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PHIL CLARK HAS RETIRED
Coach Phil Clark announced yesterday his retirement from coaching after 34 years split between skyview, germantown and bartlett. He is high school baseball in this area and anyone that would argue is a little confused. He is a great man that played for the tigers, sent alot of his own players to memphis and his son zach currently coaches for the tigers. He is the stick by which all local baseball coaches are measured and almost every single prominent high school program has a coach that has ties to Coach Clark in some way. I played for him and up until last night coached against him, hes like a second father for me and will be greatly missed in the dugout. So if any of you happen to ever see him at a game and you know him in any way congratulate him on touching so many lives during his time.
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09-27-2013 09:57 AM
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(09-27-2013 09:57 AM)tigercat20 Wrote:  Coach Phil Clark announced yesterday his retirement from coaching after 34 years split between skyview, germantown and bartlett. He is high school baseball in this area and anyone that would argue is a little confused. He is a great man that played for the tigers, sent alot of his own players to memphis and his son zach currently coaches for the tigers. He is the stick by which all local baseball coaches are measured and almost every single prominent high school program has a coach that has ties to Coach Clark in some way. I played for him and up until last night coached against him, hes like a second father for me and will be greatly missed in the dugout. So if any of you happen to ever see him at a game and you know him in any way congratulate him on touching so many lives during his time.

I never played for him, mainly because I stink at baseball, I played hoops. however, I had him for a class at Germantown. he was easy to get along with in the classroom, I liked him fine. he did seem like a loud in your face type of guy.
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09-27-2013 10:40 AM
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I had him for economics at Bartlett. He would give us our assignment then go outside and smoke and talk baseball on the phone for the rest of the hour.
09-27-2013 10:46 AM
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He is a great coach. No doubt.
09-27-2013 11:15 AM
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A legend no doubt. Wanted the Tiger job years ago. Just think where the program would be now had they hired him instead of Hopkins or Anderson or Rock.
09-27-2013 11:27 AM
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Excellent Coach! Wish him well.
09-27-2013 12:32 PM
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(09-27-2013 11:27 AM)Sheldon Cooper Wrote:  A legend no doubt. Wanted the Tiger job years ago. Just think where the program would be now had they hired him instead of Hopkins or Anderson or Rock.

Yeah, that still hisses me off.
09-27-2013 12:57 PM
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(09-27-2013 12:57 PM)Tiger46 Wrote:  
(09-27-2013 11:27 AM)Sheldon Cooper Wrote:  A legend no doubt. Wanted the Tiger job years ago. Just think where the program would be now had they hired him instead of Hopkins or Anderson or Rock.

Yeah, that still hisses me off.

I don't think Clark would have been a better choice than Rock. Did he have any experience as a college baseball coach? Would he know the ropes in college recruiting? Rock was assistant head coach at both Georgia and Miss State (not to mention an MLB pitching coach) and has been doing an excellent job here. Beating top programs such as Miss State and Ole Miss who have better facilities and support should bring more credit than he gets on this forum. In my opinion, we have a far better baseball coach than our fans deserve.
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09-27-2013 02:52 PM
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Someone care to elaborate on what happened last year while on a baseball trip?
09-27-2013 03:10 PM
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Bartlett will miss him, go panthers
09-27-2013 03:52 PM
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