Graham Clark retired after 25 years as head coach at Dobyns last March and spent the last year away from football.
It only took a year off for Clark to get back into football and he has been named the new Offensive Coordinator at Emory and Henry College, a Division III college located in Emory, Virginia.
Besides being the offensive coordinator, Clark will also be the quarterback coach for the Wasps program who are coming off a 4-5 season in 2018.
“Happy to be going back to Emory and Henry, Hope I can do a better job coaching than I did playing,” Clark said.
After graduating from Dobyns Bennett, Clark played offensive guard and linebacker at Emory and Henry from 1973 to 1977.
In his 25 years as head coach at his alma mater Dobyns Bennett, Clark transformed the Indian program and the numbers are staggering, as Dobyns Bennett have made the playoffs all 25 seasons under him as he has a 252-71 record in Kingsport.
His overall coaching record is 271-74 as he was the head coach two seasons in Virginia at Chilhowie high school (VA) in 1980 and 1981 where he was 19-3 before he came back to Dobyns Bennett as an assistant in 1982.
“We are fortunate to get someone of his character with his accomplishments,” Emory & Henry head football coach Curt Newsome said. “He brings a lot of experience to the table, and he’s an alum, and that means so much to me our football program.”
Since taking over at DB as head coach in 1993, Clark led the Indians to nine undefeated regular seasons (1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012), three trips to the semifinal round (1998, 2000 and 2002) and seven trips to the Quarterfinal round (1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2012).
For his successful tenure at Dobyns Bennett, Clark was elected to the Tennessee Football Coaches Association (TnFCA) Hall of Fame in 2016 and he is currently the President Emeritus of the TNFCA after serving as the President on two separate occasions from 1999-2005 and again in 2013-14.
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