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Friday, January 22, 2010

Speaking of high school coaches: Milestone alert from Seacoastonline.com:

Rick Clark first started coaching the York High School girls basketball team in 1977.

Clark has led the Wildcats to two Class B state championships (1992, 1994) in 33 years, while guiding the Wildcats to additional state championship appearances in 1986 and 2009.

He was elected to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame last year, and was also named the Maine Coach of the Year and the Russell Athletic/WBCA New England Coach of the Year last after last season's 21-1 season which ended with a 54-42 loss to Waterville in the Class B state championship game at the Cumberland County Civic Center.

When Clark walks into Butler Gymnasium for tonight's Western Maine Class B clash against rival Wells, he will do so with 399 career wins, leaving him one win shy of becoming the 12th coach in Maine high school basketball history to win at least 400 games.