BY JEFF FALK
Resigned or fired? How about the two sides ‘cut ties’ or ‘parted ways’?
Either way, Scott Clentimack is no longer the Lebanon Catholic boys’ basketball coach, and is no longer employed by Lebanon Catholic School in any capacity.
In a move shrouded in secrecy, Clentimack and Lebanon Catholic recently went their own separate ways. Contacted by email, Clentimack declined to comment on the situation, saying only he preferred to ‘quietly ride off into the sunset’.
The parting of ways was inauspicious conclusion to what was a mostly successful 19-year stint for Clentimack on the Beaver boys’ bench. But over the last three seasons, Lebanon Catholic was plagued by low numbers, relied heavily on transfers and won just three games in each of those campaigns.
During his 19 seasons at the helm, the colorful and out-spoken Clentimack’s teams produced an overall record of 222-275 and four District Three Class A championships. Under Clentimack, himself a Lebanon Catholic graduate, the Beavers captured district titles in 2012-2013, 2005-2006, 2004-2005 and 1999-2000.
In 2001-02, Clentimack’s Beavers posted a 24-9 overall mark.
Over the past several years, Clentimack had been assisting Milton Hershey School’s athletic program on a part-time basis.
Clentimack’s departure is just the latest move in what has been a tumultuous couple of months for Lebanon Catholic School.
LCS grad Joe Shay recently took over as the Beavers’ athletic director following Mike Miller’s retirement. Then earlier this month, former Beaver and long-time Lafayette University head football coach Frank Tavani was hired as Lebanon Catholic’s Executive Director for Strategic Planning for Athletics and Advancement.