Davian Clarke joined the UTEP track and field coaching staff on July 19, 2012.
Clarke comes to UTEP from the University of North Carolina where he served as the assistant coach for men's and women's sprints, hurdles and relays. While at North Carolina, Clarke mentored 12 All-Americans, one US World Championships finalist, six individual NCAA qualifiers, three relay NCAA qualifiers, five ACC Champions, two ACC relay titles, two ACC All-Academic recipients and 29 All-ACC performers.
Prior to North Carolina, Clarke was the head coach of the 2010 Jamaican World Indoor Team. He led the team to a gold medal finish in the women's 60m and guided the women's 4x400m relay team, who broke the Jamaican indoor record and took bronze at the World Indoor Championships.
Clarke spent four years coaching for the Pursuit of Dreams Track Club in Austin, Texas.
Clarke worked as an assistant sprints coach and director of operations at Auburn University. During his time with the Tigers, Clarke helped lead the women to their first NCAA Outdoor Championship title in 2006. Prior to serving as an assistant coach for the Tigers, Clarke was a volunteer coach for Auburn and helped produce one World Champion, four World Championship medalist, three NCAA Champions and four SEC Champions.
Clarke graduated in 1998 from the University of Miami with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Organization. As a student-athlete, he compiled six All-American honors, two NCAA titles, one All-Academic team honor, 13 All-Big East honors and nine Big East titles. Clarke set seven school records for the Hurricanes, including the outdoor 400m and 200m dash.
Clarke won a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics in the 4x400m relay. He represented Jamaica in the Olympic Games in 1996, 2000 and 2004. Clarke is a two-time World Champion in the 4x400m relay and a silver medalist in the 400m.
Clarke competed on the professional athletics circuit for 10 years and ended his career with Jamaican records in the indoor and outdoor 4x400m, 300m indoor (32.94) and 400m junior record (45.21). Clarke was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.
Clarke is a USATF level 1 certified coach and a member of the IAAF Athletes Commission.