[CUA Office of Public Affairs]


                                                                                                            Dec. 20, 2005


CUA Head Football Coach Tom Clark Resigns

Tom Clark, Catholic University’s head football coach, has tendered his resignation, effective Jan. 2, 2006, to pursue another coaching opportunity.


Clark, one of the university’s most successful coaches, built the CUA football program into a national playoff contender during his first tour at CUA, from 1994 to 2000. After a 3-year stint as defensive coordinator and secondary coach at William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., in 2004 he returned to CUA as head football coach. His career record at CUA is 58-32-1.


"Coach Clark is an outstanding football coach and a quality person.  He made significant progress during the past two years toward rebuilding our football program,” said CUA Athletic Director Michael Allen.  “While we are disappointed he is leaving, we respect and understand his reasons for doing so.  We wish him the best of luck in the future."


Allen indicated that the search for a new coach will begin immediately. 


"Given that we are in the heart of football recruiting season, it is critical that we have our next coach in place as soon as possible.  Catholic University is a great place to work and we are committed to seeing our football program return to national prominence.  With the facility upgrades that are planned for this summer and the volume of young talent in our program, we expect to have a strong pool of applicants."


MEDIA: For more information, contact Chris Harrison or Katie Lee in the CUA Office of Public
             Affairs at 202-319-5600.






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