WSC Names Two Finalists For Women's Soccer Position
Posted: 05 July, 2013
WAYNE - Wayne State College Director of Athletics Mike Powicki announced today two finalists for the head women’s soccer position at the school. Tom Cliff and Chris Clements will be on campus for interviews next week (July 8-12).
Tom Cliff will be in Wayne for his on-campus interview on Monday, July 8th. He has 18 years of coaching experience and has served most recently as the director of soccer and head soccer coach at Adams State in Colorado. Cliff took a team from 1-19 and elevated the program to a school record seven wins in the 2011 season. He coached 12 RMAC All-Conference players and had 29 NSCAA All-Academic selections while also overseeing a men’s soccer program at the school beginning in 2010. Cliff also coached at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa from 2003-2007 and guided the Red Raiders to the NAIA Sweet 16 Playoffs in 2006 while leading the team to the most wins in school history and coaching four NAIA All-Americans.
Chris Clements will be in Wayne for his on-campus interview on Friday, July 12th. He is the head men’s and women’s soccer coach at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. Clements has compiled a 47-35-10 record as women’s coach at Avila, guiding the team to the conference tournament three of the last five seasons. Prior to Avila, Clements served as an assistant coach at the University of Central Missouri for three seasons (2005-07) where he helped the team to a 36-17-8 record during his time at the school as well as a berth in the NCAA Division II National Tournament in 2007.
Members of the Wayne community are invited to meet each candidate and ask questions during a campus/community meeting that will be held from 12:30 – 1 p.m. during each interview at the WSC Student Center Elkhorn Room. Parking for community members will be available along Lindahl Drive on the south side of the WSC Student Center and on Walnut Street on the east side of the WSC Student Center.
Wayne State College is looking for a new head coach after Molly Grisham resigned in early June after four seasons to take the head coaching position at the University of Illinois-Springfield. Wayne State is an NCAA Division II school located in Wayne, Nebraska and competes in the 16-team Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference.