Clayton is entering his ninth year of coaching and fourth year in the role of Club Director. He graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in English with a Secondary Emphasis and a Masters in Teaching. Clayton currently works as an 8th grade teacher at Fairhaven Middle School and has run their middle school volleyball program for three years now. He greatly enjoys further pursuing his passion of coaching and mentoring as he spends his spare time coaching track and XC at FMS and has been leading two groups of guys at Ferndale High School and Sehome High School as a Young Life leader.
Clayton played club volleyball with the WWU Men’s Volleyball Club in 2010 and brought back the club for the 2014-16 seasons. He has assisted the WWU Women’s Volleyball Club for seven years and volunteered two seasons as a head coach for the Ferndale Boys and Girls Club. Clayton strives to improve the volleyball IQ of his players and instill a strong sense of confidence and competitiveness in his athletes on and off the court. Clayton's teams seek success on and off the court as athletes and individuals. With Coach Kinsey, they took their 2019-2020 U16 Summit to the highest ranking in our club history - placing 3rd out of 65 teams in Powerleague.
"I am really excited about getting to work with my athletes again for another season - we've been working hard during the off-season and truly enjoying the time we get together. I appreciate their dedication to growth, fun, and excellence; I can't wait to see where this season takes us. Furthermore, I can't wait to continue growing boys volleyball in Whatcom County and continue to share my passion and love for the game!"