Jack Clark- Former MLB All-Star
Born in New Brighton, Pennsylvania, Jack Clark grew up in Southern California where he excelled in high school sports, culminating in his being taken in the 1973 baseball draft by the San Francisco Giants organization. After a brief stint in the Rookie and Minor Leagues, he made his Major League debut in 1975, appearing in 8 games with the Giants. He went on to a great career that started in 1975 and ended in 1992. He ended his career with 340 career home runs and 1826 hits, Jack ranks as one of the premier sluggers in baseball history and remains ranked in the top 100 in baseball history in career home runs. He is one of only a few players in MLB history to hit 25 or more home runs with 5 different teams.
In January, 1999, Jack returned to the ranks of professional baseball with his selection and appointment as Field Manager of the River City Rascals of the Independent Frontier League for its inaugural season. In 2000, Jack served as the Hitting Coach for the San Bernardino Stampede, the Class A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and in 2001, Jack joined the staff of the Los Angeles Dodgers as their Major League Hitting Coach.
From 2004-2008, Jack has held various positions in independent minor league baseball including the role of Vice President of Player Personnel for the Mid-Missouri Mavericks of the Frontier League as well as Vice-President of Baseball Operations for the River City Rascals of the Frontier League. In 2009, he returned to the dugout as the Manager of the Springfield Sliders, Springfield, Illinois, a collegiate summer team in the Prospect League.
In 2009, Jack also began a career in sports media, doing pre-game and post-game broadcast work for FOX Sports Midwest. He is a regular on 101 ESPN St. Louis Sports Radio where he hosts an afternoon drivetime stint – “Rippin’ It With The Ripper” as well as frequent appearances as a guest analysist on the 101 ESPN morning Sports Show – “The Fast Lane”.
Jack remains active in the St. Louis area pursuing various endorsement opportunities including, corporate charitable and personal appearances. He is also active in numerous charitable fund raising activities including work for the Taylor Hooten Foundation, among others.
Tom Roy- Unlimited Potential Inc.
Tom Roy is the President and Founder of UPI. After a very brief time in the S.F. Giants organization, Tom went on to a career in radio, taking his first job in West Virginia. Shortly after that he felt the call of God to pursue a college degree and enrolled at Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. Upon completion of that degree he took a head baseball coaching job at a local high school for 3 years. He continued in that profession, coaching also at the college level for 9 years.
In 1979 God put UPI on Tom and Carins hearts. In 1980 the ministry became a reality. Tom ministered to players thru chapels, in camps and clincs for 28 years. He has had the honor to serve Christ through UPI in many venues, including speaking and conducting clinics in over 60 countries.
Tom and Carin reside in Winona Lake, Indiana and have two daughters, Amy and Lindsay, and 6 grandchildren (Hannah, Luke, Faith, Tommy, Sam and Lainey).
In January of 2008 he assumed the role of President/Founder and now finds himself working with the Advancement of the ministry as well as staying in contact with “UPI alumni” and caring for ballplayers through counseling.