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Dan Clark
Dan Clark

Position:
Offensive Graduate Assistant Coach

Experience:
Third year at Iowa

Alma Mater, Year:
Simpson College, 1995

Dan Clark is in his third year as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Iowa. He assists with the Iowa offense.

Over the past two seasons Iowa has increased its streak of being bowl eligible to eight straight seasons. The Hawkeyes concluded the 2008 campaign with a 9-4 overall record, including a 31-10 victory over South Carolina in the 2009 Outback Bowl.

The Iowa offense a year ago featured running back Shonn Greene, who established a new Iowa single-season rushing record with 1,850 yards. Greene earned consensus all-American honors and earned the Doak Walker Award as the best running back in the nation.

Iowa, a year ago, ranked second in the Big Ten Conference in scoring offense (30.3) and first downs per game, third in time of possession and fourth in both rushing offense and pass efficiency.

Clark joined the Iowa staff after most recently serving as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Iowa Central Community College for seven seasons (2000-06). During that time Clark helped Iowa Central compile a 56-20 overall record while advancing to a junior college bowl game in six of the seven seasons. The Iowa Central football program ranks as one of the most successful community college programs in the Midwest.

Clark served as an assistant coach at Simpson College for five seasons (1996-00) after serving as a student assistant coach there in 1995. Clark helped lead Simpson to Iowa Conference titles in 1996 and 1997. Simpson posted a 10-1 record in 1996 and a 12-1 mark in 1997, advancing to the NCAA Division III semi-finals in 1997.

Clark was a four-year member of the Simpson College football team as an undergraduate (1991-94) and was the starting quarterback there in his final three seasons. He also played baseball at Simpson for four seasons.

Clark attended Twin Rivers HS (Bode, IA) as a prep, earning all-state honors while leading his team to the state playoffs in his final three seasons.

His brother Derrik played football at Iowa State University and his brother Dallas was an all-American tight end for the Hawkeyes who now plays for the Indianapolis Colts.

Dan is a member of the American Football Coaches Association and the Iowa High School Football Association.

Clark earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Simpson College in 1995 and is pursuing a master's degree in Sports Management.

Dan was born Nov. 17, 1972 in Sioux Falls, SD. He and his wife, Kristin, have three children, Drew, Paetyn and Jace.

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