Iona has made a surprise hire with C.W. Post coach Tim Cluess.

Iona spokesman Brian Beyrer confirmed to FOXSports.com that Cluess, who was 98-23 in four seasons at C.W. Post, will be introduced Friday at a news conference.

He will replace Kevin Willard, who left for Seton Hall.

Cluess, who coached Danny Green at St. Mary's High prior to taking the C.W. Post job, takes over a team that could contend for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title.

Iona athletic director Pat Lyons also talked to Fran Fraschilla, Norm Roberts and Steve Masiello.