Bears hire Mike Clark as strength coach

Mike Clark

The Chicago Bears today named Mike Clark the team's strength and conditioning coordinator. Clark spent the last three seasons in the same position with the Kansas City Chiefs.

LAKE FOREST, IL – The Chicago Bears have hired Mike Clark as their strength and conditioning coordinator today.

Clark spent the last three seasons (2010-12) as the strength and conditioning coach of Kansas City after serving in the same capacity for six years with the Seattle Seahawks (2004-09). He was named the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly in 2005 and was a part of the Seahawks staff that advanced to Super Bowl XL under Head Coach Mike Holmgren.

Prior to joining the NFL ranks, Clark was inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003 after 25 years working at the collegiate level.

Clark served as the strength and conditioning coach for 14 seasons at Texas A&M (1990-03), adding the duties of assistant athletic director in 2000. During his time with the Aggies, he was named the Strength Coach of the Year in 1993 and 2000 by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Clark also served as president of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association in 2000.

Prior to his time at Texas A&M, Clark served as the strength and conditioning coach at USC (1988-89), Oregon (1983-87), Kansas (1982) and Wyoming (1981).

The Wichita, Kansas native was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Topeka (Kansas) High School from 1979-80. He originally entered the coaching ranks as a graduate assistant with Kansas (1977-78).

Clark played high school football at Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Missouri, and continued as a center at Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas.

He and his wife, Kris, have three children: Matthew, J.J. and Alicia.

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