Jeff Clapacs joined the ETSU coaching staff as Director of Basketball Operations in May of 2015.
Clapacs comes to ETSU in the same role after one year at Bowling Green State University. Prior to that, he spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Arkansas State University.
In his first year on staff at BGSU in 2014-15, the Falcons posted an overall record of 21-12 and a record of 11-7 in MAC play on the year. The 21 wins were a nine-win improvement from the previous year’s wins total of 12 victories and was the first 20-win season for the Falcons since 2001-02. Bowling Green also made history in postseason play in 2014-15, as the Falcons earned a first round win over Saint Francis (Pa.) in the 2015 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) to pick up the program’s first national postseason tournament win since 1975.
As a team, the Falcons led the MAC in scoring defense allowing only 62.9 points per game, anchored by Richaun Holmes, the MAC Defensive Player of the Year.
Prior to Bowling Green, Clapacs spent six seasons (2008-14) as an assistant coach at Arkansas State University. During his time there, the Red Wolves produced 16 graduates, eight all-conference players and two Sun Belt Conference Western Division Championships (2011 & 2013).
Clapacs got started in the 2007-08 season at LSU as Director of Basketball Operations.
The Euclid, Ohio native graduated from The College of Wooster (Ohio) in May 2007 and after completing two seasons as a player with the Fighting Scots, he served an additional two years as a student assistant for one of the top NCAA Division III programs. Nationally-ranked Wooster compiled a 108-15 record during his four years with the Fighting Scots, including two Conference Tournament Championships and a Final Four appearance in 2007.
Clapacs earned his master's degree in Sports Leadership from Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement in August of 2010.