Serge Clement joins Saint Peters's basketball staff


JERSEY CITY, N.J. – Saint Peter's men's basketball head coach John Dunne has announced the addition of Serge Clement to his coaching staff for the 2013-14 season.

"We are very fortunate to be adding Serge to our staff," said Dunne. "He is a young, bright and extremely energetic individual that will be a big asset to our program."

Clement makes the leap to Division I after serving as an assistant coach at Adelphi for the last two seasons. The Panthers posted a 35-24 overall record and 27-17 in Northeast-10 action in those two campaigns. Adelphi went 21-9 overall and 16-6 in league play in Clement's first season that ended with the Panthers advancing to the NCAA Division II East Regional Semifinals.

"I am very appreciative of the opportunity provided," said Clement. "I am looking forward to working with the staff and our players and I am excited to get to work."

Clement got his start in the coaching ranks at SUNY Cortland from 2009-11. The Red Dragons went 16-11 overall and 11-7 in the SUNYAC while advancing to the conference semifinals in his first season.  He helped develop the all-time leading scorer and the sixth-best scorer in program history at Cortland State.

Clement has extensive summer camp experience after working with All Hoop Group Events, St. John's University, Potsdam State, Cortland State, Five-Star Basketball, Hoop Mountain, Weekend Clinics, Reebok All-American, Duke University, Siena College and Nike Pre0-Draft Camp since 2009.

A 2009 graduate of SUNY Potsdam, Clement played his final two seasons with the Bears. He appeared in 22 games, including 12 starts as a junior and averaged 7.8 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. In his senior year, Clement appeared in 22 games with four starts while averaging 6.0 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. He ranked in the Top-4 in 3-point percentage in the league during both seasons at Potsdam State and was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Academic Honor Roll in 2009.

Clement earned his Master of Science degree at SUNY Cortland.