Tom Clark returns as head coach of football program
WASHINGTON - Catholic University ripped a page from the Redskins' playbook as students and university officials welcomed back Tom Clark to the position of head football coach for the Cardinals at an announcement ceremony and reception on Thursday, February 5th.
"There is only one thing that makes me happier than Joe Gibbs' return to the Washington Redskins and that is Tom Clark's return to CUA," says the Very Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M., CUA president, who will attended the event along with CUA football players, students and other senior university officials. "He always impressed me as a ‘first class coach' whose commitment to the football program at Catholic University is part of a larger commitment to everything that CUA represents."
Clark established and maintained a winning tradition during the seven seasons he coached the Division III team - from 1994 to 2000. He has the highest winning percentage (.796, 56-14-1) in CUA history and is only three games shy of tying the football program record for most victories. During his tenure, he brought the team to national playoff contention on three occasions. He racked up the nation's third-highest winning percentage among Division III coaches serving at least five years before taking a position as defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the College of William and Mary in 2000.
Bublavi awarded spot on all-region team
WASHINGTON --- Wide Receiver Nick Bublavi (Norwood, Pa./Interboro) was named to the 2003 Don Hansen Football Gazette NCAA Division III All-South Region team.
The junior was a first-team All-ODAC selection for the second straight season leading the Cardinals with 68 receptions for 1,133 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Bublavi was named the ODAC Player of the Week on September 27th for his performance against Randolph-Macon where he caught 10 passes for 209 yards, both career-highs, along with three touchdowns.
To access the entire South Region team, log onto www.capitalcrusaders.net/footballgazette
All-ODAC Teams Announced
The 2003 ODAC All-Conference teams were announced and Catholic was represented well as eight Cardinals were honored.
Senior Mike Crimmins (Bellerose, N.Y./Chaminade), and juniors Bobby Stutz (Hillsborough, N.J./Immaculata) and Nick Bublavi (Norwood, Pa./Interboro) were named to the first-team.
Seniors Jeff McMahon (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) and Justin Kelly (Milton, Ma./Boston College) and junior Ed Smith (Wallington, N.J./Paramus Catholic) garnered second team honors.
Seniors Jason Weber (Farmington, Ct./Farmington) and Dan Zane (Pleasantville, N.Y./Pleasantville) were selected honorable mention. More
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