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Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Former Tulane and Miami coach Clark to TAMUCC

Associated Press

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas -- Former Tulane and Miami coach Perry Clark on Tuesday was named the new coach at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, which is coming off its first NCAA Tournament appearance.

Clark has been out of coaching for three years, working as a TV analyst. He replaces Ronnie Arrow, who helped start the Islanders program in 1999. A&M-Corpus Christi, which finished 26-8 last season, led second-seeded Wisconsin 25-7 in the first round of the tournament before losing 76-63.

Clark was fired at Miami after the 2004 season with three years left on his contract. He went 65-54 in four seasons, but 25-33 in the last two. The Hurricanes made the NIT in 2001, then went 24-8 the following year but lost as a No. 5 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Tulane went to the tournament three times under Clark, who was 185-145 with six 20-win seasons there. His first team was 15-13 after the Green Wave went 4-24 the previous year.

"Perry Clark is a proven winner, on and off the basketball floor, and we are fortunate at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to have a man of his knowledge, experience and integrity leading our basketball program," said A&M-Corpus Christi athletic director Brian Teter.

Clark was an assistant at Penn State and Georgia Tech before taking the Tulane job.