Jen McIntyre rounded out her staff with the hiring of Chrissy Schoonmaker and Adrienne Clark
UConn vs ECU 4/17/16 (photo by Stephe Slade)
Clark joins the staff after three seasons as a volunteer assistant with Hofstra. After a successful undergraduate playing career, Clark returned to Hofstra in 2012 and was part of a staff that led the Pride to a 42-15 overall record and the program's first-ever NCAA Regional championship. Prior to heading back to Hofstra, Clark spent three seasons (2009-11) on the staff at Columbia University where she worked with the Lions pitching staff and outfielders. She also served as an associate professor of physical education at Columbia. Clark also spent three years as an assistant at Delaware.
"Adrienne is the definition of a live wire and exactly what we were looking for from her position," McIntyre commented. "She had a tremendous playing career at Hofstra and has been very successful in developing young talent. She has had the opportunity to be mentored by some of the great coaches in our game and she will bring energy and a wealth of creative knowledge to our pitching staff. I am looking forward to working with her and watching her make a significant impact on our pitchers and catchers."
During her playing career for the Pride, Clark helped lead the team to four straight CAA regular-season and postseason championships and three NCAA Regional appearances. She helped the team win 148 games during those seasons, including a school-record 43 victories in 2005. Hofstra went 8-4 in the NCAA Tournament over her final three seasons and was one of only 12 teams in the nation to win at least two NCAA Tournament games in 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Clark, a native of Gibsonton, Florida, holds a degree in business administration and marketing and graduated from Columbia in May 2012 with a master's degree in sports management.