Creighton announced the hiring of Jamie Clark as head coach of the Bluejay men’s soccer program. Clark comes to Creighton after serving as the head coach at Harvard for the past two seasons, leading the Crimson to the NCAA Tournament in each of his first two seasons as a collegiate head coach. He becomes the sixth head men’s soccer coach in school history and just the third since the program was restarted in 1990.
At Harvard, Clark was 26-10-1 (.716) overall record, a 10-3-1 (.750) record in the Ivy League. In 2009 he was named the NSCAA Northeast Region Coach of the Year, guiding Harvard to a 14-4-1 overall record and the Ivy League championship with a 5-1-1 league mark. The Crimson earned the 10th-seed in the NCAA Tournament in 2009 and advanced to the third round for the first time since 1987.
Prior to his two-year stint at Harvard, he was an assistant coach at Notre Dame for two seasons, working under his father, head coach Bobby Clark. Before his time at Notre Dame, Clark was an assistant coach at New Mexico for four seasons (2002-05).
The 33 year old Clark replaces Bob Warming who left last month to coach Penn State. CU has appeared in 17 consecutive NCAA Tournaments from 1992 through 2008, before finishing the 2009 season with a 7-4-5 record to miss its 18th straight bid. The 2010 Bluejays return first-team all-region forward and 2009 leading scorer Ethan Finlay as well as 2009 MVC Freshman of the Year Dion Acoff.