Women's Tennis

Cowgirl Tennis Program Adds Assistant Coach

<b>Justin Clark</b><br>

Justin Clark

July 25, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head women's tennis coach Pam Wildt announced today the hiring of Justin Clark as an assistant coach with the Cowgirl tennis program. His hiring is subject to UW Board of Trustee approval.

Justin Clark joins the Cowgirl coaching staff after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach with the women's program at Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Va.). While at W&L, the Generals posted an overall record of 42-6, including a 20-0 record in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play. The 2001 team advanced to the NCAA Division III quarterfinals and the 2002 team advanced to the Division III semifinals, finishing third overall. He also helped coach Ericka Proko to First Team All-America honors each of the past two seasons, and Lindsay Hagerman gain the Division III Co-National Rookie of the Year award this past season. During that time, he also served an assistant director for the Duchossois Center and served as an administrator and coach for the Southwest Virginia Area Training Center in 2001.

Prior to that, Clark served as an assistant varsity men's tennis coach at North Carolina State University for the 1998-99 season before moving on to W&L. The Wolfpack earned their first NCAA Tournament bid and were ranked as high as No. 24 in the nation.

His experience also includes one season as an assistant men's and women's tennis coach at High Point University from 1997-98 and has served as the assistant director of the Oscar Blacut Tennis Academy in Greensboro, N.C.

As a player, Clark was an All-South Atlantic Conference performer at the Elon College in North Carolina. He helped the Phoenix to four conference championships, in which Elon was ranked in the Top 10 in Division II during that time.

Clark received his bachelor's of arts degree in economics from Elon College (Elon College, N.C.) in 1996. He is currently a member of the United States Professional Tennis Association and Registry.

"I'm thrilled with the addition of Justin Clark to our program," said head coach Pam Wildt. "He has a great tennis background and with his playing experience will be an asset to the growth of our program. Justin is also excited about moving to Wyoming and out to this part of the country. I would also like to thank Lee Moon for creating this opportunity for Justin and the Wyoming tennis program."

 

 

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