KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The University of Tennessee said Wednesday it has chosen not to renew the contract of Director of Track and Field/Cross Country J. J. Clark.
"We have made the decision not to renew Coach J.J. Clark’s contract that expires at the end of June,” said Athletic Director Dave Hart. “On behalf of everyone associated with our track and field program, I want to thank J.J. for his tireless efforts to move our program forward."
Hart said the school will immediately begin the search for a new head coach, with the goal of "competing at a high level within the SEC and nationally."
The 2013-14 season was Clark's fifth as head coach of the combined program and his 12th overall at UT. He joined the university in 2002 as head coach of the women's track and field and cross country teams.
“I want to thank the University of Tennessee and the administrative staff for many great experiences over the last 12 years,” said Clark. “It was rewarding to see those student-athletes graduate and win NCAA and SEC championships.”