May 4, 2012
ATHENS---------University of Georgia head gymnastics coach Jay Clark has resigned his position effective immediately according to an announcement Friday by UGA Director of Athletics Greg McGarity.
Clark took over the program three years ago after serving 17 years as an assistant on the Gym Dogs' staff including five as associate head coach.
"I have accepted Jay's resignation and want to express our appreciation to him for his many significant contributions to our program over a long period of time," said McGarity. "Our gymnastics program has always been a source of pride for the Athletic Association and Jay has conducted the program in an admirable manner during his years of service to UGA. We certainly wish him the very best in his future endeavors. We'll move as quickly as possible to begin the process of finding the best possible head coach to lead our program."
"It's been an honor and privilege to be at the University of Georgia," said Clark, who first joined the staff in 1990. "I love the University of Georgia and treasure my time here."
Clark's teams finished third at the SEC Championships in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and posted national finishes of tied for 2nd at the 2010 NCAA Regional, tied for 9th at the 2011 NCAA Championships, and 11th at the recent 2012 NCAA Championships.