|Alma Mater:||Texas A&M '07|
Dustin Clark is entering his fifth year with the Maryland men's basketball program and was promoted to assistant coach on Mark Turgeon's staff on November 27, 2013. He previously served as the director of basketball operations during his first two seasons at College Park. As a key member of the Terps’ coaching staff in 2014-15, Clark led Maryland to a school record 26 regular season wins in its inaugural season in the Big Ten and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
“Dustin has been an integral member of my staff at both Maryland and Texas A&M," Turgeon said. "He is a tireless worker and a talented coach who has thrived as an assistant coach and has helped our program continue its ascension to the next level.
Over the past two years, Clark has played a major role in Maryland securing consecutive Top 25 recruiting classes, including a Top 10 class in 2014-15. The energetic Clark led the recruiting efforts for guard Dion Wiley, ranked No. 52 in the nation and third-best recruit out of the state of Maryland and forward Michal Cekovsky, who was a four-star recruit on multiple national websites.
In 2014-15, Clark helped tutor a trio of All-Big Ten performers in guard/forward Dez Wells (first team/ coaches), guard Melo Trimble (first team/media) and forward Jake Layman (third team/media).
Clark spent five seasons with the Texas A&M basketball program. After serving as an athletics assistant for three years, he was the team administrator in the 2010-11 season. During his five seasons, the Aggies won 124 games, produced three NBA draft picks and had Turgeon earn back-to-back Big 12 Coach of the Year honors.
His duties included on-campus recruiting, coordination of recruiting correspondence, academic quality control and student-athlete affairs. Clark was the director of the Mark Turgeon Basketball Camp, as well as a coordinator for the Texas A&M Elite and Junior Elite camps. He has played a key role in helping the Aggies land multiple nationally ranked recruiting classes.
In 2008, the Aggies won the Preseason NIT and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the closing seconds to top-seeded UCLA. A&M closed the next regular season on a six-game winning streak and again reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
In 2010, Texas A&M reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament despite playing the second-toughest schedule in the nation. A year ago, the Aggies exploded to a 16-1 start, the best at the school in 91 years and earned its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament bid.
A native of Waxahachie, Texas, Clark received his degree from Texas A&M in 2007. Clark graduated from Avalon High School, where he was a four-year letterman in both basketball and baseball.
2013-pres. - Assistant Coach, Maryland
2011-13 - Director of Basketball Operations, Maryland
2010-11 - Team Administrator, Texas A&M
2007-10 - Athletic Assistant, Texas A&M
2006-07 - Student Assistant, Texas A&M