Bill Clark named head football coach

bill clark sizedUAB has named Bill Clark as the Blazers' new head football coach, replacing Garrick McGee. Clark guided the Jacksonville State Gamecocks to a record-setting 11-4 2013 season in his first year as head coach.

Clark has more than 20 years of experience, including serving as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at South Alabama. He also was one of the most successful Alabama high school coaches as head coach at Prattville High School.

“We had a tremendous amount of interest in our head football coach position, but when we looked at all of the outstanding candidates and after meeting with a number of them, we all felt that Bill Clark is absolutely the best fit for our program,”said  Director of Athletics Brian Mackin. “Coach Clark has a proven track record with success at both the collegiate and high school levels, and we feel he brings the experience to help us continue to grow our football program."

“We are excited and ready to go,” Clark said of the opportunity at UAB. “There is tons of work to do and we’re ready to take that on. This is not about me, it’s about the team and coming together to work hard to be successful. The kids will embrace the guys (coaches) we are bringing over. We are coming here as a destination to make this program great.”

More information about the announcement is online.