Phil Clark

Inducted 2024

Phil Clark embarked on his illustrious baseball coaching career at Sky View Academy in Memphis in 1980, marking the beginning of a tenure dotted with success and dedication to the TSSAA. His impact was felt immediately, as he led Sky View to State Championships in 1981 and 1986 while securing the position of Runner-Up in 1983 and 1984. Transitioning to Germantown High School in 1988, Clark continued to distinguish himself over fourteen remarkable years. Under his leadership, Germantown claimed state titles in 1995 and 2001 and finished as State Runner-up in 1992, 1993, and 1998.

In 2003, Clark accepted a position at Bartlett High School, where he further cemented his legacy by capturing another state championship in 2007 and leading the team to runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2008. His dedication, strategy, and mentorship enabled his teams to compete at the highest levels, culminating in a personal record of five state championships, seven runner-up finishes, and an astounding overall coaching record of 933 wins against 295 losses.

Clark's achievements earned him recognition as State Coach of the Year five times, a rare and prestigious honor. His induction into the TN Baseball Coaches Association (TBCA) Hall of Fame, the Baseball Coaches Association (BCA) Hall of Fame, The University of Memphis “M Club” Hall of Fame, and the 2017 entry into the Memphis Amateur Sports Hall of Fame highlighted his influence and contributions to the sport.

Beyond these accolades, Clark's 1996 receipt of the U.S. Olympic Committee National Coach of the Year Award underscored his outstanding service to baseball and athletic excellence. In 2024, his induction into the TSSAA Hall of Fame marked a fitting tribute to a career that not only celebrated personal achievements but also the development of high school athletics across Tennessee. Phil Clark's legacy is one of unmatched success and an enduring commitment to elevating high school baseball within the TSSAA framework.

TSSAA Hall of Fame
Class: 2024
Category: Coach

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