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Herman Clark
Born c. 1903
Died June 30, 1976(1976-06-30) (aged Error: Need valid year, month, day) (aged 76)
Forth Worth, Texas

Herman Clark (c. 1903 – May 23, 1959) was an American football and baseball player and coach, and athletics administrator. He played college football at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas as a quarterback from 1923 to 1926 and college baseball for TCU from 1924 to 1927. Clark served as the head football coach at Daniel Baker College in Brownwood, Texas for one season, in 1928, compiling a record of 5–3–2 and leading his team to the Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association (TIAA) title. He was also the head baseball coach at Daniel Baker in the spring of 1929.[1] Clark was the athletic director for the Fort Worth Independent School District for 23 years until his retirement in 1968.

A native of Fort Worth, Clark attended North Side High School.[2] After graduating from TCU in 1927, he became a teacher and football coach at Belton High School in Belton, Texas.[3] Following his one year at Daniel Baker, Clark moved on to Centre College in Danville, Kentucky to served as an assistant football coach in charge of the backfield under head football coach Ed Kubale, who had been an assistant at TCU during Clark's playing days. In 1932, Clark return to Fort Worth to become head footbal coach at his alma mater, North Side High School.[4] He coached North Side for 10 seasons until he resigned in 1942 to enter the United States Navy.[5] As a lieutenant, Clark was assigned to the Navy Pre-Flight Training School in Athens, Georgia and was the backfield coach for the 1942 Georgia Pre-Flight Skycrackers football team. He was transferred in early 1943 to the naval aviation cadet selection board in Dallas.[6]

Herman Clark Stadium, built in 1970, in Forth Worth, is named for him. Clark died on June 30, 1979, after collapsing at his home in Fort Worth while doing yardwork.[7]

Head coaching record

College football

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Daniel Baker Hillbillies (Texas Intercollegiate Athletic Association) (1928)
1928 Daniel Baker 5–3–2 4–0 1st
Daniel Baker: 5–3–2 4–0
Total: 5–3–2
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates Bowl Coalition, Bowl Alliance, BCS, or CFP / New Years' Six bowl.

References

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