Penn-Harris-Madison School Board approved the hiring of Michael Clements as Penn High School’s new Girls Cross Country Coach at the Monday, July 20th Board meeting.
Clements replaces Josh Fletcher who will remain on staff as the Girls Track Coach. Clements has been involved with the Penn Cross Country and Track programs since 2006 when he started as an Assistant Coach. The Kingsmen were Northern Indiana Conference Champions in 2014. In addition, they earned IHSAA Sectional, Regional and Semi-State Championships on the way to finishing 4th place in the state meet.
Clements is a graduate of Marian High School where he excelled as a high school runner. He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame and was a walk-on for the Cross Country team. Clements works at AM General LLC as a Manager for Cash and Accounts Receivable; he will not be on the teaching staff at Penn High School. Personally, Clements competes in road races ranging from 5k to 50-mile ultra-marathons and has previously qualified for the Boston Marathon.
Penn Athletic Director Aaron Leniski shared “We are thrilled to have Michael Clements lead our program. For the past nine years, Mr. Clements has displayed great commitment to helping Penn student athletes realize their potential both in sport and in the classroom. He is inherently positive, has great energy and is passionate about being a Kingsmen.”