Albert “Buddy” Clark, Jr.

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Albert B. “Buddy” Clark, Jr. was one of the most respected high school basketball coaches in Delaware history and the first coach inducted into the Delaware High School Basketball Coaches’
Hall of Fame. Clark began coaching in 1952 at Sanford School as the head football, basketball and baseball coach. Buddy went to P.S.Dupont High School in 1954, coaching as an assistant in football
and becoming head basketball coach in 1959. Clark’s Dynamiters won three Blue Hen Conference Championships. While at P.S., he was twice named state basketball Coach of the Year. In the mid- 1960’s,
Clark was head basketball coach at Mt. Pleasant High School, leading the Green Knights to the first Delaware scholastic state championship in 1967(20-1), and was named state basketball Coach of the
Year. Buddy became Mount Pleasant athletic director after retiring from coaching and served as Blue Hen Conference president. He played a leading role in the Delaware Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game
since its inception in 1956. For 25 years he served as game coordinator. Buddy played baseball and basketball at Wilmington High School in the 1940’s, becoming a charter member of the Red Devil “Wall
of Fame” honoring distinguished alumni. Clark served in the U.S. Marine Corps, playing baseball and basketball, while stationed in the Far East. After the Marines, Buddy played football, basketball
and baseball at West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Maryland. Clark then entered Lafayette College, playing four years of varsity baseball and football. He played semi-pro baseball in Wilmington for
Defiance Athletic Club.



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