Surrey Scorchers are delighted to announce the appointment of British Basketball icon Dan Clark as General Manager at the club.
Clark will begin work at Surrey Sports Park on Monday as he starts in the new role which will oversee the daily activities of both Scorchers and Netball Superleague side Bartercard Surrey Storm.
The 34-year-old announced his retirement from professional basketball earlier in the week following an illustrious career which saw him break the records for the number of appearances, points and rebounds for the GB Men’s team as captain of the side.
He also represented Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics and enjoyed a highly successful club career where he amassed over 1800 points in the highly respected Liga ACB in Spain. He also had stints in Andorra and North Macedonia before closing out his playing career in the BBL last season.
His next phase will see him make the transition into the new General Manager role as he provides day-to-day support for Scorchers head coach Lloyd Gardner, while helping to steer the overall direction of the franchise.
Dan said: “I’m extremely excited to get my new role as General Manager of the franchises in Surrey underway.
“It will be a big change for me after my playing career but I’m looking forward to the challenge and hope I can help the two franchises reach their full potential.”
Managing Director Gavin Baker said: “I am thrilled to have Dan on board with us at the Sports Park in this new role which encompasses both Scorchers and Storm. His career in basketball speaks for itself and he arrives with a wealth of experience and knowledge of top-level professional sport that can help our franchises reach new heights.
“Dan’s insight and leadership will be invaluable to myself and the rest of organisation as we continue working towards building a successful culture within the franchises during the coming seasons and beyond.”
Everyone at Scorchers is looking forward to welcoming Dan to the Sports Park when he starts his new role next week.