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James"Bo" Clark: Faculty and Staff

Student Testimonial: Emily Youngman

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Mr. James"Bo" Clark
Head Men's Basketball Coach
904-819-6251

Department:

Athletics

More Information:

Bo Clark enters his 28th year at the head of the Flagler College men’s basketball program. He has amassed a record of 452-310 and led the Saints to three straight trips to the NAIA Division II National Tournament (2003-05).

Clark’s teams have posted 20 or more wins 10 times including five years in a row, from 2000-01 to 2004-05. The Saints finished with a 23-8 overall record in 2004-05 and advanced to the NAIA Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year.

He was named the Florida Sun Conference Coach of the Year two years in a row (2003-04 and 2004-05) and the three times overall. Clark was selected as the Independent College Athletic Association's Coach of the Year after leading Flagler to a 20-7 record in 2007-08.

In the 2003-04 season, Clark coached the Saints to the most wins (26) in the history of the program and the team went on to capture its second consecutive FSC Championship. He also coached two-time NAIA All-American John Randolph as well as the two-time NCAA Division II assist leader, D.J. Ferguson. 

Clark graduated from the University of Central Florida in Orlando with a bachelor’s degree in history and physical education in 1980. He also received his master degree from UCF. A three-time All-American for the Golden Knights, Clark led the country in scoring with an average of 31.6 points per game in 1977. He still holds 13 scoring records at UCF and his No. 23 jersey was retired at the end of his senior year. Clark was inducted into the UCF Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998. In 1979, Bo, and his father "Torchy", were featured in Sports Illustrated.

Clark conducts summer basketball camps for youth in St. Augustine and Orlando. He also directs the Father-Son Basketball Camps in St. Augustine and Orlando. His Bo Clark Basketball Camp, held each June, is one of north Florida’s most popular camps.

Clark and his wife, Nancy, reside in St. Augustine and have three sons, J.P., David and Matthew. Nancy teaches third grade at the Cathedral Parish School in St. Augustine. His son, J.P., works for the Boston Celtics organization.