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Marty Clark, Founder of Scholarship Fund for WCU Equipment Managers, Promoted at Indiana University

May 10, 2005

Bloomington, Ind. - Veteran Indiana University Athletics Director of Equipment Operations Marty Clark has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director/Team Purchasing & Licensing. Effective July 1, 2005, Clark will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Athletic Department Licensing and Brand Identity Program.

A native of Waynesville, he founded the Marty Clark Scholarship for football equipment managers at Western Carolina.

In his new position at Indiana, Clark will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Athletic Department Licensing and Brand Identity Program, which includes working with vendors and licensees to comply with applications of wordmarks and logos in the branding program and overseeing the internal use of logos and wordmarks.

This position will also oversee the athletic department's equipment operations. This includes developing and managing equipment and apparel budgets for 24 varsity sports, initiating the purchasing process for equipment and apparel, serving as the liaison to adidas for department apparel contract, and supervising equipment managers and assistant equipment managers in all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Assembly Hall Olympic Sports equipment room and Memorial Stadium Football equipment rooms.

Clark originally joined the Hoosier athletic department as assistant equipment manager in 1989 and was promoted to head football equipment manager in 1990. At the age of 23, Clark became the youngest Division I equipment manager in the nation.

Prior to arriving in Bloomington, Clark was an intern equipment manager for the football team at the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. The Quakers won the Ivy League championship that season. He spent part of his 1998 summer working at the Carolina Panthers' training camp.

A 1989 graduate of Western Carolina with a bachelor's degree in Sport Management, Clark spent four seasons as a student equipment manager with the Catamounts football team. He also worked closely with the WCU baseball team that won the Southern Conference championship in 1989.

A native of Waynesville, N.C., Clark attended Tuscola High School and is on track to earn a master's degree in athletics administration from IU in December, 2006.

Clark and his wife, Marianne, reside in Bloomington with their daughters, Ashley and Brittany.