Kirk Clark is in his second season as an assistant baseball coach at Wayne State College, serving as the team's pitching coach and recruiting coordinator.
Under Clark in 2015, the Wildcat pitching staff ranked third in the NSIC in earned run average (4.58) while leading the league in strikeouts per game (8.14) and batters struck out looking (112). The WSC pitching staff also ranked second in saves (12) and second in total strikeouts (361) under Clark's coaching.
Clark comes to Wayne State after playing minor league baseball since being drafted by the Houston Astros in 2009. He set a single season saves record in low-A Lexington during the 2010 season with 29 to earn South Atlantic League All-Star honors. During his three plus seasons in the Astros minor league system, Clark was 14-11 with 57 saves in 160 minor league appearances.
Most recently, Clark spent the 2014 season pitching for the Quebec City Capitals and also played minor league baseball with the Sioux Falls Canaries (two seasons) and the Schaumburg Bombers in the independent American Association.
A native of Moline, Illinois, Clark played college baseball at Creighton and Iowa Western Community College. At Creighton in 2009, Clark posted a 4.21 ERA in 36.1 innings with 37 strikeouts. Clark played for Iowa Western Community College in 2007 and 2008 and still holds the school record for wins with 17. He helped the Rievers to the Junior College World Series in 2007, going 8-3 with a 3.66 ERA to earn First Team All-Region honors.
Kirk and his fiance Stephanie reside in Wayne.