Allison Clark begins her first year as an assistant coach for the Middle Tennessee women's basketball program.
Clark, who was a four-year standout for Insell at Shelbyville High School, comes to Middle Tennessee after spending the previous year on Susie Gardner's staff at the University of Arkansas. "I am happy to be back in Tennessee and getting a chance to coach at Middle Tennessee," Clark said. "This is a great University and I think this program is on the rise. I feel privileged to be a part of this program and to be on the staff with coach Insell."
Clark's duties with the Blue Raiders will include recruiting and on-the-floor coaching in addition to the many responsibilities associated with being a full-time assistant at the Division I level. Insell believes Clark's dynamic personality and attitude are positives, which will lend to her enjoying success as a top-flight coach.
Clark played one season at North Texas before transferring to Tennessee Tech, where she was a three-year letterwinner. During her collegiate career, Clark, an All-OVC performer, established herself as the greatest 3-point shooter in Tennessee Tech history. She holds the career 3-point field goals made record with 205 and she also earned the Ed Steitz Award as the nation's top 3-point shooter in 2001.
Clark spent one season on the coaching staff at Tennessee Tech before taking a position as a graduate assistant on Gardner's Arkansas staff, where she earned her Master's degree in Sports Management. Her duties at Arkansas included coordinating film exchange and summer camps, as well as organizing the scout team, recruiting folders and supervising team managers.