In 2019 Todd Clark joins SFAC as our new Head Coach of South Fayette Aqua Club. He has 30 plus years as a head coach at the collegiate, high school, and USA Swimming club levels. Coach Clark is currently a member of the USA Swimming National Team staff for the second time as he coached his second athlete to a spot on the National Junior Team.
Coach Clark returns to the Pittsburgh area after a successful stint with the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins and Hawken School in Cleveland. The Silver Dolphins rose to USA Swimming Silver Medal status this past season under Coach Clark’s leadership. The team had one Olympic Trial qualifier and multiple scorers at USA Swimming Open Water Nationals, short course Winter Junior Nationals, and long course Junior Nationals this past year. His Hawken high school teams won three team state titles on the girls side, and one state team title and two runners-up finish for the boys team in his three years in Ohio. His swimmers currently hold three state records from their performances at the Ohio high school state meet.
Previously Coach Clark had successful runs locally at both Peters Township and Fox Chapel coaching their club and high school teams. While with the Fox Chapel Killer Whales, his team won the Eastern Zone Sectional Meet and he had his first Olympic Trial qualifier in 2012.
Coach Clark’s career began on the collegiate level where he served as the Assistant Head Coach at Kenyon College in 1988 when both genders won NCAA Division III titles. After one year there, he was appointed Head Coach at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. In thirteen years at Case, Coach Clark produced two NCAA Division III National Champions, 44 All Americans, and his teams were twice recognized as achieving the highest GPAs in collegiate swimming.
While in Allegheny Mountain Swimming, Coach Clark served as AMS Senior Vice Chairman, Head Coach of AMS All-Star Team, Head Coach of the Central Zone Select Camp, and Head Coach of AMS All Star Team Camp at the Olympic Training Center. His accolades include collegiate conference Coach of the Year honors and Ohio High School Coach of the Year. An accomplished competitive swimmer himself, he was a seven time All American at Kenyon and a five time National Champion in United States Masters Swimming.