July 25, 2002
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head women'stennis coach Pam Wildt announced today the hiring of Justin Clark as anassistant coach with the Cowgirl tennis program. His hiring is subjectto UW Board of Trustee approval.
Justin Clark joins the Cowgirl coaching staff after spending the lasttwo seasons as an assistant coach with the women's program at Washingtonand Lee University (Lexington, Va.). While at W&L, the Generals postedan overall record of 42-6, including a 20-0 record in Old DominionAthletic Conference play. The 2001 team advanced to the NCAA DivisionIII quarterfinals and the 2002 team advanced to the Division IIIsemifinals, finishing third overall. He also helped coach Ericka Prokoto First Team All-America honors each of the past two seasons, andLindsay Hagerman gain the Division III Co-National Rookie of the Yearaward this past season. During that time, he also served an assistantdirector for the Duchossois Center and served as an administrator andcoach for the Southwest Virginia Area Training Center in 2001.
Prior to that, Clark served as an assistant varsity men's tennis coachat North Carolina State University for the 1998-99 season before movingon to W&L. The Wolfpack earned their first NCAA Tournament bid and wereranked as high as No. 24 in the nation.
His experience also includes one season as an assistant men's andwomen's tennis coach at High Point University from 1997-98 and hasserved as the assistant director of the Oscar Blacut Tennis Academy inGreensboro, N.C.
As a player, Clark was an All-South Atlantic Conference performer atthe Elon College in North Carolina. He helped the Phoenix to fourconference championships, in which Elon was ranked in the Top 10 inDivision II during that time.
Clark received his bachelor's of arts degree in economics from ElonCollege (Elon College, N.C.) in 1996. He is currently a member of theUnited States Professional Tennis Association and Registry.
"I'm thrilled with the addition of Justin Clark to our program," saidhead coach Pam Wildt. "He has a great tennis background and with hisplaying experience will be an asset to the growth of our program. Justinis also excited about moving to Wyoming and out to this part of thecountry. I would also like to thank Lee Moon for creating thisopportunity for Justin and the Wyoming tennis program."