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Davian Clarke
 Davian Clarke

Position:
Assistant Coach

Experience:
Third Year

Alma Mater:
University of Miami (1998)

Davian Clarke joined the UTEP track and field coaching staff on July 19, 2012.

Working as an assistant coach in hurdles, sprints and relays, Clarke guided the women's 4x100m relay to the 2014 NCAA Outdoor Championships for the first time since 2008. He also directed the women's 4x400m relay to three crowns in the 2014 season, including two Conference USA titles.

Mentoring Aiyanna Stiverne, Clarke coached the freshman to a personal best of 24.25 in the 200m, garnering her a bid to the 2014 NCAA West Preliminary Round.

On the men's side, Clarke assisted the men's team to its first Conference USA indoor crown since 2006. He guided the men's 4x400m relay to a silver finish helping UTEP claim the 2014 Conference USA title with 123 points, a 45.5-point advantage over second place, LA Tech.

Clarke also led transfer Roberto Camacho to his first appearance at the NCAA West Preliminary Round and the No. 33 spot in the NCAA West Region with a mark of 51.37 in the 400m hurdles, recorded at the Don Kirby Tailwind.

Clarke came 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, which 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's team to its 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.

He, his wife and their son Nathaniel reside in El Paso.