Mat Clark enters his seventh season as the strength and condition coach for Arkansas men’s track and field and cross country teams.
2017 marked the first year Clark took over the responsibilities of coaching the Razorback women’s track and field and cross country programs as well.
A 2009 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Clark excelled as one of the top decathletes for the Panthers, earning three All-America honors and a spot at the 2008 Olympic Trials under the guidance of current Razorback assistant coach Travis Geopfert.
Since joining the Razorbacks in 2011, Clark has been instrumental in the development of multiple NCAA and SEC champions. Over 100 Razorbacks have reached All-America status as a direct result from Clark’s training.
2016 saw several of Clark train several current and former Razorbacks, including Jarrion Lawson, Omar McLeod and Clive Pullen to national success at the USATF and Jamaica National Olympic Trials.
Clark assisted the trio not only to success within their respective country championships but also to success at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – McLeod racing to a gold medal in the 110 hurdles.
Originally from Ames, Iowa, Clark currently resides in Fayetteville, Arkansas.