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Oak Ridge coach Jason Clark remembered as a family man; man of the community

By: Matt Long, Sports Editor
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Oak Ridge football coach Jason Clark will be remembered as a family man and a man of the El Dorado Hills community.

Clark, the freshman head football coach at Oak Ridge High the last three seasons, passed away Jan. 4 from complications from pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, Andrea, and five kids.

“Jason was a family man with five kids, and a man about the community,” Oak Ridge varsity head football coach Eric Cavaliere said. “He was a servant of the El Dorado Hills community, especially with youth sports. He was on the Jr. Trojans youth football board for several years. He had a tremendous influence on young people. He went above and beyond the call of duty to do what’s right for young people. He will be missed, but his legacy will remain strong within our community.”

Clark’s kids range in age from 2 to 20. His oldest son, Aden, played for his dad on Oak Ridge’s freshman football team this past fall.

The Oak Ridge freshman football team, along with some other players in the program, painted the rocks on El Dorado Hills Blvd. on Saturday in memory of their coach.

A memorial fund has been set up in Clark’s name for his family at Umpqua Bank in El Dorado Hills. Donations can be made to his family through account #4869974321. Online donations to the Clark family can also be made through the Oak Ridge High School Foundation website at www.orhsfoundation.com under “donations.” You will need to specify “Jason Clark Memorial Fund” in the notes.

Celebration of Life services for Clark will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the District Church located at 7000 Rossmore Lane in El Dorado Hills.