Assistant Director, Carolina Volleyball Camps, Inc.
ASSISTANT VOLLEYBALL COACH, UNC-Chapel Hill
Susan Clements, entering her first season in 2018, joins the Tar Heel staff after serving as head coach at Wright State for the past six seasons beginning in 2012.
Before Wright State, Clements was the head coach at Niagara for five seasons. Clements directed the Purple Eagles to a 25-9 record in 2011 and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) regular-season title for the second consecutive year with a mark of 17-1. Niagara also won its third straight MAAC tournament crown in 2011 and made its third consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament, falling to Northern Iowa.
The Purple Eagles set a school record for regular-season wins (23) in 2011 while tying the record for overall victories (25) and conference wins (17) that were set the season before.
Niagara excelled in the classroom under Clement’s tutelage. The Purple Eagles placed eight student-athletes on the MAAC All-Academic List in 2010 and seven in 2009. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) rewarded Niagara as one of the 92 Division I programs to earn the prestigious team academic award for the third straight season (2008-10). The team’s grade-point average of 3.64 was the highest GPA amongst the 18 athletic programs at Niagara for the second straight season.
Clements came to Niagara from Georgetown College in Kentucky where she was the head coach of the Lady Tiger program in 2005 and 2006. Accumulating a 74-25 record in two seasons, the Lady Tigers won the Mid-South Tournament and Region XI titles and earned a berth into the NAIA National Championship Tournament. In 2014, Clements was inducted into the Georgetown Athletics Hall of Fame.
Clements coached at Nike High Performance camps and still works several elite summer camps at the University of North Carolina. A native of Lynchburg, Virginia, Clements earned a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary studies from Niagara in 2011 and a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and sport science from Georgetown College in 2002.