Former AD Clyde Doughty Jr. to be enshrined in NYIT Athletics Hall of Fame on Monday

Clyde Doughty Jr. (left) with commissioner Bob Dranoff at least year's East Coast Conference Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
Clyde Doughty Jr. (left) with commissioner Bob Dranoff at least year's East Coast Conference Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — Clyde Doughty Jr.'s contribution to NYIT cannot be overstated.

He spent 38 years at the university as a student-athlete and athletic administrator.

Now, Doughty is being inducted into the NYIT Athletics Hall of Fame. He will be enshrined Monday night at a ceremony at the Woodside Club in Muttontown.

Former men's soccer student-athletes Eduardo Anacleto and Peter Antoniades and former Olympian Patrick Jarrett also will be enshrined during the ceremony.

Dr. Jerry Balentine, NYIT's vice president of medical affairs and global health, will receive the Big Bear Award.

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Doughty was inducted into the East Coast Conference Hall of Fame a year ago. He was instrumental in the formation of the league, which originally was known as the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference.

During Doughty's NYIT basketball career, the Bears twice made the NCAA Tournament, including reaching the national championship game in 1980.

After graduating, Doughty became the academic advisor to student-athletes at NYIT in 1982. Two years later, he was appointed the assistant director of athletics. And in 1988, he succeeded Dr. William T. Lai as director of athletics and recreation.

Upon his departure from NYIT three years ago, the athletic department boasted an overall GPA of 3.3.

During Doughty's tenure, the Bears also earned numerous postseason appearances.

The men's lacrosse team earned four national championships. The men's basketball team earned an NCAA Tournament bid in 2004, while the men's track and field team placed third at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships in 1999 and second at the Indoor Championships in 2001. The men's soccer program participated in the NCAA Tournament in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2013. The softball program earned an NCAA regional bid in 2008, while the women's basketball team earned its first-ever NCAA bid in 2013. The volleyball team made several NCAA tournament appearances under Doughty's leadership. And the men's and women's tennis teams earned Sweet 16 appearances in 2013.

Doughty, who earned a bachelor's degree in business management, also has two master's degrees from NYIT — one in human resource management and the other in human relations. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in educational leadership at Bowie State University, where he serves as director of athletics.