Jay Clark (gymnastics)

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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
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1990-1996
1998-2003
2004-2008
2009-2012
2012-present
Georgia (Asst)
Georgia (Asst)
Georgia (AHC)
Georgia
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

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] In 2012, he was named gymnastics Associate Head Coach and head of Recruiting for the LSU Lady Tigers.[2]

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][3][2]

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. ^ a b "LSU Biographies: Jay Clark". lsusports.net. Louisiana State University Athletics Association. Retrieved 2014-09-21. 
  3. ^ Starrs, Chris (January 8, 2009). "Clark's time to shine". Athens Banner-Herald. Morris Communications. Retrieved 2009-09-21.