Pat Glispin
Pat Glispin
Title: Head Women's Basketball Coach
Phone: (508) 793-7628
Email: pglispin@clarku.edu
Year: 34th season
Alma Mater: UMass-Amherst, 1975
  • Entering her 34th season leading the Clark program
  • Winningest coach in the history of the program
  • One of few coaches in the history of Division III women’s basketball to win 500 games

Three Decades of Success: By the Numbers

  • Joined the Cougars in 1984-85 and her teams’ immediately saw success
  • Overall career record of 527-351
  • 25 postseason appearances
  • 22 winning seasons
  • 17 consecutive seasons over a .500 winning percentage (1984-2001)
  • 11 seasons of 20 or more wins
  • 7 NCAA Tournament appearances

Win Number 500

  • Earned her 500th career win on February 12, 2014 in a 54-51 conference victory over Wellesley.
  • On her accomplishment: “I just think this is about the players and coaches who have been a part of this with me. This belongs to them and the tradition of Clark women’s basketball and a lot of people beyond me.”

Award Winning Coach

  • Two-time NEWMAC Coach of the Year (1997, 2004)
  • Inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009

Building Dynasties

  • First true dynasty of the NEWMAC era, as Clark played in the first five NEWMAC Tournament Championships (1996-2000)
  • Led Clark to three consecutive NEWMAC regular season titles (1997-1999), going a combined 20-3 in regular season conference play
  • One of two teams to win three ECAC New England Division III Championships (1988, 1990, 1996)

1988-89: A Season for the Record Book

  • Glispin named Converse District 1 Coach of the Year.
  • Finished the regular season 26-0.
  • Won the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship.
  • Reached the NCAA Elite Eight.
  • Set an NCAA Division III record for 36 consecutive wins.
  • Finished the season 28-1.

Coaching Greatness

  • Under Glispin’s watch, Clark has had four All-American women’s basketball players: Maria Giolas (1987), Tara McGuire (1989), Meegan Garrity (1996, 1997) and Marissa Garrity (2000) were named All-Americans.
  • In addition, Glispin’s student-athletes have collected five NEWMAC Player of Year awards.

A Great Player Makes A Great Coach

  • Four year letterwinner in basketball at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • Three-sport star in basketball, softball, and field hockey while at Grafton (Mass.) High.
  • 2005 inductee of the Grafton High Hall of Fame.

A Master’s in Education

  • 1975 graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, receiving a bachelor’s in physical education.
  • Went on to earn her master’s in psychological education in 1987.