Derrick Clark takes unexpected leave of absence

Unexpected Leave of Absence

Metro coach Derrick Clark during a team huddle. Photo by Abreham Gebreegziabher

Fresh off of his 3-game suspension, MSU Denver men’s basketball head coach Derrick Clark has taken an indefinite leave of absence.

The athletics department announced the leave of absence via press release on Feb. 10.

“Derrick Clark has chosen to take indefinite leave of absence. During his absence, Adam Wall and Michael Bahl will serve as co-head coaches for the Roadrunners. Because this is a personnel matter, further details will not be provided or discussed.”

Clark has not coached the team since the imposition of his suspension on Jan. 28. The reason Clark was disciplined was not released by the department. The only information provided was that the suspension was the a personnel matter and not a legal matter.

A Colorado Open Records Act request led with MSU Denver by The Metropolitan for more information is pending. The Runners are 3-2 since Clark’s departure, and their two losses have come against Regis and Westminster, two teams ahead of them in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings.

Their next game is at home against University of Colorado – Colorado Springs on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Author: David Schaut

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