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Sept. 8, 2010

COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina head men’s soccer coach Mark Berson announced today the addition of Clark Brisson as a volunteer assistant for the Gamecocks. Brisson, a four-year letterwinner for Berson’s squad from 1987-1990, still ranks among the best offensive players in Gamecock history, including points (4th, 98), goals scored (6th, 36) and assists (5th, 26).

“We are very pleased to add Clark to our staff as an assistant coach,” Berson said. “He is a former Gamecock player who brings a lot of experience to our program as a former professional and as a coach.”

Brisson is currently the Executive Director of South Carolina United FC (US Development Academy) in Columbia. Following an impressive career at South Carolina, Brisson competed with the U.S. National “B” Team and played professionally in the NPSL (National Professional Soccer League) and the USL (United Soccer League).

A 1989 All-American and All-South Region honoree at South Carolina, Brisson helped pace the Gamecocks to an overall record of 61-14-11 and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the 1988 College Cup, during his four-year career. His 50 points (21 goals, 8 assists) during the 1989 campaign ranks as the second-highest single-season point total in Carolina history,

In his first season in the NPSL with the Canton Invaders, Brisson was named to the All-Rookie squad after posting 34 goals and 23 assists on the year, helping his team to the Championship Series. After spending the 1993 season with the Charleston Battery of USL, Brisson returned to the NPSL with the Baltimore Spirit in 1993-94, where he scored 30 goals, before spending the 1994-95 campaign with the Dayton Dynamo. Due to injury, Brisson only played half the season with the Dynamo, scoring 28 goals on the year. He concluded his professional playing career with his second stint with the Battery in 1999.