Torchy Clark: Reflections on the Late, Legendary Coach

Posted by Tim Pollock on December-10-2009 Add Comments

This past Spring, on Apr. 22 to be exact, University of Central Florida coaching legend Torchy Clark passed away at the age of 80.   

While I didn’t know Torchy well—or even a little bit, for that matter—the news of his death saddened me greatly.  So much so, in fact, that it’s taken me several months to finally put my thoughts of his passing on paper.    

And even though my account of his life won’t be nearly as good as those who knew him intimately, Torchy Clark means enough to me for at least an attempt. 

I was lucky enough to play basketball under Torchy’s son, Bo Clark, who has been the head coach at Flagler ...

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