DURHAM, N.H.- Cory McClure, formerly the head men's basketball coach at New England College in Henniker, N.H., was named assistant men's basketball coach at the University of New Hampshire. The announcement was made today by second-year head men's basketball coach Phil Rowe. McClure replaces Chad O'Donnell, who resigned from the position for personal reasons.
McClure, who was the head coach at New England College during the 1999-2000 season, led a team that returned no seniors and had 10 freshmen on the roster to a 9-16 overall record. The squad was especially successful down the stretch, posting a 7-6 record and qualifying for the conference tournament.
McClure was promoted to head coach at New England College after serving as the first assistant from 1997-1999. During that time, he helped lead the team to a winning 14-11 mark in 1998-99 and an outstanding record of 17-8 in 1997-98. That squad ranked 17th among the top schools in the nation in scoring and won the Granite State Shoot-Out for the first time in school history.
During the 1996-97 season, McClure served as the first assistant coach at Central Maine Technical Institute. That team posted an impressive mark of 26-7 under his tutelage, the most wins in school history.
He has also worked at several basketball camps in the area, including "The Raising Expectations Basketball Camp", which he has co-directed since 1990.
McClure, a 1996 graduate of Westbrook College, was a four-time letterwinner and two-year starter at WC for a team that was a two-time NAIA national tournament qualifier, a three-time regular-season Mayflower Conference champion and a two-time conference tournament title winner.
Following his graduation from Westbrook College, he went on to earn his Master's of Organizational Management from New England College in 1999.