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Screen Shot 2017-08-28 at 10.53.56 AMJ.B. Clarke has coached Limestone to DII National Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2017. He enters his eighth year at the helm of the Limestone men’s lacrosse program following 12 years at Washington College and one season at Greensboro College. Named the fifth head coach in Limestone history during the summer of 2010, Clarke has an overall career record of 276-78 over 19 seasons and has coached in the NCAA Final Four at the Division I, II and III levels. We love JB Clarke, he has been a great friend to my site in addition to being a great coach.

Coach Clarke, the 2014 USILA Division II Coach of the Year, is the all-time winningest coach in Limestone history, posting his 129th win at the helm of the Blue and Gold with an 11-9 decision over Merrimack in the 2017 NCAA Division II National Championship Game. He holds a 129-10 (.928) record over his first seven years

He currently holds the highest career winning percentage in program history, winning 92.8-percent of his games at Limestone, and has guided the Saints to seven straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season and Tournament Championship sweeps.

Clarke serves on the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee, the USILA Poll Committee, and is the USILA Scholar All-America Committee DII Chair.

He guided the Blue and Gold to a fourth straight NCAA Division II Championship Game appearance in 2017, and the fifth title game overall during his tenure with the Saints. Limestone registered 20 or more wins for a third consecutive year, and tied its own NCAA Division II record for most wins in a season (21).

Prior to joining the Saints, Clarke served as the head men’s lacrosse coach and Assistant Director of Athletics at Washington College. He guided the Shoreman to a combined 138-63 (.687) overall record in 12 years, becoming the fastest coach to reach 100 wins in program history. He led the program to seven NCAA Division III Tournament appearances and reached the Centennial Conference Championship in eight consecutive seasons. Clarke mentored 28 USILA All-Americans and 78 All-Centennial Conference honorees while in Chestertown.

Before his time with the Shoreman, Clarke was the offensive coordinator for Dave Cottle and Division I Loyola College in Baltimore, Md. The Greyhounds reached the NCAA Division I National Semifinals in 1998 and finished the season ranked No. 2 in the nation.

Clarke first became a head coach at the college level in 1997 when he served one season at the helm of Greensboro College (N.C.). During that season, he turned around a team that went 3-9 in the previous season and transformed it into a team that would go 9-5 and finish in the Top 20 of the NCAA Division III national rankings.

A longtime offensive architect, Clarke applied his skill set as the offensive coordinator at Duke University from 1992-96. During his time in Durham, the Blue Devils won an ACC Championship in 1995 and appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament in 1994 and 1995. The team recorded the program’s first NCAA Tournament win in 1994 with a 14-9 decision over Maryland.

He has also served as an assistant at The Ohio State University and at Roanoke College in Salem, Va. While with Roanoke, Clarke helped the Maroons reach the NCAA Division III National Championship Game during the 1992 campaign.

Currently, Coach Clarke serves on the Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IMLCA) Board of Directors and, over the course of his career, has been a member of the USILA Division III All-America Committee, the USILA National Poll Committee and US National Team Selection Committee.

In the full podcast for our Premium family, We hear Coach, discuss (as President of the Inter Collegiate Mens Lacrosse Coaches Association,) a unique perspective of the new recruiting rule (I learned a lot) and its coming to be, a dialog of practice plans and “Crunch” drills, and some great new lacrosse drills as well, including the full field transition drill we feature in the Preview as well as the Article Section,

In the Audio Preview, This is for all Free Members simply log in… … listen to Coach describe this amazing transition drill,

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This in his own words, then

To see my article on this drill with detials, and variations, just click here

To see more drills from Coach JB Clarke, just enter “Limestone” in the search box on my Home Page,

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