|Title:||Head Men's Soccer Coach, Athletic Facilities Coordinator|
Now in his fourth year at Sage, Kyle Clancy (Walden, NY)
was tapped to serve as the inaugural coach of the men's
soccer program at the college during the summer of 2009.
Clancy had an entire year to establish and build the men's soccer program in advance of varsity competition in the Fall of 2010. That hard work paid off as the team racked up a number of impressive victories and stood atop the 2010 Skyline Conference standings for several weeks. By season's end, the team earned a home playoff berth and produced three 2010 Skyline Conference All-Star Second Team honorees and finished with a 7-9-1 overall record with a 6-3-1 conference mark.
The 2011 team produced an impressive 11-8-1 record and earned the program’s first appearance in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Metro NY-NJ Championships, after once again earning a Skyline Conference Tournament bid and advancing to the league’s semifinals. Among the many additional highlights for the 2011 Gators were the selection of a pair of Skyline Conference All-Star First Team honorees and an ECAC Metro NY-NJ Second Team All-Star, while also placing another nine student-athletes on the Skyline Conference Fall Scholar-Athlete Team.
The 2011 team also ranked among the statistical leaders in several categories throughout the season among the national leaders. The Gators ranked 25th in total goals (56), 20th in scoring offense (2.84 gpg), and 38th in total assists (39). Individual Sage players were also among the national leaders as well as the 2011 leading scorer was ranked 58th in Division III with his 1.67 points per game average, 64th in total points, 67th in goals per game (0.67), 71st in total goals, and 159th in assists per game (0.33). A Gator rookie was also ranked 149th in points per game (1.28), while ranking 100th in with his 0.39 assists per game average and 102nd in total assists. He was also 151st in total points (23.0).
Prior to coming to Sage, Clancy was a member of a coaching staff that helped rebuild the New Paltz men's soccer program as an assistant for three years. While on the staff, he was involved in all phases of the program from recruiting, scouting, game preparation and management. He also assisted with individual player development and practice preparation and evaluation. In 2008, he was named the recipient of the Athletic Director's Award. In addition to his responsibilities at SUNY New Paltz, Clancy also served as the assistant facility manager. In addition to his experience with the SUNY New Paltz Hawks, he has also trained several Olympic Development Teams and worked with several clubs including Nirvana Soccer and East Hudson Soccer Academy. He holds a National Diploma, which he achieved in 2007 and his advanced National Diploma in 2008.
As a player, Clancy was among the program career leaders at Dominican College (NY) for his 171 points with on 75 goals and 21 assists and was named Central Athletic Collegiate Conference Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005. His records are now second all-time at the school. He earned his BS degree in athletic training from Dominican College in May of 2006 and was recognized for his academic accomplishments as a senior having earning the highest grade point average amongst the male student-athletes.
Additional playing experience Clancy possesses comes from his time playing the PDL including two years with the Albany Highlanders, two years with the Newark Ironbound Express and the 2011 season with the Western Mass Pioneers.
Clancy's Year By Year Record at Sage
Year Record Notes
2010 7-9-1 Skyline Conference Tournament Appearance
2011 11-8-1 Skyline Conference Tournament Appearance; Semifinalist
ECAC Metro NY-NY Tournament Appearance
Career Record: 18-17-2 (.514 Career Win percentage)