Temple Alum Chris Clark Returns to Owls Staff

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Chris Clark, who helped lead Temple to the first of six straight NCAA Tournament berths under head coach Fran Dunphy, returns to his alma mater as the program’s Video Coordinator. The 2008 Temple graduate had previously served as an assistant coach the last two seasons at Campbell University.

“It is tremendous having Chris Clark return to the Temple Basketball Family,” said Dunphy. “He is as fine as teammate as I have had the pleasure of coaching and was instrumental in making my transition to Temple that much easier. He played a huge role in our success, especially in the 2008 A-10 Championship, and I am looking forward to working with him as part of our staff.”

“Temple University and the people who work here have helped shape me into the man I am today,” said Clark. “I am very thankful and blessed to have had the opportunity to be a student-athlete at such an excellent University. I’m very excited to be back working for Coach Dunphy. He has been a great mentor in my life. He’s an outstanding coach, but an even better person. I love Temple, the community, and the basketball program. Temple will always be my home and I am happy to be back working with the coaching staff and the team.”

A four-year member of the Owls (2004-08), Clark had a breakout senior season while serving as team captain in 2007-08. The Philadelphia native (St. Joseph’s Prep) led the Owls in three-point percentage (57-137, .416) and helped lead Temple to a 21-13 record and the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship as the team’s sixth man. Named the Philadelphia Big 5 Most Improved Player, he increased his scoring average from 2.6 points per game as a junior to 7.5 points per game his senior season.

Besides his two years as an assistant coach at Campbell, Clark spent four seasons on the St. Francis (Pa.) staff, helping the Red Flash to two consecutive Northeast Conference tournament appearances.

Clark also has an extensive resume of community service. He has been a Big Brother Program volunteer, a Reading for Children volunteer, and has done community service at the Carousel House in Philadelphia. Additionally, he has volunteered with Midtown Parish United Methodist Church, Temple Rollin Owls Basketball League, and Cherry Hill’s Martin Luther King Day.


Photo Courtesy Temple Athletics


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