At NEPA Elite, we believe in ourselves and we believe in our vision. Our goal is to help build the players in Northeast, PA into not only finer athletes, but finer individuals.
HELPING ATHLETES REACH THEIR GOALS
Growing up in Northeast, PA, Kevin is fortunate to be one of eight children to Margi and Brian Clark. He attended grade school at St. Paul’s School in Scranton, PA and later moved on to Dunmore High School for secondary education. After graduating from Dunmore in 2007, Kevin moved to Queens, New York where he attended St. John’s University and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Arts with a minor in Business Administration. He decided to continue his education even further a bit North of the city to Pace University, where he completed his Master’s of Science in Educational Studies in 2014. Kevin and his wife, Annie, have put down their roots in NEPA and welcomed their first child, Colin, in July of 2019.
A four-year starter at Dunmore High School, Carra led the Lady Bucks to four Lackawanna League Division II titles, four District II titles, a Lynett Tournament Championship, and a 103-14 overall record. The Lady Bucks advanced to the second round of the state tournament during Carra’s sophomore and junior seasons and the quarterfinals during her senior season. She averaged double figures throughout her career, posting 22.5 points per game as senior. In the District 2 Semifinal game against Holy Cross her senior year, Carra became the 11th player in the area to reach 2,000 career points. She would end her career ranked 8th all time in the area and second in school history with 2,117 points. Carra was a four time Lackawanna League Division II All Star and All-Regional selection. She was named the Lackawanna League Division II Player of the year following her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons. Carra received Third Team All-State honors as a sophomore, Second Team All-State honors as a junior, and First Team All-State honors as a senior.
A native of Dunmore, PA, coached for 2 seasons as an Assistant Coach for the Scranton Shamrocks ABA Semi-Professional Men’s Basketball Team. With the Shamrocks, Jamie also ran the Marketing & Brand Management to help grow the teams’ image. In High School, Jamie was a four year varsity stand-out in both Basketball and Football for the Dunmore Bucks. In his Senior Season, he was named MVP of the traditional holiday Lynett Tournament and was all Lackawanna League first team in Basketball and all League for Wide Receiver and Defensive Back in Football. Jamie earned a Football Scholarship to East Stroudsburg University. He also has been an active coach and private trainer with the AAU and Youth Basketball programs from 4th Grade to High School. As a local community volunteer and activist for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, he has had the opportunity to assist with fundraising event, Knock out Cystic Fibrosis. His passion for sports, along with his unique ability to seize an opportunity when one presents itself, has given Cystic Fibrosis, Team Breathe Easy a fresh, new look on another sports-themed fundraising event. Jamie is also a Volunteer Assistant Coach with the Dunmore Bucks Boys Varsity Basketball Team.
A Dunmore native and started her coaching career at Bishop O’Hara High School as the Assistant Varsity & JV Head Coach. She got back into coaching when her daughters began playing basketball. She has coached all ages at the recreational & all-star levels for Dunmore Biddy League, Green Ridge League, NEPA Flames and JBHoops AAU. She has been teaching individual basketball lessons since 2015. Carrie was the first female president of the Dunmore Biddy Basketball league and is currently an Assistant Coach with the Dunmore Lady Bucks varsity basketball team.
As a player, Carrie was a four-year starter at both Dunmore High School, and Franklin & Marshall College. A 1,600 point scorer and 1000 rebound player while at Dunmore, she later went on to be recognized as a Division III All-American her Senior year at F&M. Following her college career, Carrie was signed to play with the Sheffield Hatters (England) of the Women’s Premier British Basketball League.
A 2012 Inductee into the Northeast Pennsylvania Hall of Fame, she’s looking forward to working with not only the current generation, but working to help develop the next generation of regional players.
Connor Evans, a Wilkes University graduate, spent four years with the Wilkes University Men’s Basketball team. A Syracuse, NY native, Connor was a four year starter for the Colonels, where he helped lead the Colonels to 3 MAC Freedom Playoff appearances, and 2 MAC Freedom Championship appearances. As a part of the NEPA Elite staff, Connor focuses on sharing his love for the game through player development and leadership.
- “Coach Clark has worked with my son for the past three seasons. He adjusts his trainings to meet my sons needs on three levels: physical, mental and skill. The improvement in his game continues. Coach Clark also takes the time to develop a personal relationship with my son that has helped him improve as a player on and off the court.”
- “My son has been training with Kevin for close to two years. To say his shot has improved is an understatement. His shot is faster, more accurate, and most importantly more consistent. However, that’s not the most impressive part. The part that is most amazing is how Kevin changes the training sessions to fit what is going on with my son’s game by working on his overall development as a player. His goal is to develop players of all ages into coachable, confident kids who will be able to play the game of basketball more effectively and more efficiently at any level.
- “Kevin takes pride in all that he does, especially in the basketball aspect of life. He is consistently providing positive encouragement, instilling confidence, and he is determined to guide me down a successful basketball path. Before I began training with Kevin, my shot was very inconsistent. Kevin broke it down for me, which has led to greater consistency and confidence. I have also developed new skills that will help me in my upcoming season. He provides game-like situations and I have learned how to handle and adjust to them.”