Within the last week, Texas Softball Head Coach Connie Clark, reached a milestone that not many people can. Clark won her 800th game in her coaching career. There is no doubt that she has many more wins in her as a head coach. Clark still has time ahead of her to further her legacy. 800 wins is a tough mark to reach. Only 45 coaches in Division 1 softball history have over 900 wins (A mark that Clark should reach barring major setbacks). But there is more to be said about her than just the 800 wins.
In a world of win now and win at all costs, coaches are dropping like flies and are rarely given chances beyond the 2 or 3 year mark, and even then nothing is set in stone. Schools, teams, fans, and organizations alike have shifted to a world where success is needed, and needed quickly. Patience seems to be a lost focal point now a days. Texas Football can lose one game and have donors begging to get a new coach or they will stop giving to the school. Coach Clark has proven herself as a winner time and time again and that is why she has gotten to the point she has. She has taken opportunities and not looked back. There is something to be said for longevity in sports in today’s world. Coach Clark brings that longevity and so much more.