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Mike Clark biography

Date of birth : 1954-08-22
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Wichita, Kansas, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-15
Credited as : Strength and conditioning coach for the Kansas Chiefs, Super Bowl,

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Mike Clark born August 22, 1954 in Wichita, Kansas is the strength and conditioning coach for the Kansas City Chiefs. Clark was the strength and conditioning coach for the Seattle Seahawks from 2004 to 2009, and he was a part of Mike Holmgren’s staff that helped guide the Seahawks to a Super Bowl XL appearance. Previously, he had served as the strength trainer with college football's Texas A&M Aggies for 14 seasons.

Mike Clark enters his first season as Kansas City’s strength and conditioning coach after serving in the same capacity for six seasons with Seattle (2004-09). During his tenure in Seattle, Clark was a member of the Seahawks team that advanced to Super Bowl XL under Head Coach Mike Holmgren. Clark played high school football at Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Missouri and played center at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas.

Clark joined the NFL ranks after a successful 25-year career as a collegiate coach. He was inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003. He was named the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly in 2005. In addition, he was named the Strength Coach of the Year in ’93 and 2000 by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

As Kansas City’s strength and conditioning coach, Clark is responsible for overseeing the Chiefs year-round conditioning efforts. Clark supervises Head Coach Todd Haley’s stringent training regimen. Clark aims to build on those gains through a program designed to keep the Chiefs in top physical condition over the entire NFL campaign.

Prior to joining the Seahawks in 2004, Clark served as the strength and conditioning coach for 14 campaigns at Texas A&M (’90-03). In 2000, he added the duties of assistant athletic director to his job description. During his time with the Aggies, Clark served as president of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association in 2000.

The Wichita, Kansas native served as the strength and conditioning coach at Southern California (’88-89), Oregon (’83-87), Kansas (’82) and Wyoming (’81). Clark was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Topeka (KS) High School. He originally entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant with Kansas (’77-78).

Education: Ottawa University (B.S. ’77). Born: Wichita, Kansas. Family: Wife - Kris; Children - Matthew, J.J. and Alicia.

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