|Born||Clare James Drake
October 9, 1928
|Alma mater||University of British Columbia (1951)|
|Occupation||Former ice hockey player and coach (Edmonton Oilers (WHA), Alberta Golden Bears)|
|Awards||CIAU Hockey Coach of the Year, 1975 & 1988|
Clare James Drake (born October 9, 1928) is a retired Canadian ice hockey head coach. He is the winningest coach in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s hockey history. In his 28 years as the head coach of the University of Alberta men's ice hockey team, he coached the Alberta Golden Bears to 6 University Cup championships and 17 Canada West conference championships. Drake was born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
The “dean of coaching,” Clare developed the game for more than 40 years, coaching at the high school, university, Olympic and NHL level. The only university coach to win a national championship in both hockey and football in the same year (1967), he was instrumental in the development of the National Coaching Certification and Coach Mentorship Programs.
Awards and honours
- Named the CIAU Hockey Coach of the Year in 1975 and 1988
- Co-coach of the Canadian Men’s Olympic team
- Head coach of Team Canada at Spengler Cup Tournament (Gold Medal)
- Hockey Alberta Centennial Award
- Order of Hockey in Canada 
|Team||Year||Regular Season||Post Season|
|Edmonton Oilers||1975-76||48||18||28||2||(38)||4th in WHA Canadian||Fired|
- Clare Drake Arena - University of Alberta
- Clare Drake Award - Canadian Interuniversity Sport Rookie of the Year award
- "Clare Drake | The Alberta Order of Excellence". The Alberta Order of Excellence. Retrieved 8 August 2012.
- 1975-76 Edmonton Oilers [WHA] roster and player statistics at hockeydb.com
- Hockey Alberta
- University of Alberta Alumni association History Trails: Coach Clare Drake
- University of Alberta Centenary: Clare Drake
- Edmonton Oilers Heritage: Clare Drake
|Head coach of the Edmonton Oilers