Boys Varsity Track, Girls Varsity Track · Demetrius Clark Named Head Track and Field Coach


Demetrius Clark, a 2000 graduate of Merrillville High School, is no stranger to track and field. He was part of a three-time sectional championship team. He was a sprinter, a part of the 4×1 relay team, and a two-time state qualifier in long jump. After high school, Demetrius spent 8 years in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and completed two deployments in the Middle East. He also worked hard to become a personal trainer, with a National Academy of Sports Medicine certification. Demetrius has been coaching for four years. As Coach Clark, he led Hanover Middle School to two GSSC championships, two Kankakee Valley invitational titles, and a placing of 15th in the Indiana Middle School State Track Meet. Coach Clark also helped his athletes to break school records in the 4×100 relay, the 200-meter race, and in the 110 hurdles. Following his three years at Hanover, Coach Clark became a sprints coach at Plainfield South High School in Plainfield, Illinois. While at Plainfield, he helped his athletes to make huge gains in their performance, while his athletes became all-conference athletes in both the 400-meter race and the 4×4 relay. The 400-meter runner he coached was also a state qualifier. Coach Clark is always trying to improve his coaching skills through conferences, RPR training, and learning from the Olympic Legend, Carl Lewis, using his The Perfect Method program. Coach Clark is thankful for the opportunity to coach at Andrean High School and is excited about the future of the program.