Washington, DC's Statewide Director of Athletics
Jun 21, 2017
Clark Ray
Washington, DC's Statewide Director of Athletics

After earning his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and his Master’s degree in Education and Sports Administration Management from Temple University, Mr. Ray became active in politics and policy with the Democrat Party, working with the Clinton/Gore Administration and then as Chief of Staff to Tipper Gore during her husband’s presidential campaign in 2000. Mr. Ray then turned his professional energy and talent for community outreach, program management and strategic planning to numerous positions serving the District of Columbia. He worked in the Office of Neighborhood Services from 2000 to 2004; as the Director of External Relations for the DC Sports & Entertainment Commission from 2004 to 2007; as the Senior Director of Strategy for the Greater Washington Sports Alliance from 2006 to 2008; and as Director for the DC Department of Parks and Recreation from 2007 to 2009. In 2012, he rose to the position of Statewide Director of Athletics. In this role, he heads the District of Columbia State Athletic Association, created during Mayor Vincent Gray’s tenure to serve the city’s high schools and the maximum number of their student athletes by offering leadership and support for interscholastic athletic programming that will enrich all participants’ educational experiences.