Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank Councilor and Coach Lavar Click-Bruce for contacting my office to set up this meeting with new Springfield College basketball coach Michael McClendon – ‘hey two coaches for the price of one!’ Coach McClendon is a genuine and humble person and it was great to sit down and meet with him. He stated that he is excited to continue the proud tradition of Springfield College basketball as he takes the reigns after the retirement of longtime Coach Charlie Brock. Coach McClendon looks forward to getting Springfield College back into the NCAA Division III Tournament and just as important, he is looking forward to getting involved with the community!”
Mayor Sarno and Ward 5 Councilor Click-Bruce Welcome New Springfield College Basketball Coach Michael McClendon
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Chief of Staff Tom Ashe and Ward 5 City Councilor Lavar Click-Bruce welcomed Michael McClendon, new Springfield College Men’s Basketball Coach. Coach McClendon was named as the new men’s basketball coach and assistant professor of physical education on June 14, 2022, following the retirement of longtime Coach Charlie Brock. Coach McClendon comes to Springfield College after serving as the head men’s basketball coach at Middlesex County Community College. A native of New Jersey, McClendon is just the 15th head men’s basketball coach.