Wayne Clark (2014)

About Wayne Clark

There is a reason the Ohio Track & Field Clinic is the largest and best clinic in the nation and it is Wayne Clark. For over 20 years, Wayne has been an army of one building the OATCCC Clinic into what it is today while also serving on the USTFCCCA Executive Board for four years, serving on the OATCCC Executive Board since 1979, and writing for Techniques magazine. Representing MF Athletics at clinics across the nation, Wayne’s reputation as a clinician in the areas of hurdles and relays has taken him to 19 different states where he has spoken to over 10,000 coaches. In seven other states, nearly 3,000 athletes have benefitted from Wayne’s sponsorship or organization of track and cross country camps. Had Wayne never undertaken any of these ventures, however, he would still be the ideal candidate for the OATCCC Hall of Fame. A 30 year coach, his last 23 at Zanesville High School, Wayne enjoyed an enviable record of success. Under his guidance, Zanesville won 22 League and District titles in track and a n- other 16 League and District titles in cross country. His teams also went on to win Regional Runner -up and Regional Championship trophies. Seven individual State Champion victories came out of Zanesville under his tenure including two -time shot put champion, Erika Goines, two-time State Champion in the 110HH, Jon Thomas who also went on to win another title in the 300IH and two-time State Champion Ira Wentworth in the 3200M following on his cross country State Runner-up title. Wayne’s service to the coaches and athletes of Ohio cannot be overstated. As a past President of the Eastern District and past Vice-President and President of the OATCCC, Wayne has been recognized as an inductee into the Muskingam County Veterans Hall of Fame and most recently was inducted into the Zanesville City Schools Hall of Fame. Whether as a decorated Army veteran of the Vietnam War, or as a 1996 official at the Atlanta Olympiad, Wayne Clark continues to represent Ohio on a national level that makes all of us who know him, proud to call him friend.

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