He also earned indoor track honors in 2005 and was chosen as the SEC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
With this award, and his 2007 USTFCCCA South Region Women's Indoor Coach of the Year accolade that he was accorded last week, his total of career coach of the year awards reached 16, including 13 in his first 4 1/2 seasons in Knoxville.
Clark's tally of personal accomplishments as UT's skipper includes one national coach of the year award (2005), three regional kudos (indoors in 2005 & 2007; outdoors in 2005) and two conference honors (2005, 2007) in track & field and four regional citations (2002-05) and three conference nods (2003-05) in cross country.
During that time, he has directed his troops to one NCAA Indoor title and four top-five national finishes, two conference indoor championships and a regional outdoor victory in track & field, and four regional crowns and three SEC trophies in cross country. He also had two SEC honors (1996-97) and one regional award (1997) as cross country coach at Florida from 1992 to 2001 while leading the Gators to victory twice in league (1996, 1997) and regional (1997, 1998) action.
Auburn's Kerron Stewart was named Female Runner of the Year, while Corey Martin was named Male Field Athlete of the Year. Two Florida freshmen were honored, as Shara Proctor was named Female Freshman Field Athlete of the Year, and Mike Morrison was named Male Freshman Field Athlete of the Year. Georgia's Ian Burrell was the Male Runner of the Year, and Patricia Sylvester was the Female Field Athlete of the Year. Latavia Thomas of LSU was named the Female Freshman Runner of the Year and Emmanuel Bore of Alabama was named the Male Freshman Runner of the Year. All post-season awards were determined by a vote of the conference coaches.
In addition, Arkansas' head track coach John McDonnell was named SEC Men's Indoor Coach of the Year after guiding the Razorbacks to the 2007 SEC Indoor title and a seventh-place outcome nationally.