Alex Clarke Named Florida Volleyball Coach Of The Year
Varsity volleyball coach Alex Clarke was named the 2018-19 Florida Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year. The honor, bestowed by the National Federation of State High School Associations, recognizes Clarke for her commitment to the sport and her track record of success.
The organization said this year’s recipients were chosen based upon their coaching performance, lifetime community involvement, school involvement, and philosophy of coaching.
Athletic Director Ryan Smith ‘93 said he was thrilled, but not surprised, by Clarke’s award.
“She has led the program to an incredible run of successes during her tenure with three State Championship appearances and Regional and District Championships in the last few years,” said Smith.
Smith said Clarke is an incredibly detailed coach who works tirelessly to prepare herself, her coaching staff and student-athletes for every game.
“Her commitment to perfection, attention to detail, passion, grit and love of her student-athletes and fellow coaches are what have contributed to the success of the volleyball program. The most impressive part of this award is that she was nominated by leadership at the Florida High School Athletic Association. For the past four years that we have competed in the State Tournament she has interacted with FHSAA leadership and they have witnessed her coaching in the state semifinal and final games,” said Smith.
Clarke has been head Varsity volleyball coach for The Benjamin School since 2010.
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.