ROSWELL, Ga. — Roswell High School and University of Georgia graduate Jay Clark was recently inducted into the U.S. Gymnastics Hall of Fame.
After graduating from UGA, Clark worked as assistant coach with the Lady Gym Dogs, coaching the uneven bars and handling all the recruiting. He served as head coach at Georgia from 2009-2012. He then went to Louisiana State University as associate head coach where he coaches all events with emphasis on the uneven bars.
In 2011, Clark was named ninth best recruiter in college athletics by “ESPN The Magazine.” Clark has earned several awards, including the 2001 USAG State of Georgia Coach of The Year, 2006 National Assistant Coach of The Year and 2017 NCAA Assistant Coach of The Year, among others.
Clark is known as a coach, recruiter and a strong voice in the sport of women’s gymnastics. During his 20 years on UGA’s coaching staff he helped guide the Gym Dogs to seven NCAA National Titles and 14 Southeastern Conference Championships. As head coach for the Gym Dogs, he led the team to 64 All-American honors, seven individual titles on bars and captured three NCAA individual national championships.