Jay Clark (coach)

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Jay Clark
Sport(s) Women's gymnastics
Current position
Title Associate Head coach
Team LSU
Conference SEC
Biographical details
Born Oklahoma
Alma mater University of Georgia
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990-1996 Georgia (Asst)
1998-2003 Georgia (Asst)
2004-2008 Georgia (AHC)
2009-2012 Georgia
2012-present LSU (AHC)
Accomplishments and honors
Awards
Named #9 recruiter in College Sports by "ESPN the Magazine" in 2011; National Assistant Coach of the Year 2006, 2014,2017. Inducted into USA Gymnastics Region 8 Hall of Fame 2017

Jay Clark was the head coach of the women's Georgia gymnastics program at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Clark was promoted from assistant coach to head coach upon the retirement of long-time coach Suzanne Yoculan after the 2009 season.[1] Clark resigned as Georgia head coach on May 4, 2012. [2] On July 1, 2012, he was named gymnastics Associate Head Coach and head of Recruiting for the LSU Lady Tigers.[3][4]

Clark is a native of Roswell, Georgia. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1986 and the University of Georgia in 1991. He served as an assistant with the Georgia Gym Dogs from 1990 to 1996 and head team coach and competitive director with the Athens-Clarke Gymnastics Academy from 1996 to 1998. He returned as an assistant coach in 1998 and was promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2004,and Head Coach in 2009 when Suzanne Yoculan retired after 25 years with the team.[1][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Clarkson, Roger (September 20, 2009). "Jay Clark era in full swing with mandatory practices". Athens Banner-Herald. Morris Communications. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  2. ^ Clarkson, Roger (May 4, 2012). "Georgia gymnastics coach Jay Clark resigns". Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Clark Named Gymnastics Assistant Coach". LSU Athletics. July 1, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "LSU Biographies: Jay Clark". Retrieved 2014-09-21.