Sept. 13, 2007
Moraga, CA - As head women's basketball coach Paul Thomas strives to have his program become one of the best in the West, the second-year head coach announced the addition of Jesse Clark to the coaching staff today. Clark comes over to Moraga from Stanford and brings with him a wealth of championship knowledge and experience.
"Jesse brings extensive experience in all facets of college basketball," Thomas said. "He will help Saint Mary's continue its transformation into one of the finest programs in the Western United States."
Clark enters his 11th season in the coaching ranks as he has served five as a head coach, four as an assistant and one as the director of video operations.
"It is an exciting time to be at Saint Mary's and a part of the growth of the program under coach Thomas," Clark said. "I am excited to add to the strength of the staff and to work with players in the upcoming season."
At Stanford, Clark helped the Cardinal for two seasons, one as the director of video operations. During his tenure at the hilltop, Clark helped Stanford to two-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including an Elite 8 appearance in 2005.
Prior to working with Stanford, Clark was an assistant coach at San Francisco. While at USF, Clark assisted in recruiting, with the defense and with the post players.
Clark also served as an assistant at CSU Bakersfield for two seasons. Clark was instrumental in the development of a conference player of the year and a NCAA Division II Kodak All-American.
Clark was the head women's basketball coach at his alma mater Pacific Union College. He also served as the assistant athletics director. While at Pacific Union, Clark oversaw all facets of the program and held numerous responsibilities throughout the entire department.
Clark earned a Bachelor of Science-Business Education degree at Pacific Union College in 2002. Clark will complete his Masters of Education in 2008 from USF.