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Coach of the week: Tim McClements

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Courtesy of SMU Athletics

(Courtesy of SMU Athletics)

This week’s Coach of the Week is SMU soccer coach Tim McClements. This marks McClements fourth year as the SMU men’s soccer head coach. McClements has been known to both play and coach professional soccer.

McClements soccer career started back in 1983, when he attended Indiana University for two years but only got to play the 1984 season.

He then left SMU to be the head coach at Vanderbilt University for four seasons from 2002-2006. He returned to SMU in 2006 as one of three assistant coaches under former SMU head coach Schellas Hyndman. In 2008, McClements was named the head coach of the SMU men’s soccer team.

In 2010 SMU won the C-USA title with a 7-1 record and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals only to be defeated by UNC in penalty kicks. The SMU men’s soccer team finished off the regular season with a record of 16-2-2, finding eligibility to the NCAA Elite Eight. McClements was named the C-USA Coach of the Year and NCAA Midwest Regional Coach of the Year.

“We’ve been to the final four twice — that’s always a goal, every year for us,” McClements said. “That is something very difficult to do but I think we are getting closer and closer to that every day.”

“You know a part of what you want to do is maintain a tradition of excellence,” McClements said. “SMU soccer has, but we also want to achieve new heights.”

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