Football


    Austin Clark
    Austin  Clark

    Position:
    Defensive Assistant

    Clark is in his first season as a graduate assistant at USC. He is working with the defensive line.

    He was a recruiting assistant with California’s football program in 2015.

    Clark, 25, spent 6 years (2009-14) as a defensive tackle at California, enduring an injury-plagued career. As a 2014 sixth-year senior starter, he had 22 tackles and made All-Pac-12 honorable mention while also winning Cal’s Joe Roth Award (awarded to the player who best exemplifies courage, sportsmanship and attitude). He missed 2014 spring practice because of an injury.

    He redshirted as a first-year freshman at Cal in 2009, played in 3 games as a redshirt freshman in 2010 and in 12 games off the bench as a 2011 sophomore. He was injured for most of his 2012 junior season, seeing action in only 2 games as a reserve, then he did not play in 2013 after he was granted a medical redshirt due to injury. Current USC defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast held a similar role at Cal during Clark’s 2010 through 2012 seasons.

    He received his bachelor’s degree in American studies from California in 2014. He is working on a master’s degree in communication management from USC.

    He prepped at Plant High in Tampa (Fla.), where he helped his team to the 2008 state championship as a senior. He made 219 tackles as a junior and senior.

    He was born on Aug. 3, 1990. He is single. His sister, Adrienne, is an assistant softball coach at Connecticut after previously serving as an assistant at Delaware, Columbia and her alma mater Hofstra, where she starred as a pitcher (she once went 31.0 consecutive innings in the NCAA tourney without allowing a run, second most in NCAA history).

    CLARK SNAPSHOT

    BIRTHDAY: Aug. 3, 1990
    FAMILY: Single
    HIGH SCHOOL: Plant HS, Tampa, Fla.
    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree, American studies, California, 2014
    PLAYING EXPERIENCE: California, defensive tackle, 2010-12, 2014
    COACHING EXPERIENCE: 1 year

    YEAR TEAM POSITION BOWL
    2015 California Recruiting Assistant --