|Title:||Director of Athletics/Head Coach Men's Basketball|
Clinton enters his 22nd year as the head coach of the Chargers with a 308-311 career record and a 158-137 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) record.. He has led the program to three CACC Championships and four twenty-win seasons. He is a three-time recipient of the CACC Coach of the Year Award and is a past recipient of the All-Metropolitan Coach of the Year Award. Prior to Dominican's membership in the NCAA, Clinton guided two teams to the NAIA National Tournament.
During the 1995-1996 season, Coach Clinton led
his team to its best record since 1975-1976, finishing 22-9 overall
and earned the program's first NAIA nationally top 25
ranking. For his efforts he was named the CACC Coach of the
Year and the All-Metropolitan Coach of the Year.
In addition to his coaching duties, Clinton is also Dominican's Director of Athletics and director of the highly successful Dominican College Boys and Girls Basketball Camps and Clinics. In 1996, he was recognized as the CACC Administrator of the Year. Since coming to Dominican in 1989, Clinton has overseen an athletic department that has grown from five sports to 12 sports and made the transition from an NAIA school to an NCAA Division II member. During his tenure Dominican College sports have won 34 CACC Championships, 10 NAIA Championship appearances, 2 ECAC Championships, earned seven NCAA Regional Tournament appearances and one NCAA Championship appearance. In 2004 a local newspaper declared Dominican Athletic programs as one of the best in the tri-state area.
Clinton spent his collegiate career at Union College (NY) where he scored over a thousand points and earned a BA in English in 1983. As a scholastic player, he was a star point guard at Albertus Magnus High School (NY) and is in his alma mater's Hall of Fame.
Coach Clinton and his wife, Marybeth, have five children: Tara, Joey, Laura, Kelly and Erin. He and his family reside in Pearl River, NY.
Career Coaching Statistics
|1991-1992||Dominican College||15-15||8-4||CACC Tournament Participants
|1992-1993||Dominican College||11-18||6-6||CACC Tournament Participants|
|1993-1994||Dominican College||10-22||5-9||NAIA District Tournament Participant|
|1995-1996||Dominican College||22-9||7-3||CACC Regular Season Champions, CACC Tournament Participants, CACC Coach of the Year, All-Met Coach of the Year, CACC Administrator of the Year|
|1996-1997||Dominican College||15-15||6-4||CACC Tournament Participants, Named to Men's Basketball Coaches Century Club, Honored by the Rockland COunty Coaches Association|
|1997-1998||Dominican College||21-12||4-6||CACC Tournament Participants|
|1998-1999||Dominican College||12-17||4-6||CACC Tournament Participants|
|1999-2000||Dominican College||20-14||10-4||CACC Coach of the Year, CACC Regular Season Champions, NAIA Division II National Tournament Participants|
|2000-2001||Dominican College||20-8||16-4||CACC Coach of the Year, CACC Regular Season Champions, NAIA Division II National Tournament Participants|
|2001-2002||Dominican College||14-13||12-8||CACC Tournament Participant|
|2003-2004||Dominican College||11-17||10-10||CACC Tournament Participant|
|2004-2005||Dominican College||12-18||10-10||CACC Tournament Participant|
|2005-2006||Dominican College||13-17||10-12||CACC Tournament Runner Up|
|2006-2007||Dominican College||13-15||10-10||CACC Tournament Participants|
|2007-2008||Dominican College||13-15||8-8||CACC Tournament Participants|
|2009-2010||Dominican College||14-16||10-8||CACC Tournament Participants|
|2010-2011||Dominican College||16-13||12-5||CACC Tournament Participants|
|2011-2012||Dominican College||19-9||11-7||CACC Tournament Participants|
|2012-2013||Dominican College||22-7||15-3||CACC North Division Regular Season Champions, NCAA East
Regional Tournament Participiants, CACC Tournament Semi-Finalists,
All-Met Division II Coach of the Year, CACC Coach of the Year, team
ranked as high as 20th in country in NABC Poll
|Totals||Career Coaching Wins
|Totals||Dominican College Coaching Wins||330-318|
|Totals||CACC Coaching wins||211-158|
|Title:||Associate Head Coach Men's Basketball|
Coach Toapha is entering his 16th year on the
Charger staff. He is a Dominican College graduate, earning his
bachelor's degree in business administration in 1985. A
four-year member of the Chargers basketball team (1980-1984)
Toapha was a member of the first team to advance
to the NAIA National Tournament and was inducted into the Dominican
College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1997 as a member of the 1980-1981
team. In 2009, he was inducted into the DC Athletic Hall of
Fame again for service and again in 2010, as an assistant coach
with the 1999-00 men's basketball team.
He was also a two year captain of the men's basketball team and was given a Dominican College 50th Anniversary Medal in 2002 for his significant impact on the development of the athletic program.
Coach Toapha resides in Chestnut Ridge, NY. A Spring Valley High School graduate, he was a member of the boys' basketball team that went 27-1 in his senior year. He has two children; his son Anthony is a former member of the DC men's basketball team and his daugther Brittany, who is currently attending Fredonia College.
Coach Toapha was also the 2011 recipient of the Steve Baxter Service Award.
|Title:||Assistant Coach Men's Basketball|
Coach Sayre enters his sixth season with the Dominican College Chargers basketball team.
Sayre comes to Dominican College from Suffern High School where he has coached for the last 12 years. He compiled a 120-107 career record with the Mounties and won three league championships. He was named Coach of the year three times and was the 2006 Journal News Coach of the Year after guiding his team to the 2006 Class AA Finals.
A graduate of Slippery Rock University, he holds a bachelor's degree in Health/Physical Education. He went on to get his master's degree in Multicultural Education from Iona College. He is employed as a physical education teacher in the Washingtonville School District.
Sayre currently resides in Garnerville, NY with his wife, Wendi, and his children, Tyler and Alexa.
|Title:||Assistant Coach Men's Basketball|
Coffey enters his third season on Coach Clinton's staff after spending four years as a manager for the Chargers.
While attending Pearl River High School, Coffey was a two year manager for the Pirates. He also spent four seasons as an assistant coach.
Coffey is a 2010 graduate of Dominican College and resides in Pearl River.
|Title:||Volunteer Coach Men's Basketball|
Coach Blackgrove enters his second season as a coach on the Charger Basketball staff.
|Title:||Manager Men's Basketball|
Derek enters his second season as a manager for the men's basketball team.