Camas leaders take the field at Clark College

Two Camas youth leaders have been named the coaches of the Clark College softball program.

Head coach Ty Singleton and associate head coach Ted Buck are excited to share their passion for athletics and education with Penguins in 2012 and beyond.

Singleton served as head coach for the University of Mexico, University of Missouri and Northwest State University, in Louisiana. He reached the NCAA tournament four times, and was named Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2003. Singleton also spent three seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Texas. During that time, the Longhorns advanced to the College World Series in 1998 and won the Big 12 Tournament title in 1999.

Singleton earned an associate’s degree in science at Lower Columbia Community College, where he later served as an assistant softball coach. He gained a bachelor’s in education at the University of Portland and a master’s in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, in California. Singleton serves as youth director at the St. John’s Presbyterin Church, in Camas.

“I’m looking forward to working with the student athletes at Clark and helping them develop on the field and in the classroom,” Singleton said. “Having coached all over the country for many years, I’m excited to be back home and encouraged by the possibilities at Clark.”

Buck brings nearly 30 years of experience coaching middle school, high school, club and college athletes. He has spent 20 of those years in the Camas School District. During that time, he has served as athletic director, associate principal, teacher and coach. He is also the parish associate at St. John’s Presbyterin Church.

In 1992, Buck established the CHS softball program. Under his leadership, the Papermakers won the state championship in 2001 and placed in the top eight at state four times. He has been involved with the American Softball Association for more than 10 years. Buck has also been a volleyball coach at the high school and college levels.

“I enjoy coaching,” Buck said. “I am excited about coming to Clark College with Ty and helping student athletes.”

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