|KEVIN CLARK JOINS TIGER BASKETBALL STAFF|
|Written by media relations|
|Tuesday, 26 April 2011 17:00|
FORMER ST. JOHN’S ASSISTANT TABBED FOR TOWSON DUTYWhen Tiger head coach Pat Skerry began assembling his Towson University basketball staff 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 to me. We worked together at Rhode Island for three years. I’m excited to have him here. He’s the guy I’m going to be able to lean on in every facet of our basketball program.”
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 comes to Towson after a seven-year stint as an assistant at 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. 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 1998-03. He helped the Red Storm to a 114-78 record that included the 2003 NIT championship. He was named St. John’s interim head coach on December 20, 2003 and coached the Red Storm for the remainder of the season.
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 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.
He was an assistant at Clark from 1984-87, serving in a dual capacity as head men's and women's track coach. He launched his basketball coaching career at Holy Cross, where he was as a Crusaders’ assistant coach in 1982-83.
A 1981 graduate of Clark University with a degree in sociology, he still holds program records for rebounds (1,447), rebounding average (14.4) and field goal percentage (.600). He is also the school's fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,605 points. 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.
Kevin and his wife, Robin, are the parents of two children, a son, Korey, and a daughter, Kyla.