Big Crowd Turns Out for Hope Clark Press Conference

Big Crowd Turns Out for Hope Clark Press Conference

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – When Hope Clark took the stage for her first official welcome as the third head coach of Georgia College & State University women’s soccer Tuesday in the Centennial Center second floor classrooms, she was greeted by a packed room of faculty, staff, students and community members in the local area.

University President Dr. Dorothy Leland spoke of the busy and exciting summer Georgia College Athletics has had, pointing out the hire of Maurice Smith as women’s basketball head coach, and the back-to-back Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Commissioner’s Cup Championships, and the upcoming hire of a softball head coach, to be announced Thursday.

Athletic Director Wendell Staton spoke of coach Clark’s competitiveness, character and community involvement over her coaching career, trumpeting her success both on and off the field.

Coach Clark spoke of building a family instead of a team, and her excitement at the turnout for Tuesday’s event.

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