Courtesy: Providence Athletics
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Providence College women’s volleyball Head Coach Margot Royer-Johnson announced June 27 that Destiny Clark has joined the program as an assistant coach. Clark replaces Keith Smith, who resigned earlier this month to accept a coaching position at his alma mater, Grand Canyon University.
“We are so happy to have Destiny join our staff,” Royer-Johnson said. “She brings years of experience in skill development and recruiting. Her energy and passion for the sport and her student-athletes are what make her an even better fit for our Providence College family.”
Clark spent the last three seasons as head coach of the women’s volleyball program at Newman University (NCAA Division II) in Wichita, Kan. She guided Newman to 20+ wins in two of her three seasons at the helm, including a school-record 26 victories in 2015 (26-9). Newman University qualified for the Heartland Conference tournament in two of her three seasons, marking two of the program’s four appearances all-time, since attaining NCAA Division II status. Clark earned Newman University Coach of the Year at the conclusion of the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons.
In addition to her responsibilities as head coach of the women’s volleyball team at Newman, she also served as the team’s strength coach, designing and implementing workouts for the volleyball program.
Clark also coached Shockwave Volleyball Club (2015-present) and served as head varsity volleyball coach at Wichita Collegiate School (2013-15) and coach for the ICT MAVS Volleyball Club (2013-15).
Clark earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas in 2009. She earned a master’s degree in exercise science, with an emphasis in biomechanics, from the University of Arkansas in 2010. She also is a certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).
Clark enjoyed an impressive career at the University of Arkansas. She served as team captain in 2008 and was a member of the All-SEC Freshman Team as a rookie. She also represented her team on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)