Arnika Clements joins the program as an administrative assistant after 15 years at Fairfield High School where she served in various capacities including athletics director, basketball coach and teacher.
Clements coached former Tigers Carol Smith (2001-02) and Tiffany Presley (2000-2004), in addition to current junior DeWanna Bonner, at Fairfield.
Clements has been the basketball coach at Fairfield for the past 13 years and during that time her teams have reached the regional tournament nine times and have made the Final Four on four occasions. During her span as head basketball coach, Clements compiled a 266-89 record en route to being named Coach of the Year six times by various organizations. She has been both the athletics director and head basketball coach the past five seasons.
In addition to her role as head girls coach, Clements served as athletics director for five years and a math teacher for 15 years at Fairfield. She also coordinated "The Complete Female Athlete" symposium, spoke at various conferences and was the facilitator for the NCAA Guidelines and Compliance Seminar for college bound athletes.
Clements graduated from Alabama A&M in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics with a minor in physics. She earned her Master of Arts in Education with a focus in mathematics from the University of Montevallo in 1996. Clements has a 12-year-old daughter, Chanel.