CLINTON – For the second time in as many years, the Clinton High School girls' basketball team has a new coach.
Cathy Marx will assume the role following the resignation of Stacy Clark, CHS activities director Andy Eberhart announced in a press release Tuesday afternoon.
Marx is a four-year letter winner as a member of the Iowa basketball team, where she helped lead the team to a Final Four appearance during her junior season in 1993 and captured Big Ten honorable mention the following year.
Marx, who graduated from Riverdale High School (Illinois), said she is anticipating the chance to share her knowledge of the sport with the next generation.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to coach basketball at Clinton High School because this sport has awarded me many opportunities and it’s my time to give back," Marx said. "I am looking forward to connecting with students, faculty, staff, and the community of Clinton and I am excited to become a River Queen.”
Stacy Clark took the reins of the program from Eberhart prior to the 2018 season and she led the team to an 8-11 overall record and a sixth-place finish in the Mississippi Athletic Conference.
Following Marx's collegiate career, she played professionally overseas, making stops in Poland, Australia, Switzerland and France. She also toured the United States with the Athletes in Action team.
Marx is no stranger to the sidelines, either, as she served as an assistant for three seasons at Division I Butler (Indianapolis), where she also worked for the YMCA and the City of Indianapolis Parks and Recreation Department. In addition, Marx was an assistant varsity coach at Brebeuf Preparatory High School.
Marx moved to Clinton in 2017 to become Assistant Director of Clinton's Parks and Recreation Department, where she will continue to work while coaching the River Queens.
Eberhart said he is pleased to add Marx's impressive resume to the program.
“We are very excited to have Cathy Marx as our next River Queen basketball coach. She brings an abundance of playing and coaching experience to the program. The girls in our community will have a great opportunity to learn from such a quality individual," Eberhart said.