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Iona College Names New Assistant Men's Basketball Coach

Douglas Leichter
Douglas Leichter Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. --  Iona College men's basketball head coach Tim Cluess recently announced the appointment of Douglas Leichner as assistant coach for the 2014-15 season.

Leichner comes to New Rochelle from the University of Maine, where was an associate head coach for nine of the last 10 years.

Leichner has been a successful head coach for nine seasons with a proven track record at six different levels of basketball, while guiding five programs from hardship to prosperity.

He has garnered "Coach of the Year" accolades on ten occasions and has won six championships. Leichner’s record the last two seasons, as a head coach, is 39-2-1 and an overall record of 153-84-1.

Leichner also served as head coach of the Great Britain U20 National Team.

"Doug brings a wealth of experience on the International recruiting side in addition to his ability to develop post performers," Cluess said in a statement. "We're looking forward to having him come on board."

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