To hear the guy who did the hiring tell it, Alex Kirk earned his new job based on what he did prior to the interview.“What really impressed myself and the advisory board was his preparation,” the Clark College athletic director said about Wednesday’s addition of Kirk as the school’s men’s basketball coach. “He came in with a program of what his first 100 days would look like at Clark College. He is very skilled at using today’s technology to improve efficiencies on and off the court.”Kirk, 26, comes to Clark after one season as varsity coach at King’s Way Christian in Vancouver, where he guided the Knights to an 18-9 record and a spot in the Class 1B state semifinals. He previously worked as director of basketball operations at the University of Portland, as an assistant at Mountain View High School, and with the Dan Dickau Basketball Academy.Denny Huston, former athletic director at Clark, knew Kirk from the coach’s days at Portland and followed the King’s Way team last season.“I went out and watched some of his practices,” Huston said. “The guy is so far ahead of everybody as far as his communication that he blew me away.” Alex Kirk, Clark College men’s basketball coach.