Ben McClarren, an alumnus of Case Western Reserve, will be starting his third season as an assistant coach with the men's team in 2018-19. His efforts have helped the Spartans notch a 39-16 record over the last two seasons, good for a .709 winning percentage, including a program-record tying 22-win campaign in 2016-17.
Under McClarren's tutelage, CWRU players have accumulated 10 All-University Athletic Association honors over the previous two seasons, including second-team recognition for Rob Stroup in 2017 (no. 3 singles) and for Anthony Kanam (no. 3 singles) and Sam Concannon (no. 4 singles) in 2018.
McClarren returns to Case Western Reserve, where as a student-athlete, he was a three-time UAA All-Academic honoree and a member of two NCAA Championship Tournament teams. In 2013, he was the recipient of CWRU’s Arthur P. Leary Award after leading a tennis equipment drive to the Republic of Botswana during a summer course abroad in Southern Africa.
McClarren graduated from CWRU in May of 2015, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently working towards earning his Masters of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.