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Monday, January 31, 2011

Georgia's top recruiter

On this week where recruiting takes on its biggest focus, a member of the Georgia staff has been recognized as one of the best in the nation. And that staff member works for ... the gymnastics team.

Jay Clark, in his second year leading the Georgia gymnastics program, was rated ninth in the nation by ESPNU/ESPN the Magazine. Clark (bio here), who was a longtime assistant to Suzanne Yoculan, is on the list alongside the likes of Ed Orgeron, Mike Krzyzewski and John Calipari.

Obviously it's not the most scientific ranking, but still kind of a cool thing for Clark. (I also realize that by using the above headline, and not specifying the sport, I tricked a number of you into thinking it was about football or Ray Drew. Yeah, I know.)

Here's the full ranking:

1. Pat Henry, Texas A&M men's and women's cross-country, indoor and outdoor track
2. Anson Dorrance, UNC women's soccer
3. Ed Orgeron, USC football assistant
4. Chris Dailey, UConn women's basketball assistant
5. Missy Meharg, Maryland field hockey
6. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke men's hoops
7. Russ Rose, PSU women's volleyball
8. Burton Burns, Alabama football assistant
9. Jay Clark, Georgia gymnastics
10. Chad Holbrook, South Carolina baseball assistant
11. Dan Jordan, Alaska rifle
12. John Calipari, Kentucky men's basketball
13. Mike McGraw, Oklahoma State men's golf
14. Jovan Vavic, USC men's and women's water polo
15. Thad Matta, Ohio State men's hoops
16. Kelly Inouye-Perez, UCLA softball
17. Mike LoPresti, Fairleigh Dickinson women's bowling
18. Tosh Lupoi, Cal football assistant
19. Kelly Amonte Hiller, Northwestern women's lacrosse
20. J Robinson, Minnesota wrestling

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Should we send Jay Clark to Columbus this week?

Anonymous said...

Can Dan Jordan coach Offensive Line?

Dawg19 said...

When I think of programs that consistently win the right way, two immediately come to mind...

Alaska Rifle and Fairleigh Dickinson Women's Bowling



You have got to be $#%^%ing me...

Anonymous said...

Where's Trooper Taylor?

Dickie Normous said...

Trooper was ranked 2nd on the "Most likely to get your team on probation" right behind Jim Harrick Jr.

Anonymous said...

Uga gymnastics got the number 1 and number 2 gymnasts in the country and won 4 straight national titles just a couple of years ago. Getting the best in your program can't be underrated in any sport.

Paul said...

I believe it was 5 straight titles, though the previous head coach had a good bit to do with that.

Anonymous said...

Comical .... We just cant get it right in the big three. Maybe UGA could be Tops in underwater basket weaving