This is my 28th year as head Cross Country / Track & Field Coach. Throughout the
years, the program has grown and has had 2 state championships, 5 state runners-up,
multiple individual state champions, one individual national champion, 3 All-Americans,
and over 70 who have gone on to run at the next level. I'm proud to be with a program that
focuses on individual growth, both athletically and personally. After starting my teaching
career at Hewitt-Trussville Middle School with PE, I then taught Sciences at the middle
school, the junior high, and the high school. Currently, I work with students who working
on credit recovery. When not coaching or teaching, I enjoy traveling and spending time
with my granddaughter and family. I have been married to Anita 37 years. We have two
daughters (Catie and Amanda), a son-in-law (Andrew), and a granddaughter (Anderson).
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The Trussville City Schools Board of Education is pleased to announce Herbert Clark, a
respected teacher and coach, as the new Head Girls Track Coach for Hewitt-Trussville
High School. Mr. Clark will teach math at HTHS and also coach Girls Indoor and Outdoor
Track and Field. TCS welcomes Mr. Clark to the team!
Clark comes to Trussville City Schools from G.W. Carver High School where he taught
Math and served as Head Track Coach. He holds a Bachelors in Mathematics from
Alabama State, a Masters in Secondary Mathematics, and a Masters in Educational
Leadership from UAB. He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Auburn University.
At Carver High School, Coach Clark was a part of the teaching teams for the Academies
of Engineering and Health Sciences. Clark has 13 years of coaching experience. He
coached for seven years in Middle School (Wilkerson Middle, Whatley K-8, and Hayes
K-8) and six years in High School (Woodlawn and G.W. Carver). He has coached one
middle school championship team and two high school championship teams. His squads
have won numerous City Invitational and Relay Championships. Throughout the years,
many of his athletes have signed college scholarships.
From Mr. Clark, "I am excited about the opportunity that the administration and the
Hewitt-Trussville family have given me. I look forward to assisting Coach Dobbs in the
continuance of building a championship tradition academically and athletically."
Trussville City Schools Athletics Director Lance Walker stated, "As with all of our sports,
we look to surround our students with the best people we can that will support them in
every facet. Coach Clark has a reputation for developing champions both on and off the
track. We are excited to welcome him and his family to Trussville. Hewitt-Trussville Track
and Field has a proud history and I know Coach Clark will have a positive impact on our
From Hewitt-Trussville Head Boys Track and Field Coach David Dobbs, 'We are fortunate
to get a person of Coach Clark's caliber here at Hewitt-Trussville. He is highly respected
in the Birmingham and State track community. He has produced many all-state athletes
as well as many medal winners. I am confident that he will coach many of our athletes to
the elite level also."
Clark and his wife Natalie have been married for six years and they have three sons:
Herbert III, Nathan Scott, and Carter James.
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