Steve Clark
Steve Clark
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 302-736-2557
Email: Steven.Clark@wesley.edu
Year: 29th
Previous College: Manchester (England) '82, Frostburg St. M'90
Major: Management Science

Steve Clark enters his 29th year as the head coach of the Wesley men’s soccer program in 2018-19 after taking over the program in 1990.

Honors / Accomplishments as head coach

  • 261 wins, 25th among active coaches in Division III
  • G.R. Cannon played for D.C. United of Major League Soccer
  • 10 Conference Tournament appearances (five PAC, five CAC)
  • Eight ECAC Championship Tournament appearances
  • 2004 ECAC Champions
  • Two-time conference runners-up
  • 68 All-Conference selections
  • 10 All-Region selections
    • Marshall Downes, 1994
    • Lou Shannon, 1998
    • Chris Wright, 2001
    • G.R. Cannon, 2002
    • Derek Roberts-Dukes, 2003, 2004
    • Andrew Tescione, 2005
    • Edward Hunt, 2006
    • Craig Taswell, 2008
    • Nick Talarico, 2008
  • One PAC Player of the Year
    • Derek Roberts-Dukes, 2004
  • Three Conference Rookies of the Year
    • Trevor Zimmer, 2002
    • Will Mileski, 2013
    • Adrian Coverdale, 2015
  • Two Conference Coach of the Year awards (1990, 2008)
  • Three college head coaches
  • Set the school record for wins (14 – 2004, 2006)
  • 20 of 28 teams finish with a record above .500
  • 57 Academic All-CAC honorees

Notable Games as head coach

  • Sept. 11, 1990: First win as head coach with a 3-1 win over Division I Univ. of Md. – Eastern Shore
  • Sept. 1993:  2-1 win over Division I University of Delaware Blue Hens
  • Oct. 28, 1993: 2-0 win over No. 13 ranked Stockton
  • Nov. 14, 2004: 3-1 win over Swarthmore in the ECAC Championship
  • Nov. 5, 2008: Penalty shootout win in the CAC semifinals over No. 2 York
  • Oct. 17, 2015: 2-0 shutout win over No. 13 ranked Christopher Newport

Career Summary

The longest tenured head coach in Wesley soccer history, Clark has been one of the best coaches in Division III and has transformed Wesley men’s soccer into a program full of success and tradition. His teams’ have taken several tours of Europe, including attending English Premier League matches and assisted the United Soccer Coaches Academy at their annual convention. He has taken pride into graduating student-athletes and turning players into leaders on-and-off the field.

Clark also served as Wesley’s Director of Athletics in the mid to late 1990’s. Clark started the women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse and cross country teams at Wesley. As Athletic Director, Wesley earned the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference President’s Cup (All-Sports Trophy) in 1998-99 as four teams won conference championships. He has been a member of the faculty and as the Director of International Programs for the College and helped several partnerships with overseas institutions and with ISEP, one of Wesley’s current study abroad programs.

Personal

The native of London, England, Clark holds an English Football Association Coaching License. He graduated from Manchester University, England in 1982 with an honors degree in Management Science. He received his Master's in Education in 1990 from Frostburg State University, Md., where he also served as an assistant soccer coach.

Clark lives with his wife Lisa and two beautiful daughters Gabrielle and Devon in Grasonville, Md.

Year

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Notes

1990 9-9-1 .500 --    
1991 13-4-1 .750 --    
1992 12-5-1 .694 --    
1993 12-6-1 .658 --   ECAC Tournament
1994 10-7-2 .579 --   ECAC Tournament
1995 9-9 .500 --    
1996 8-11 .421 --    
1997 10-9-1 .525 --    
1998* 10-8-1 .553 5-3 .625  
1999 9-9 .500 5-3 .625 PAC Tournament
2000 7-9-1 .441 5-3 .625  
2001 9-7-1 .559 4-4 .500  
2002 12-7 .632 4-4 .500  
2003 12-5-4 .667 5-1-2 .750 PAC Tournament; ECAC Tournament
2004 14-7-2 .652 6-2 .750 PAC Runner Up; ECAC Southern Champions
2005 11-9 .550 7-2 .778 PAC Tournament
2006 14-5-2 .714 6-2-1 .722 PAC Semifinals; ECAC Tournament
2007^ 7-11-1 .395 5-3 .625 CAC Semifinals
2008 11-8-3 .568 4-3-1 .562 CAC Runner Up; ECAC Tournament; CAC Coach of the Year
2009 12-10 .545 4-4 .500 CAC Tournament; ECAC South Runner Up
2010 6-11-1 .361 2-6 .250  
2011 8-7-5 .525 2-2-4 .500 CAC Tournament; ECAC Quarterfinals
2012 5-11-2 .333 1-5 .167  
2013 8-10-2 .450 3-5 .375  
2014 8-8-1 .500 3-6 .333  
2015 9-9-1 .500 6-3 .667 CAC Tournament
2016 3-11-2 .250 1-8 .111  
2017 3-15 .167 1-8 .111  
TOTAL 261-237-36 .522 79-77-8 .506  

 *First year in Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) play
^First year in Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) play