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The Clark family dynasty has made positive indelible contributions to the world in a myriad of ways. Led by the patriarch Dr. Joe L. Clark who rose to fame due to his controversial approach to education reform and his children who have leveraged their careers as world class athletes and Olympians to represent their country and legacy with pride. The Clark family’s collective overarching goal to serve others through a variety of community service and philanthropic efforts. Today they continue to empower others through their passionate journey to success. 

JJ Clark
22-Time Coach of the Year and UConn Head Track Coach
  • 22 time Coach of the Year, a member of the 2008 Olympic team coaching staff

  • Husband to Jearl Miles-Clark, Brother to Joetta and Hazel Clark, Son of Dr. Joe Clark.

  • Accolades:

    • Chanelle Price the first American world champion in the 800 meters

    • Sarah Bowman Brown NCAA champion and NCAA meet record holder

    • Phoebe Wright NCAA champion 800 meters 1:58.22

    • Nicole Cook indoor collegiate record holder 800 meters

    • Treniere Moser 3X 1500m US national champion 

    • Becki Wells Staley SEC cross country champion, NCAA champion 1500 meters, winner of the Commissioners Cup 

    • Jackie Areson indoor and outdoor NCAA champion 5,000 meters 

    • Mark Everett two- time world championship medalist, 1:43.20 

Joetta Clark Diggs
4-Time Olympian and founder of JCD Sports Foundation
  • 4-Time Olympian

  • Staggering 28 year career longevity on an elite level

  • Inductee of the:

    • New Jersey Hall of Fame

    • USA Track & Field Hall of Fame

    • University of Tennessee Fame

  • Author of Joetta’s P Principles to Success

  • Executive Director of the Joetta Clark Diggs Sports Foundation, an innovative sports and educational based community program which touches the lives of countless students New Jersey and across the region

  • Wife to Ronald, Sister to JJ and Hazel Clark, Daughter of Dr. Joe Clark

  • To date Joetta has presented more than 60 scholarships and $75k through her Joetta’s Geniuses programs

  • Partneres with schools to present her Head 2 Toe Fitness® Eliminate Excuses™ curriculum

Jearl Miles-Clark
5-Time Olympian and American Record Holder
  • 5-time Olympian

  • American 800 meter Record Holder

  • 3-time Olympic medalist (2 Gold, 1 Silver)

  • Wife of Coach JJ Clark

  • Inducted into the Alabama A&M and USA National Track and Field Halls of Fame

  • Currently a volunteer coach at the University of Connecticut and President of J&J Ventures LLC. 

Hazel Clark
3-Time Olympian and holder of  7 National Titles
  • 3-time Olympian

  • Holds 7 US National titles

  • Set a NCAA Meet Record

  • 4 NCAA Titles

  • Only woman to be undefeated in SEC Competition

  • Featured in 5 global Nike advertisements

  • Sister to JJ Clark and and Joetta Clark

  • Daughter of Dr. Joe Clark

  • Currently a sports commentator, the Executive director of The Georgia Track Club, motivational speaker, US embassy appointed sports envoy and global sports, and education consultant for countries including Bermuda, Colombia and Fiji. 

Joe Clark
Famed Educator and Motivational Speaker
  • Famed educator and motivational speaker

  • Author of “Laying Down The Law”

  • Portrayed by Morgan Freeman in the hit movie “Lean On Me”

  • Graced the cover of countless publications including Time Magazine

  •  Appeared on numerous TV programs including:

    • Donahue

    • Nightline

    • 60 Minutes

    • Arsenio Hall

    • A Current Affair

  • Addressed the US Senate on the state of education on two occasions

  • Received praise from US President Ronald Reagan for his drastic methods to restore order to the educational system

  • Father of Joetta, JJ, and Hazel Clark

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