SSM Episode #29

Carly Clarke is the head basketball coach of the Ryerson University Rams, and is currently the assistant coach of the Canadian National Basketball team. Carly has come along way from her start in basketball on her high school team in Nova Scotia. In today’s interview she talks about her roots, her biggest influences in her career, and she gives us some important insights into what it takes to make it to the highest level in sport. These 3 things are not to be missed!

Clarke guided the Rams to a record setting season in 2015-16, tying a program-best 16 conference victories before winning the first OUA championship in Ryerson history. The Rams also became the first Ryerson team, in any sport, to appear in a national championship final where they finished with the silver medal. Prior to joining the Rams, Clarke spent three seasons in the head coaching position at UPEI. The Halifax, N.S. native and Level III NCCP certified coach has received both national and international accolades working with Canada Basketball as well as various provincial sport organizations. As head coach of the Canadian U19 Junior Women’s National Team, Clarke led the squad to its first ever medal at the World Cup, claiming the bronze medal with a victory over Japan in July of 2017.

As an athlete, Clarke played five seasons with Bishops University where she guided the Gaiters to a QSSF championship and fifth-place finish at the CIS Final 8 in 2004. The former Academic All-Canadian completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Dalhousie University while helping to coach the Tigers to a fourth-place finish at the CIS Final 8 in 2007. 

A great coach can change the course of not just your athletic career but your life. And as Carly says her best coaches challenged her. This is why we are challenging you to join the 5 day Map Your Performance Body online experience.  Whatever your performance goal is in sport, your body is going to take you there. How much better can your performance be when you map out a plan to have your best body? Let’s find out! Go to to sign up for our Map Your Performance Body challenge! 

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