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Clark Honored as NAIA Coach of Character

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Clark Honored as NAIA Coach of Character

Photo credit: Scott L. Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations Office - Cedarville, OH

November 1, 2006

Former Lady Jacket volleyball coach Teresa Clark was officially honored in chapel on October 5 as the 2006 recipient of the NAIA Coach of Character Award. She was selected out of more than 4,000 coaches in the association and was presented her award by Rob Miller, NAIA Director of the Champions of Character Initiatives.

As CU’s all-time winningest volleyball coach with 322 victories in 10 seasons, Clark was not only known for her success on the volleyball court, but also for the character values she instilled in the student-athletes she coached. A key component to her teaching methods was the “honor call,” which her athletes use regardless of the ramifications for the match.

Clark’s teams were known for having great sportsmanship. In 2005, the Lady Jackets were awarded the Buffalo Funds Five Star Award for demonstrating exceptional character on and off the court.