Sean Clores Named CCNY Head Men's Basketball Coach
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Jun. 21, 2019) - City College of New York Director of Athletics Lydia Travis announced Friday that Sean Clores has been named the head coach of CCNY's men's basketball program. Clores will also serve as the Director of Camps and Clinics. His appointment is effective July 1. "I am extremely excited to welcome Sean to our team," said Travis. "His experience in contributing to success on the court, positively impacting culture and focusing on the total student-athlete experience makes him a great fit for our basketball program and department. We look forward to Coach Clores coming on board and building a successful program on and off the court."' Clores joins the Beavers after most recently spending one season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at St. Thomas Aquinas College in 2018-19. "I am grateful and excited to be the head basketball coach at the City College of New York," said Clores. "I want to thank President Boudreau, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs Wendy Thornton, Director of Athletics Lydia Travis and the search committee for this opportunity. CCNY is a special place with tremendous potential. We are going to build a program that is going to develop our student-athletes off the court and prepare them for life after college. On the court, we are going to work extremely hard to meet our expectations of winning CUNYAC titles and consistently competing at the national level every year." At STAC, Clores helped guide the program to an appearance in the semifinals of the East Coast Conference Championship and a spot in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division II Tournament. Finishing with one of the best seasons (25-7) in program history, Clores mentored 2019 ECC Rookie of the Year Demetre Roberts and All-ECC first-team player Osbel Carabello. The Spartans were ranked nationally throughout the season, reaching as high as No. 12 in the NABC poll. Additionally, Clores served as the recruiting coordinator at STAC, ushering in one of the top Division II recruiting classes for 2019. He played an impactful role in player development, scouting and film breakdown for the program. Clores was also tasked with overseeing the school's basketball camps and clinics. He instructed weekly youth clinics throughout the year, including directing the program's camps for youth level and high school prospects and organized and promoted the 2019 STAC Coaches' Clinic, which saw over 100 attendees. Prior to his stint at St. Thomas Aquinas, Clores spent three seasons at John Jay College, where he served as an assistant coach for two seasons (2015-17), before being promoted to associate head coach prior to the 2017-18 campaign. During his time with John Jay, Clores played a key role in the rebuilding of the program. In his final two seasons, the Bloodhounds improved their win totals and made consecutive appearances in the CUNYAC Tournament, reaching the quarterfinals in 2017 and advancing to the semifinals in 2018. Clores was a masterful recruiter for the Bloodhounds, securing high-level student-athletes throughout New York City's five boroughs, Long Island, and New York State. He helped developed six All-Conference players and two Rookie of the Year honorees.