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University of California's Jack Clark to Coach All-Marine Rugby Team


Release Date: 6/19/2006

MCB QUANTICO -- University of California, Berkley, Rugby team head coach Jack Clark has been named the coach of the All-Marine Rugby Team. Clark has been a Rugby coach for the past 23 years and has compiled an impressive 391-64-5 record and has captured 18 National Collegiate Championships. 

                The All-Marine Rugby Team will compete at the 2006 Armed Forces Rugby Championship hosted at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC 23-28 October.  The All-Marine Rugby Trial Camp will be held 13-22 October, also at MCB Camp Lejeune, NC. 

                 "I'm honored to have the opportunity to work with the All-Marine rugby team, says Clark.  It has been made clear to me that the Armed Forces Rugby Championship is a difficult tournament to win and that we will have our work cut out for us. 

                Clark was named one of Cal"s Ten Most Influential Sports Figures of the 20th Century, and has also been the USA National Team Coach (1993-1999), USA National Team General Manager (1993-2003), Head Collegiate All-American Coach (1987-1992), and the Collegiate All-American Team General Manager (2000-2004).  Clark also played for the USA National Team and was a standout football and rugby player at Cal.

                We are very excited to have a coach of Clarks caliber working with our Marines, said Steven Dinote, the All Marine Sports Program Director.  The Marines have fought hard over the years and are always a team to be reckoned with.  We believe that Clark will be the final ingredient to bring home the gold at Armed Forces championship.

                For additional information regarding the All-Marine Rugby Team , please contact Mr. Steven Dinote at 703-784-9542, toll free at 866-400-8753, or email at: steven.dinote@usmc.mil.

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