Christian College names basketball coach
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[MAY 25, 2005]
Matt Clark of
Evansville, Ind., has been named the head coach of men's basketball
and assistant athletic director at Lincoln Christian College and
Seminary. Along with his coaching duties he will have
responsibilities in student campus life. He begins
his duties at LCCS on June 1.
Clark is a 2002 graduate of LCCS, where
he played basketball for four years and is a member of the school's
Athletic Hall of Fame. He was a three-year basketball letterman at
Evansville Central High School, where he is currently the assistant
basketball coach, while also serving as the youth minister at
Evansville's First Christian Church.
When asked about his hopes for the
basketball program at Lincoln, he stated that he would like to bring
some stability to the team, which has had three different coaches in
the past three years. His major goal is to wed the concept of
basketball and ministry in the young men that he will be mentoring.
Athletic Director Kevin Crawford, in
commenting about Clark, said: "I am very happy to have a graduate of
our school and a former all-American NCCAA recipient coming to be
the leader of our men's basketball program. Now all of our coaches
for both men's and women's teams are our alums and understand the
uniqueness of our school. With our entering NCAA Division III, it is
important that we not lose focus on our primary purpose."
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One of Clark's first duties will be
to conduct a basketball camp June 29 through July 2. Participants
can enroll for the camp by contacting LCCS.
Clark is the son of Jerry and Debbie
Clark of Evansville, Ind., and is married to the former Lindsay
Jones, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.K. Jones of Lincoln.