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Lloyd Clark

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Basketball | Coaching

Lloyd Clark Mississippi Hall of Fame Inductee

Lloyd Clark Stats, Bio

Born: July 8, 1940

Hometown: Drew, MS

Year Induction: 2006

High School Career

Drew High School (1957-1959)

  • Lettered in football

College Career

Sunflower Junior College, Morehead, MS (1960-1961)

Delta State (1961-1962, 1968-1970, 1977)

Coaching Career

Warren Central High School (1978-1983)

  • Junior High basketball & football coach, assistant football coach, varsity ladies basketball coach
  • 5 Little Dixie Conference titles
  • 7 district championships
  • 5 state tournament appearances; 2 state runner-up finishes
  • Little Dixie Conference Coach of the Year (’78, ‘80-’83)
  • High school coaching record: 245-42

Delta State Lady Statesmen (1983-2002)

  • Three NCAA Division II national championships (’89, ‘90, ‘91)
  • At time of induction, winningest coach in the history of Delta State and NCAA Division II
  • Women’s basketball overall record: 494-98
  • 7 NCAA Division II Final Fours
  • 16 NCAA Tournament appearances in 19 years
  • 11 NCAA Elite Eight appearances
  • Seventeen 20-win seasons; five 30-win seasons
  • 12 Gulf South Conference Coach of the Year (’86-’87; ‘92; ‘01-’02)
  • 10 All-Americans and numerous All Conference players

Special Recognition

Jackson Touchdown Club Presidential Award of Excellence (1992)

Hall of Fame Memberships

Delta State Hall of Fame (2002)

Delta State Alumni Coaches Hall of Fame (2002)

Delta State Athletic Hall of Fame (2003)

Did You Know?

Coach Clark guided the Delta State University Lady Statesmen for 19 years to three NCAA Division II national women’s basketball championships even though he never played basketball in high school or college. Under Coach Clark, Delta State was the first school in NCAA history to win a national title on its home floor.

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