Local coach gets degree to fulfill dream of teaching

Curtis Clark recently graduated with his bachelor's degree and will coach and teach at Glenn High School this fall.

Local coach gets degree to fulfill dream of teaching
June 21
01:00 2018

Starting this fall, Curtis Clark will lead the Glenn Bobcats junior varsity football team on the sidelines.  He also will accomplish his dream of leading a classroom as well because Clark graduated from Liberty University with his bachelor’s degree in special education earlier this year.

At 29, Clark says going back to college to finish his degree was always a goal of his.  He stated he wanted to show the younger generation it’s never too late to strive toward their goals.  He started out at Guilford Technical Community College where he obtained his associate’s degree before moving on to Liberty.

“It’s always been a drive for me to succeed at the highest level in my family, community, church and life,” said Clark.  “I just want to be a great example for kids and people to show them you can accomplish anything no matter where you came from.”

“It doesn’t matter what obstacles you had to go through, you have to push forward toward the mark,” he continued.  “With God’s help you can accomplish anything.”

According to Clark, as he was walking across the stage, he felt a huge weight lifted off of his shoulders because whatever school he was coaching at he also wanted to teach in as well.

Clark stated he wants the younger guys he coaches and teaches to see what he accomplished is something they can also achieve if they choose to. 

“Someone told me a long time ago that the greatest thing a black man has is knowledge and passion in what he wants to do in life,” he said.  “I believe with education anything is possible.”

Clark has been on the sidelines for nearly a decade before arriving at Glenn.  He has spent time at Western Guilford, Atkins and last season at Parkland.  He says the things that attracted him to Glenn most were “organization and family.”

With this being his first season at Glenn, he says he will just take it one day at a time to get his team where he wants them to be.  He says as long as his team gives him discipline and grit he will be a happy coach.  He feels the sky is the limit for his squad.

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