Alan Clark has been named head women’s basketball coach for Barton Community College.
For the 2015-16 season he entered his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Lady Cougar basketball team. A Barton alumnus, Clark joined the coaching staff after leading the Otis-Bison High School boys team for three seasons.
While at Otis-Bison, Clark led the team to two state tournaments, finishing as the state runner-up his last season after finishing third in 2011. The runner-up finish was the highest ever finish for Otis-Bison basketball.
Coaching at various levels of basketball, Clark has coached teams throughout the central Kansas region. From AAU basketball to crossing lines to AAU baseball where Clark helped develop nine of his 11 players into college scholarships as well as one Major League draftee. Clark brings years of experience and experiences to Lady Cougar basketball.
A 1978 Barton graduate, Clark played as a point guard for the Cougar basketball team, leading the Cougars to their first ever Jayhawk West Conference title and Region 6 runner-up finish and a 27-3 overall mark in the 76-77 season. Clark held the Barton assist record for thirteen years and can still be found in the top three in both assists per game and free throw percentage 35 years later.
After graduating from Barton he went on to Midland College in Fremont, Neb., and helped them in an amazing turnaround from a dismal two-win season the year before his arrival to a post season playoff team in his first year there. After college he became a well-known local businessman. As a well- respected basketball official he worked numerous high school State Championship and college Region 6 and National tournament games. Clark has also enjoyed seeing his two of his sons attend Barton as they played on both the basketball and baseball teams.
— Source: www.bartonsports.com