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Clark Relieved Of Coaching Duties

March 26, 2004

Coral Gables, Fla. ( – University of Miami Athletic Director Paul Dee announced today that Perry Clark has been released from the position of head men’s basketball coach.

“Decisions like these are always difficult,” said Dee of his decision to release Clark. “But after careful deliberation I have decided that it is in the best interest of the men’s basketball program to make a change. I would like to thank Perry for his hard work and dedication over the last four seasons, and wish him the best with his future endeavors.”

Clark, 52, compiled a 65-54 (.546) record in his four seasons at Miami including a school-record 24 wins and an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2001-02. Last season the Hurricanes recorded a 14-16 record, its second straight losing season, and failed to qualify for the BIG EAST Tournament.

Clark came to UM in July 2000 after spending 11 seasons Tulane. As head coach of the of the Green Wave Clark compiled a 185-145 (.561) record including six 20-win seasons, seven post season appearances (3 NCAA, 4 NIT) and the 1992 Metro Conference Championship.