With 10 years under his belt, Trey Clark has an impressive resume as the head coach of the Lamar track and field program.
Add to that the time he spent at Lamar as a student-athlete and as an assistant coach, and you have a man who is in his third decade of representing the Cardinals' track and field program with pride and distinction.
In 10 seasons, he has coached 17 NCAA Championship appearances, 44 Southland Conference champions and seven SLC team titles.
In the fall of 2006, Clark guided the women's cross country team to a Southland Conference-record third consecutive championship. In the fall of 2009, the Lamar men's team won its fourth straight SLC crown, giving Lamar seven titles in the past six years. The Lamar men have won nine championships, the most in conference history.
Clark helped Yamelis Ortiz on her path to the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Ortiz, who completed her brilliant career at Lamar by winning four straight conference titles on the 400-meter hurdles, was a member of Puerto Rico's 4x400-meter relay team in the Olympics.
Clark, who has USATF Level 2 coaching certification in sprints, hurdles, jumps and relays, is a Level 1 instructor.
A 1988 graduate of Anahuac High School, Clark, earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Lamar in 1993 and his master's degree in kinesiology from Lamar in 1995. He became a full-time assistant for the Cardinals in 1995 after spending the previous season as a part-time coach. He was named the head track and field coach on Aug. 11, 1999, replacing Barry Collins, who had spent eight years in the position.
Clark has helped Lamar student-athletes set 21 school records. His guidance helped former Lamar standout Mark LeDoux compete twice in the United States Track and Field Nationals. He has coached four USATF Junior Nationals qualifiers as well.
During his tenure as an assistant at Lamar, Clark coached two of the stronger parts of the Cardinals' track program, relays and hurdles. Clark guided the 4x100-meter relay team to the 1999 Southland Conference title, and guided LeDoux to three consecutive conference titles in the 400-meter hurdles and a 12th-place finish at the 2000 NCAA Championships.
Clark, a four-year letterwinner for the Cardinals, was an
all-conference performer during his time as a student-athlete. He was among the eight finalists for the 1993 Lamar Outstanding Male Student Award and won the Sun Belt Conference Medallion for that year. Clark was also named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List and Athletic Director's List during his academic career.
Clark is married to the former Laura Hughes. They are the proud parents of two sons, Quade and Hayden. The family resides in nearby Orangefield, Texas.