The National Strength and Conditioning Association recently announced that longtime Country Day Director of Strength and Conditioning, Darnell Clark, would be joining its Board of Directors. Clark is one of two new NSCA board appointments elected by a vote of the organization’s membership at its national convention this summer.
Clark joins the board after having served the NSCA as its North Carolina State Director (2013-16) and Southeast Regional Coordinator (2016-19). He closed out his term as Regional Director this past weekend with a successful NSCA Southeast Regional Conference at Winthrop University.
“I have been a member of the NSCA for the last 20 years, and during that time, my goal has always been to give back to the industry,” said Clark. “But my service has also enriched me as a practitioner, mentor, and person. It is an honor and a privilege to now serve on the NSCA board and to help guide the organization's future.”
Clark, who has been at Country Day since 2004, holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in physical education from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in kinesiology from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He holds two NSCA certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction.
In 2014, Clark was named the NSCA’s High School Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year. In his time at Country Day, he has coached 10 NSCA High School Strength and Conditioning All-Americans and the Bucs have earned 10 consecutive NSCA Strength of America awards.
“We are excited to see Coach Clark expand his service to the NSCA and the national community of strength and conditioning professionals in his new board position,” said Director of Athletics, Abe Wehmiller. “This appointment puts him at the forefront of a rapidly evolving field and is a great opportunity for him to grow his leadership.”