Bob Clark Named Associate Head Coach for Women’s Basketball at College of Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. - College of Charleston women's basketball head coach Natasha Adair has announced the addition of Bob Clark as her associate head coach. Clark will begin his 36th season overall in coaching.
This will be the third time Adair has worked with Clark as the two were assistants at Georgetown from 1998-04 and at Wake Forest from 2007-12 when Adair was the Associate Head Coach for the Demon Deacons.
"Having set next to him for 11 seasons I know and respect his basketball knowledge," Adair said. "He is a great in game coach, who is always thinking of the next play and any in game adjustments that need to be made."
The Demon Deacons finished the 2011-12 season 20-14 and advanced to the second round of the WNIT.
Clark helped guide Wake Forest to its second-straight postseason appearance in 2009-10. The Deacons also finished fifth in the ACC and had an 18-14 record overall. Seven of those wins came in the ACC, which was the second-highest conference win total in school-history.
"I am extremely excited to join the CofC community, Coach Adair and the rest of the staff," Clark said. "I am excited to get started and build this program to have success in the Southern Conference."
In his second year with the program, the Demon Deacons began the season by setting a new win-streak record, starting 12-0. In January, the nation began to recognize Wake Forest's achievements and the Demon Deacons were voted into the Top 25 for the first time since the 1987-88 season.
Prior to his arrival at Wake Forest, Clark served as the head coach for the girls' basketball team at Loch Raven High School in Baltimore, Md. for the 2006-07 season. After leading Loch Raven to the finals of the Region 2A North tournament, Clark was named the Coach of the Year for the Baltimore metropolitan area by the Baltimore Examiner. After going 10-11 the previous season, Clark led the Raiders to a 19-4 record in his only year.
During Clark's six seasons at Georgetown, he helped the Hoyas to four WNIT bids and also served as the recruiting coordinator for three years. In addition to postseason experience at Georgetown, Clark was also part of four teams that advanced to the NCAA tournament. While an assistant at Radford, Clark's teams won the Big South Tournament earning an automatic bid to the NCAA's in each of his two seasons. At Providence, the Lady Friars compiled a 62-30 record and earned two at-large bids to the NCAA Tournament. During the 1990-91 season, the Lady Friars led all Division I schools with a 96.7 scoring average.
Clark's first collegiate position was as an assistant men's basketball coach at Roanoke College in Salem, Va., for two seasons. During that time, Roanoke won the Old Dominion Athletic Conference title and competed in the Division III National Tournament each season.
Clark, a Philadelphia native, is a 1984 graduate of Towson University with a degree in elementary education. Clark is married to Kristen, and the couple has two daughters, Alyssa (13) and Brittany (8).
"Bob is still passionate and eager to teach this exciting game of women's basketball," Adair said. "When he accepted my offer to come coach along side of me as my Associate Head Coach, I was thrilled and honored. Bob will be more than a coach to our team, program and community. He will mentor our young women as he does his own girls."