Coach Ernie Clark Bio:
-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 Coach Clark's sprinters and hurdlers have quickly progressed into one of the nations best programs. Coach Clark enters his fifth season as the sprints/hurdles coach with AU after an astonishing season. In 2018 Coach Clark was named National Assistant Coach of the Year. His Ashland University career has now produced 55 NCAA DII National Qualifiers, 31 NCAA All-Americans, and 8 NCAA DII National Champions. Clark lead his group to become the 2018-2019 NCAA DII OUTDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! This past indoor season the AU Men’s team became NCAA DII INDOOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Coach Clark’s athletes recorded 90 new marks on the Top 10 list in school history in hurdles, sprints, and relays, including 7 new school records. Coach Clark’s elite collegiate athletes will assist him throughout the camp and classroom sessions. Coach Clark looks forward to coaching and teaching future NCAA Champions!
Coach Clark is a past UIndy athlete and a 2-time National Qualifier in the 400m IH and a provisional an NCAA DII Provisional Qualifier in the 400m.
2013 camper pictured below, Kianna Gray: Kentucky State Champion, KY Athlete of the Year 2013, and one of the nations best, now at the University of Kentucky! NCAA Champion 4x100, 100m Dash All-American
Where: Ashland University: Ashland, OH
WINTER CAMP: TBA
SUMMER CAMP: Elite Hurdle Speed 2 Day Camp
When: July 2nd & 3rd (postponed until further notice)
What: A 2 day camp focusing on technique to propel you into your season! Learn by doing, demonstrations, quality coaches, guest collegiate hurdlers, video sessions and material to take home.
Camp includes: 1 on 1 coaching, instruction, take home literature, and video feedback on site.
Housing: No housing offered this year. Hotels are 8 minutes away from Camp, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn, Quality Inn.
Cost: $200 ($125 for 1 day)
Valuables: We may not be the only people walking through the facilities on camp days! Please do not bring valuables or leave them lay around.
BRING: Workout clothes, extra workout clothes, training shoes, racing spikes, snacks, and a good attitude. Notebook and pen/pencil for notes during teaching and video sessions
Refund policy: Due to hiring coaches, buying supplies(summer camp), copying handouts, tshirts etc. , a policy has become necessary for refunds. A fee of $50 will be charged for handling in any refund. A full refund will be issued outside of 30 days prior to camp. A partial refund (50%) will be refunded inside of 30 days of camp start date.
No refunds inside 7 days of first day of camp.
Guest Speakers and college speakers attend each year! Past Coach and Hurdle guests include:
-NCAA DII Champion & Record Holder, USA Team, Myles Pringle
-4-time Olympian, Jud Logan
-State Champion, NCAA DI Nat'l Qualifier, USATF Championships Semi Finalist: Max Tuttle
-NCAA DII All-American & Nat'l Champ: Corinne Zehner
-USA Team and World Medalist Sprinter: Kind Butler
-IHSAA Hall of Fame Coach: Rick Weinheimer
NCAA DII Midwest Region Coach of the Year: Giles Davis
Learn from those who have done it, not those who just talk about it!
" My son and I traveled from VA and were so glad we did! My son is currently the #1 freshman for hurdles in the state of VA but he learned so much from you and your staff!! He's putting it all into action! I enjoyed being able to watch his progress from day one to two; wow! The coach / athlete ratio was perfect! Again, thanks to you and your staff for your dedication!" -Andrea Yager