Newbury College Director of Athletics Jessica Gould announced the hiring of Clint Whelan as Head Men's and Women's Volleyball Coach, Wednesday afternoon. Whelan brings a wealth of experience in the sport of volleyball to Newbury after previously serving an Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach at Division II Adelphi University in his home state of New York.
While at Adelphi, Whelan was responsible for constructing daily practices and individual workouts for the women's spring season in addition to recruiting potential student-athletes on a daily basis. On the court, he specialized in the coaching of setters as well as provided assistance to in-game strategy.
Prior to Adelphi, he spent a year as an Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach at NAIA's Webber International University in Babson Park, Fla. In addition to assisting in Webber's recruiting efforts and organizing practices and other team related activities, Whelan helped manage the athletic budget alongside the Athletic Director and Head Volleyball Coach.
Whelan began his coaching career with the Long Island Volleyball Club where he spent two years as the Head Coach of the Junior Olympic Team, recruiting top Long Island talent to train and compete for the opportunity to go to nationals in Kentucky, before moving on to Ward Melville High School. (The same high school that produced former Newbury graduate, Michael Biuso '11.)
At Ward Melville, Whelan served as the Boys' Varsity Head Coach and took the team to the post-season in two consecutive seasons. In addition to his duties as Head Boys Varsity Coach, he was an assistant coach for the Girl's program that earned a New York State Championship.
Whelan graduated from Rivier College in Nashua, N.H. with a Bachelor's of Science in Business Management in the winter of 2008. At Rivier, he helped the Raiders to two Northeast Collegiate Volleyball Association (NECVA) New England titles and an ECAC Championship in addition to a GNAC title. Whelan resides in Waltham, Mass.