By Rod Williamson
2013-14- Holly Clark begins her fourth year as an assistant coach with the Vanderbilt women's golf team after spending two seasons as the head coach at Carson Newman College.
Clark assists head coach Greg Allen with all facets of the program, including individual workouts and practices, recruiting, and on-the-course coaching.
Prior to her arrival at Vanderbilt, Clark began the Carson Newman golf program in January of 2008 as the team's first head coach, and helped lead the Lady Eagles to their first NCAA Regional appearance in 2010 and the South Atlantic Conference Championship in their first year of existence in 2009. Clark had an individual compete in the NCAA Regional in the program's first year in 2009, and coached a NGCA All-American and an Academic All-American in 2009-10.
"I'm really excited to have Holly join our program and become part of the family," said Vanderbilt head coach Greg Allen. "She has an impressive background in a very short time as a coach. Starting a college golf program shows me that she knows what it takes to work hard and get things done. She has a wonderful personality filled with southern charm that the Vanderbilt community will fall in love with."
Before her arrival at Carson Newman, Clark was a four-year standout player at the University of Tennessee, where she helped lead the Volunteers to the 2006 NCAA East Regional title. The Morristown, Tenn., native turned in one of her top individual finishes at the Southeastern Conference Championships that same year, when she placed 12th. Clark also finished eighth at the Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate Championships in 2004.
Off the course at Tennessee, she was named to the All-SEC Good Works team and earned Academic All-SEC honors. She also earned National Golf Coaches Association Academic All-America honors as a senior.
Originally from Morristown, Tenn., Clark was a standout at nearby Morristown West High School, where she led the Lady Trojans to a state title in 2003 and captured state medalist honors. She was named East Tennessee High School Player of the Year as a senior.
Holly and her husband Chris reside in Brentwood, Tenn., with their newborn daughter, Harper Kenley, who was born on April 17, 2013.
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