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Dan ClarkDan Clark

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School: Wilson Graduation Year: 1974

Year Inducted: 2017

Sports Played: Football, Basketball, Track and Field

High School Honors: 3-year Football letterman. 1st Team All-PIL, PIL Championship Team, Team Captain, Team MVP, and Shrine Team selection as a Senior.
2-year Basketball letterman. 3rd Team All-PIL, Team MVP and PIL Champions as a Senior.
3-year Track & Field letterman. Wilson Athlete of the Year as a Senior.

Post High School Career: Graduate U of O; 3-year Football letterman at tight end. Played Basketball for the Helena (MT) Americans. Member of 3 State Championship Softball teams in Montana. Restaurant owner for 37 years; President of Helena business group; Coached youth teams in Basketball and Baseball. Still enjoys playing basketball and biking.

Commentary:

My source of athletic inspiration early on was my brother Ron, a 1972 all-city tailback and team MVP. I desired to be as good as he. My favorite coach was Jack Dunn, who coached basketball at Hayhurst Grade School. His coaching savvy and incredible wit launched my life-long love of basketball.

In my 37 year career as a restaurant owner, I’ve learned that teamwork is essential-a trait I learned early on the basketball courts. Having outstanding teammates like I did was a huge bonus. I am very happy to be joining several of those teammates in the PIL Hall of Fame-a great honor indeed.

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