Shane Clipfell

Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Western Michigan University


2012 – Present: Head Coach, Western Michigan University

2007 – 2012: Associate Head Coach (09-12)/Assistant Coach & Recruiting Coordinator, Michigan State University

1998 – 2007: Acting Head Coach (06-07)/Assistant Coach, Eastern Michigan University

1995 – 1998: Head Coach, Glen Oaks Community College

1994 – 1995: Assistant Coach, Glen Oaks Community College

1987 – 1998: Head Coach, Colon High School (MI)


2006: Eastern Michigan University, Bachelors, Communications


Hometown: Colon, MI

Family: Connie (Wife) & John, Lauren (Children)

Career Highlights

Career Division I Wins

Career Record
231-220 (.512)

20+ Win Seasons (3)
2014-15, 1997-98, 1996-97

Winning Seasons (9)
2021-22, 2019-20, 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15, 2006-07, 1997-98, 1996-97

Conference Coach of the Year (1)
1997-98 MCCAA

WNIT Berths (1)

Has led Western Michigan to 160 wins and six winning seasons – rebuilt a program that had not won more than nine games in each of the four seasons prior to his arrival (33-87 (.275) overall and 17-47 (.266) MAC record during span)

In 2014-15, led WMU to the most single-season wins (t-20) in the program’s Division I history and first post-season berth (WNIT) in 11 seasons

WMU ranked 19th nationally in the 2021-22 WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll

As WMU’s Head Coach, has recruited and coached 19 MAC All-Conference Team selections

From 2007 to 2012, helped lead Michigan State to five-consecutive 20+ win seasons, one Big Ten Regular Season Championship (first outright in program history), and four NCAA Tournament berths (one Sweet 16)

In 2006-07, led Eastern Michigan to a 11-5 (.688) MAC record as the program’s Acting Head Coach

From 2003 to 2006, helped lead Eastern Michigan to three-consecutive 22+ win seasons, two MAC Regular Season Championships (first in program history), one MAC Tournament Championship (first in program history), and three post-season berths (one NCAA Tournament – first in program history)

The 1996-97 MCCAA Coach of the Year, led Glen Oaks CC to a 58-35 (.624) record, as well as a fifth place finish at the 1996-97 NJCAA National Tournament

A 2005 inductee into the Colon High School Athletic Hall of Fame and three-time Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Regional Coach of the Year (1995, 1994, 1992), led Colon HS to a 185-65 (.740) record and seven conference championships

Head Coach Record