Dave Clark ’75, who played basketball at Colby under Dick Whitmore, has been named the head boys basketball coach at Souhegan (NH) High School, according to an article in the Nashua (NH) Telegraph. Clark coached the JV team under two different varsity coaches, and will now get his turn at the top.
Clark’s basketball lineage is a long one. He played junior high school basketball in Nashua under former Nashua athletic director Al Harrington and longtime football and wrestling coach Paul Bellavance before playing varsity basketball for the late Tony Morandos, who coached Nashua to five championships and nine title game appearances between 1946 and 1971.
He played college basketball at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for Dick Whitmore, who will enter his 36 season as head coach next winter and has guided Colby to 562 wins.
“They were all highly competitive individuals,’’ Clark said of his mentors. “Whitmore was very fiery on the sidelines. Tony was very intense, but most of all I learned toughness from Tony.