Tim McClements
Vanderbilt Head Coach

2nd season at Vanderbilt
Wheaton College, 1988

Assistant Coach Kyle Mittendorf
Assistant Coach Eric Vaughter

A new era begins in Vanderbilt men's soccer, as Tim McClements becomes only the second coach in the program's history. McClements takes over the reigns for Randy Johnson, who was head coach of the Commodores for 29 years.

McClements is no stranger to winning, as he has been to two consecutive NCAA tournaments, including a trip to the College Cup Final Four in 2000 as an assistant coach for Southern Methodist University. The Mustangs fell to the University of Connecticut in the semifinals, which eventually went on to win the national championship.

In 2001, McClements and the rest of the SMU men's soccer team had a season the program will always remember. The Mustangs finished the regular season with an undefeated record and sat atop the NSCAA national rankings for most of the season. The Missouri Valley Conference regular season and tournament champions, SMU entered the NCAA Tournament as the top seed in the 64-team field. The Mustangs eventually fell to St. John's, 2-0, in quarterfinal play, though closed out SMU's bid for a second straight College Cup appearance and finished the season with a 21-1 record.

McClements was previously head coach at Eastern Illinois, building that program into the upper division of the Missouri Valley in the process. While coaching the Panthers, he compiled a 30-42-4 record and guided them to two MVC Tournament appearances. He was also head men's coach at Baker University, where his teams were ranked among the NAIA's Top 20. In 1995, he was named the Heart of America Conference Coach of the Year. He tallied a 30-16 record while coaching Baker for two years. Over his six years as a head coach, he has accumulated a 60-58-4 record.

Other coaching stops for McClements included assistantships at Midwestern State University as an assistant coach from 1992-94, where the program was ranked No. 1 in NAIA and Northern Illinois in 1991-92. He has also been a staff coach for the North Texas State Olympic Development Program since 2000.

He previously was a staff coach for four years (1996-2000) with the Region II Olympic Development Program. In 1995, he was responsible for the ODP and Coaching Education program with the Kansas State Youth Soccer Association.

McClements has both a professional and collegiate playing background. He played two years in the National Professional Soccer League, in 1989 with the Dayton Dynamo and in 1990 with the Chicago Power. In 1988, he was with New Jersey in the American Professional Soccer League.

McClements attended Indiana University for two years, red-shirting as a freshman in 1983 when the Hoosiers were national champions and playing in 1984 when the team was NCAA runner-up. He completed his college career (1985-87) at Wheaton College, making two post-season appearances in the NCAA Division III tournament. McClements carries a United States Soccer Federation A-License and has received a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Diploma.

Tim and his wife Karen have a daughter, Paige (6), and a son, Ian (2).


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