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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:00 PM
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Ex-Lions coach Monte Clark dies
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/09/1...

DETROIT (AP) -- Former Detroit Lions coach Monte Clark has died at 72.

The Lions said Clark died Wednesday night at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He had a bone marrow malignancy associated with lung and liver disease.

Clark coached the Lions for seven seasons and was an assistant on the Miami Dolphins team that went 17-0 in 1972. He was the coach of Detroit from 1978-84 and had a 63-61-1 record in the regular season.

He led the Lions to the playoffs in 1982-83, the first time the club made consecutive postseason appearances since its three straight playoff runs from 1952-54.

He was a tackle who spent 11 years in the league with San Francisco, Dallas and Cleveland. His last season was 1969.

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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:39 PM
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1. I used to love him
Even though he was a terrible coach, he was a real giving person.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:01 PM
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2. Exactly. Not a great coach, but defintely a good guy.
Best wishes to the family.
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 09:12 PM
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4. He was a great line coach for the Phins during the perfect season years...
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-19-09 07:02 PM
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3. His playing days were before me...but I remember his coaching.
From my early childhood.

RIP, Coach Clark.

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