and cut the deficit to 31-29.

Wilmington led most of the second half until a Wahaad Johnson (Brooklyn, NY) layup with 5:04 left to play put the Chargers ahead, 58-57.  That began a 17-9 game-closing run by Dominican to lift them to a 73-67 victory.  Johnson had five points during the run, including a crucial three-point basket.

CACC Player and Rookie of the Week, Javel Cherry (Poughkeepsie, NY) led all scorers and three Chargers in double figures with 17 points.

Seth Sharif-Brown (Hackensack, NJ) recorded a new career high of 16 points and had the team’s only double-double with 11 rebounds.  Johnson finished with 15 points, while Justin Copman (Cumberland, MD) pulled down nine rebounds, three assists and seven points.