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Denis Clarke

Position: Assistant Coach
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland

From Dublin, Ireland, Islanders assistant coach, Denis Clarke played for the Irish Schoolboy and youth national programs from 1984-88, and was also a trailist with Millwall FC (London, England). Clarke left Ireland to accept a full soccer scholarship at Elizabethtown College in 1989. There, he studied elementary education and was a three year Regional All-American.

Clarke continued his career with Longford Town FC in the League of Ireland in 1995. There he obtained his coaching license from the League of Ireland before leaving for the United States once again to play semi-professional soccer with the Lancaster Spartans in the NY Super League.

Denis is also the Junior Academy Director with LDC United, where he has been working with multiple teams within the club for 18 years. He has also been working with the City Islander Academy programs since its formation 12 years ago.