Hurdle, Sprint, and Jump Coach specializing in technique!
Ernie Clark is a leader in teaching athletes technique and purpose in any sport. His ultimate passion lies in the Sprint and Hurdle events in Track & Field. He is currently the Sprints and Hurdles Coach for the Eagles at Ashland University, one of the nations best NCAA DII athletic programs.
Coach Ernie Clark is in his 19th year of coaching track and field and is currently the Sprints and Hurdles coach at DII powerhouse Ashland University. Coach Clark and his sprinters/ hurdlers have quickly progressed into one of the nations best programs. Coach Clark enters his sixth season as the sprints/hurdles coach with AU after another astonishing season. Clark has been named the Region Coach of the Year five times and was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year two years in a row, 2018 and 2019 and again recently this season. His Ashland University career has now produced 74 NCAA DII National Qualifiers, 50 NCAA All-Americans, 11 NCAA DII National Champions, and 3 NCAA Records. Clark lead his group to become the 2018-2019 NCAA DII OUTDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS,NCAA DII INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS, and the 2021 NCAA Indoor NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Both 2019 championships were won by a single point with the finish of his 4x400m Relay. Clark’s athletes have recorded 140 new marks on the Top 10 list in school history in hurdles, sprints, and relays, including 13 new school records during his six year tenure. Clark's prior position was as an assistant sprints and hurdles coach at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Prior, he was Head Coach of the Bloomington High School North Track & Field Team while assisting the Girls' squad from 2009-14. His training responsibilities were over all sprinters, hurdlers, and jumpers in the Cougar boys' and girls' program. Clark's athletes overtook 24 sprint, hurdle, and relay records after his arrival at Bloomington North. Clark led his program to the Team Sectional Championship in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and a Regional Championship in 2014.
Coach Clark also created and headed the Elite Hurdle Club(2011-2013), assisted in the Indiana Track Club in the winter and summer, and is Coordinator and Coach of multiple Elite Hurdle Camps, with his very own in Ashland, OH. Coach Ernie Clark, Indiana University See UINDY's article on Coach Clark, "Where are They Now?"