NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University women's basketball head coach Bart Brooks announced Monday the hire of Christine Clark as an assistant coach on the Bruin staff.
Clark, a native of Tucson, Arizona, spent this past season as a recruiting specialist on the University of Florida women's basketball coaching staff.
That followed one campaign as a graduate assistant at the University of Arizona, where her responsibilities included opponent offensive scouting, analytics, coordination and execution of official and unofficial visits, basketball camp oversight, social media and alumni engagement initiatives, and management of UA male practice players.
A 2014 Harvard University graduate, Clark ranks among the top players in the history of the Crimson program. Clark, a three-time First Team All-Ivy League selection, finished her career No. 4 in Harvard history with 1,711 points. She also stands second all-time in career made free throws (447).
A Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree and finalist for the 2014 Harvard Radcliffe Athlete of the Year award, Clark played two seasons professionally for Lavezzini Parma in Italy. She ranked among league leaders in scoring (16.5 ppg), 3-point field goal percentage (.410) and free throw percentage (.830).
"As an assistant at DePaul, I recruited Christine throughout her junior and senior years of high school," Brooks said. "During the recruiting process we built a strong relationship, and although she chose to attend Harvard, I followed her career closely and was always impressed by her toughness, competitiveness and intelligence. When she finished playing professionally in Italy, she decided to pursue a career in coaching and I think she has the talent to make a major impact in this profession. I'm excited for Christine to bring her ingenuity, work ethic and leadership to our program. Christine lives and coaches with the highest level of integrity, and she will be a great role model for the young women in our basketball program."
Clark ran her own basketball skills academy in the Tucson area for four years and is a graduate of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) So You Want to be a Coach program.
Clark joins Jamey Givens and Amy Malo on Brooks' coaching staff.
Belmont women's basketball went 31-4 in 2017-18, earning national Top 25 poll rankings from the Associated Press and the USA Today Coaches Poll - marking the first time in Belmont's NCAA Division I era that any program earned a national ranking. The Bruins have earned three consecutive NCAA Tournament automatic bids and have won 46 consecutive Ohio Valley Conference games.