Kevin Clark
Position: Assistant Coach
Alma Mater: Clark University
Graduating Year: 1981

When Tiger head coach Pat Skerry began assembling his coaching staff prior to the 2011-12 season, the first call he made was to his former Rhode Island colleague, Kevin Clark.

"We're thrilled to have Kevin here with us." Skerry says. "He's the consummate professional. He's been a head coach at the Division I and the Division III level. He has a wealth of experience with recruiting contacts on the Eastern Seaboard and throughout the country. Moreover, he's an excellent teacher, he's extremely organized and he's a good friend."

A native of Stamford, Conn., Clark has been a key figure on the college basketball scene for almost three decades, working at five different Division I schools in the BIG EAST, Atlantic 10, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and the Patriot League.

Clark, now in his second year with the Tigers, came to Towson after a seven-year stint as an assistant at the University of Rhode Island. During his tenure the Rams compiled a 129-97 record that included three trips to the National Invitation Tournament and a berth in the 2011 College Basketball Invitational Tournament. URI completed its fourth straight 20-plus win season in 2010-11 with a 20-14 mark.

Prior to Rhode Island, Clark was the associate head coach at St. John's from 1998-2003. He helped the Red Storm to a 114-78 record that included the 2003 NIT championship. Clark was named St. John's interim head coach on December 20, 2003 and coached the Red Storm for the remainder of the season.

In his first season at St. John’s, the Red Storm posted a 28-9 record and reached the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament. In 1999-2000, the Red Storm turned in another impressive season, winning the BIG EAST championship and earning another berth in the NCAA Tournament.

After going 14-15 in 2000-01, St. John’s bounced back with a 20-12 campaign the following season, earning their third NCAA Tournament berth in four seasons. The 2002-03 season saw the Red Strom defeat Georgetown, 70-67, to win the NIT championship.

Clark took over as interim head coach in the middle of the 2003-04 season and guided St. John’s to wins over UCLA at Madison Square Garden and Georgetown.

Clark's first run in the Atlantic 10 was as an assistant coach at George Washington (1993-97). The Colonials compiled a 78-45 (.634) mark that included the best record in school history (24-9) during the 1997-98 season. On Clark's watch, GW captured two Atlantic 10 championships and earned two NCAA tournament bids.

From 1991-94, Clark was an assistant coach at Fairfield University. He was the head coach at his alma mater, Clark University, from 1987-91, guiding the Cougars to the 1988 NCAA Division III Northeast Regional Championship on the strength of a 20-7 record. In four seasons as the Cougars’ head coach, he led Clark to a 61-43 record.

He was an assistant basketball coach at Clark from 1984-87, serving in a dual capacity as head men's and women's track coach as well. He launched his basketball coaching career at Holy Cross, where he was a Crusaders' assistant coach during the 1982-83 season.

A 1981 graduate of Clark University with a degree in sociology, he was a three-time All-American, four-year starter and two-year captain for the Cougars. As a senior, Clark was chosen as the New England Division III Player of the Year by the ECAC and United Press International. During his playing career, he led the Cougars to four NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and his teams reached the national quarterfinals twice.

The fourth-leading scorer in school history with 1,605 points, Clark still holds school records for rebounds (1,447), rebounding average (14.4) and field goal percentage (.600). On January 28, 1995, he was inducted into Clark University's Athletic Hall of Fame.

In September, 2003, Clark was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.

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