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Charles B. Clark

Hall of Fame


Inducted 1988


Washington College

The 1951 Lacrosse Guide states,"...If there's any single one deserving standout to be cited for more (Maryland Lacrosse) acclaim than the rest, it is Dr. Charles Clark..." As a sixty minute face-off midfielder from 1930-34 at Washington College, Clark received All-Maryland honors in 1933 and 1934. He played on the UNC Club team from 1938-40, receiving All-Dixie honors in 1940. 

In 1947, Clark reactivated lacrosse at Washington College without financial support. As chairman and professor of history, he volunteered to be head coach, trainer and manager from 1948-56, compiling a 75-22 collegiate record. In 1954, his team won the co-championship in the Laurie Cox division. He was also head coach for the South in the 1953 North/South Collegiate All-Star game. Absent from coaching for 22 years, Clark became head coach at Salisbury State from 1978-82, compiling a 45-19 record and reaching the Division III semifinals three times. 

Clark served as president, USILA (1955-57); member of the USILA executive board (1954-58 and 1980-82); chairman of the All-American Selection Committee(1958-60); and member of the NCAA Lacrosse Committee ( 1982-84). In 1981, he joined the USLCA's Century Club. Clark was inducted into Washington College's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982, and also received the USILA's outstanding service award and the Hero's Gelston Award for contribution to lacrosse. 

Charley Clark passed away on December 11, 2003. In 2004, Salisbury University and Washington College created the Charles B. Clark Cup, awarded annually to the winner of the regular season men's lacrosse game between the two Eastern Shore rivals.