When an email popped up from Wrestling Canada on Don Clark’s computer screen on a Friday morning in May, he wasn’t quite sure what it entailed.
“I thought they were maybe asking me to do some additional assignments,” said Clark.
Instead, it was a congratulatory message, awarding him the Wrestling Canada Lutte Outstanding Contribution Award for his lifelong contribution to the sport of wrestling at the provincial, national and international levels.
“I’m very, very appreciative,” said Clark. “It was sort of a wrap up to a very pleasant career involved with Sask Sport and the Coaching Association of Canada.”
“It’s very satisfying that all the work that you did was recognized by other people.”
When Clark says ‘All that work,’ he’s not exaggerating. Included on his resume are four degrees from two different universities, experience in coaching and administrative rolls at the FISU Games, Commonwealth Games, Pan Am Games and Olympic Games, as well as the Jeux de Canada Games and North American Indigenous Games.
Read the full story on Clark’s career and achievements at saskcoach.ca