Cal rugby head coach Jack Clark receives contract extension through 2021

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Jack Clark has signed a contract extension to remain head coach of the Cal rugby team through 2021.

Athletics director Mike Williams announced the contract decision Thursday afternoon. Clark is a U.S Rugby Hall of Fame member and was head coach of the U.S National Team from 1993-1999. He is in the midst of his 33rd season at the helm of the Bears, who are undefeated so far this year.

Clark is just the sixth head coach in the history of the Cal rugby program, and he is a member of Cal’s Ten Most Influential Sports Figures of the 20th Century list.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue my work at the University of California,” Clark said in a statement to Cal Athletics. “I deeply value the mission of the University and feel fortunate to have been allowed to contribute all these years.”

Fellow former U.S National Team head coach Tom Billups, who was previously in charge of the strength and conditioning program for the Bears, was named associate head coach in the same Thursday announcement.

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