CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Chris Hamblin, The Branca Family Head Coach for Harvard Women's Soccer, announced Emma Clark joining the staff as a volunteer assistant coach on Thursday afternoon.
"We are very fortunate to add Emma to our coaching staff," says Hamblin. "She is a rising star in the coaching profession. Emma's dynamic personality, and coaching experience at the Division I level will positively impact our student-athletes as we commit to getting better this off-season."
Clark returns to New England after spending the past season as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Seton Hall. In addition to overseeing all recruiting efforts for the Pirates, the Maine native also organized game-day operations, team warm-ups, and scouting data on opponents.
Prior to joining the Pirates staff, Clark spent three years at her alma mater Boston University, where she began as an assistant and rose up the ranks to associate head coach. She was with a Terriers squad that won the Patriot League regular season title and league championships in 2018 to secure the conference's automatic qualifying bid into the national tournament. In addition, Clark was a member of the staff that was named the 2018 Patriot League Coaching Staff of the Year.
After graduating Boston University with a degree in communications in 2014, Clark spent two years as an assistant coach for the Maine Black Bears, while pursuing her Master's of Science in human development.
A starting midfielder for the Terriers, Clark had an outstanding four-year career on the pitch. She was named to the Patriot League and America East All-Conference teams and the NSCAA All-Northeast Region second team as well as the 2012 America East Midfielder of the Year. Off the field, she demonstrated excellent leadership earning the Aldo "Buff" Donelli Leadership Award.