Clancy named new Head Basketball Coach at Triton College

John Clancy has joined Triton College as head men’s basketball coach. He takes over the program from Steve Christiansen, who ended his 17-year career leading the Trojans in June.

Clancy, a native of Buffalo Grove, served as a Triton assistant coach during the 2019-2020 season. Last season, Clancy was on staff at John A. Logan College in Carterville, Ill. During that time, the Volunteers achieved a No. 1 preseason ranking and a NJCAA Division I national tournament appearance.

“First, I would like to thank President Mary-Rita Moore, Board Chairman Mark Stephens, and Associate Vice President of Athletics Garrick Abezetian for the opportunity to lead the men’s basketball program at Triton College,” said Clancy. “We will play an exciting style of basketball and will recruit talented and tough student athletes who will represent the college in a positive manner on the court, in the classroom, and in the community.”

“We welcome Coach Clancy back to Triton College,” said Associate Vice President of Athletics Garrick Abezetian. “He has a reputation for player development, and we’re confident he will keep our men’s program positioned as a powerhouse team and increase our recruiting footprint within the state.”

Clancy has experience coaching NJCAA and NCAA athletes, having served as an assistant at Southern Illinois Carbondale. He began coaching in 2009, when at the age of 25 he became one of the youngest head coaches in Illinois leading Wheeling High School. He also had coaching stops at St. Viator, Elk Grove and Niles North high schools.

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