Clark steps down as offensive coordinator at Emory & Henry

Graham Clark

Emory & Henry College announced Wednesday that former Dobyns-Bennett football coach Graham Clark is leaving his role as offensive coordinator due to non-life-threatening health issues.

Clark, a 1977 Emory & Henry graduate, was named the Wasps’ offensive coordinator in June. Assistant coaches Kamden BeCraft and Kevin Saxton will share the role of offensive coordinator for the upcoming season.

“I loved my brief time being back at Emory & Henry College,” Clark said in a school release. “I think the world of head coach Curt Newsome and the Wasps coaching staff, and I wish them the best of luck this coming season.”

Clark, a Tennessee Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame member, coached Dobyns-Bennett for 25 seasons, leading the Indians to 233 wins, 17 conference championships and 25 consecutive playoff appearances. Counting two seasons at Chilhowie High School, his overall record of 252-71 included 14 seasons of 10 or more wins.

He was a five-time Big East Conference coach of the year, a two-time Northeast Tennessee coach of the year, a Hogoheege District coach of the year and coached in multiple all-star games. He was president of the Tennessee Football Coaches Association for two years.

Being at Emory & Henry gave him the opportunity to coach at both his high school and college alma maters.