February 14, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. – The USA South Athletic Conference is pleased to announce its 2013 Hall of Fame Class. This year’s class includes two former student-athletes, one coach and two administrators. For a fourth straight year, North Carolina Wesleyan has earned representation, this time in the form of baseball standout Greg Clark who will join Don Scalf, Moe Bauer, Mike Fox and Roger Taylor as Battling Bishop inductees.
Clark made his mark on the diamond as the N.C. Wesleyan baseball program’s first All-American. A four-year letter winner from 1979 to 1982, he still holds the NCAA Division III record for stolen bases in a career with 202, while his stolen base percentage of .918 (202/220) ranked seventh nationally at the time of his induction.
Clark was a 1981 AACBC Baseball All-American and was named the NCAA Regional Tournament Most Valuable Player that same season. He went on to garner Regional and World Series All-Tournament team honors in 1982, in addition to being named the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (now USA South) Player of the Year. A four-time All-Conference selection and two-time All-District honoree, Clark was recognized as the NCWC Male Athlete of the Year in 1981 and 1982.
A 1982 graduate of the College, Clark went on to play in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization before returning the area to begin a 30-year career as a teacher/coach with the Nash/Rocky Mount school system. His wife, Lisa, is also a Wesleyan alum, while his son, Tyler, followed in his father’s footsteps as a member of the Battling Bishop baseball program.
Clark recently returned to Wesleyan in the fall of 2012 as head coach of the Bishops’ junior varsity squad.
Christopher Newport University, Greensboro College and Methodist University are also represented in this year’s class. The inductees will be officially honored and recognized during a ceremony on the campus of Greensboro College on Sunday, May 5, 2013.
To read the official conference release, including bios on each of this year’s inductees, please visit http://www.usasouth.net/halloffame/13hofinductees.
### By Rikki Rich