Albert S. Clocker

About This Inductee

Al played basketball at Meyers High School in Wilkes-Barre from 1966-1969, earning numerous awards and honors. He received a full scholarship to then Division I King’s College. His playing career took him to the top pro summer leagues including the Holcomb Rucker League in Harlem and Philadelphia’s Charles Baker League. He performed professionally in the Eastern Basketball League, the Continental Basketball League, and in the Pro-East Basketball Association. Al coached at College Misericordia from 1984-1990, winning the Keystone Athletic Conference Championship 4 times. Three times he was selected Keystone Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and was chosen N.A.I.A.  District 19 Coach of the Year while leading the Cougars to their first ever appearance in the national tournament. Al served as Athletic Director and coached women’s basketball. Currently, he is the head coach of the Harrisburg Horizon of the United Basketball Association and has compiled a franchise record of 37 – 9 (.804 in 2 ½ seasons). In 2000 the Horizons set a league record of 13 consecutive wins. His accumulated United Basketball Association record for seven seasons is 105-22 (.827), and he has won the Coach of the Year honors in 6 of the 7 years of existence including the last four consecutive seasons. Along the way he has won 3 league titles, 5 regular season crowns and 2 All-Star contests. He has placed many local players on the various touring teams with the Harlem Globetrotters. He is a P.I.A.A. basketball official and stays active in local softball as an A.S.A. umpire. Clocker resides in Wilkes-Barre with his wife Jean and their son Casey. He serves as Public Works Director for the City of Wilkes-Barre.