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Charlotte, NC - Marcus Clarke, former Director of Athletics at Shaw University, has joined the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) as the Senior Associate Commissioner for Championships and Events.ciaa marcus clarkeClarke

“I am thrilled to have Marcus become a part of the staff,” said CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams. “He is no stranger to the family and he will be a great asset in moving the conference through its strategic vision.”

Clarke will manage the conference’s 15 championships and associated ancillary events. In addition, Mr. Clarke will assist in managing the basketball tournament. He will serve as the primary liaison for scheduling, NCAA Division II grants and medical athletic trainers association.

After serving in the U.S. Army as a medic from 1983-1986, Clarke began his collegiate career in athletics in 1992 as the head athletics trainer at Virginia Union University. He later assumed the positions of head track & field and cross country coach and the compliance director.

In 2002, Clarke became the Director of Compliance at Shaw University and served for a stint as the Interim Director of Athletics in 2009; he was officially named the Director of Athletics in 2013.

During the span of three athletics roles, Clarke has played a major role with over 30 CIAA Championship teams and one NCAA National Championship team.

Clarke has served as the President of the CIAA Director of Athletics and first Vice-President of the CIAA Management Council. He has chaired numerous CIAA sports committees and was appointed to the NCAA Division II Committee for Legislative Relief.


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