A 1993 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Sean Clark enters his fifth season as assistant swim coach for the Minutemen. Clark previously held this position between 1994-96.
While an undergraduate at UMass, Clark swam both the sprint free and back events for five years under Yarworth. He swam the backstroke leg on the school record setting 200-yard medley relay (1:34.14) and the 400-yard medley relay (3:26.78) teams. In addition, Clark swam the first leg on UMass' record-setting 200-yard free relay (1:23.18). As a fifth-year senior, he served as team co-captain.
During his first stint as an assistant at UMass, where he focused on training sprinters, Clark was also the head coach at South Hadley (Mass.) High School.
In the fall of 1997, he became the head coach of the Easthampton Barracudas swim team for whom he coached for two seasons. He was responsible for keeping performance records for up to 80 swimmers from the ages of 5-18.
In the winter of 1999, Clark became the assistant coach of the Mount Holyoke (Mass.) College women's team and returned as head coach at South Hadley High. At Mount Holyoke, he helped swimmers with motivation, race strategy and stroke mechanics.
Since the spring of 2000, he has served as head coach of the Amherst Tritons swim team where he worked with four assistants in the education and training of 70 swimmers from the ages of 5-18.
Clark graduated from UMass with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry. He currently lives in Amherst.
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