|Title:||Assistant Track & Field Coach (Sprints/Hurdles)|
|Previous College:||Indianapolis '00, Savannah College of Art and Design '10|
Ernie Clark is in his third season at Ashland University as assistant coach for sprints/hurdles.
In 2016-17, Clark guided sophomore Myles Pringle to a pair of NCAA Division II national championships - the 400-meter dash both indoors and outdoors. Clark was named Midwest Region Men's Assistant Coach of the Year outdoors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Clark came to AU following 15 years of coaching at various levels in the state of Indiana. Most recently, he was camp coordinator and hurdle coach for four years at the Indy Hurdle Camp in Bloomington, as well as camp coordinator for the Indiana Track & Field Camp, a volunteer sprints and hurdles coach for the Hoosiers, club coach and coordinator at Elite Hurdle Club in Bloomington and hurdle coach for the Indiana Track Club in Bloomington.
Clark also has served as jumps coach at the University of Indianapolis (2014), head boys track and field coach at Bloomington High School North (2009-10 and 2012-14) and Columbus North High School (2011-12), assistant boys and girls track and field coach at Bloomington North (2002-08) and head boys track and field coach at Monrovia High School (2000-01).
Among Clark’s coaching highlights are an NCAA regional qualifier, a USATF Junior national competitor, 13 individual New Balance national competitors, one state champion, 19 individual state medalists, four state team relay medalists, 65 individual state qualifiers and 29 sprint relay state qualifiers.
Clark earned a Bachelor of Science from Indianapolis in 2000, and a Master of Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2010. On the track for the Greyhounds, he was a two-time Division II national provisional qualifier in the 400 hurdles, and the Great Lakes Valley Conference Freshman of the Year.