William Clay enters his first year on Jaida Williams' staff at Coastal Carolina. He will work with the point guards as well as serve as defensive coordinator.
Clay comes to Conway after two years of interscholastic coaching experience at Christian High School in El Cajon, Calif., where he served as the team's assistant coach and skills development coordinator.
Additionally, Clay spent time as a skills development coach with Ganon Baker Basketball and Toppert Basketball where he coordinated advanced one-on-one workouts for high school and collegiate players focusing on the areas on ball handling, footwork, scoring and defense.
Clay has also worked multiple basketball camps, including the University of Virginia's Elite Camp and numerous high school camps throughout the country.
A Pensacola, Fla., native, Clay played his high school career at Woodham High School, where as a, senior he helped lead the team to a 24-5 season and regular season district championship and earned all-county honors. Following his high school career, Clay played two seasons (2001-2003) at Bishop State Community College before being transferring to Mississippi Valley State University (2003-2005). After his intercollegiate play, Clay spent summer 2011 touring China as a member of the Athletes In Action International Team.
Clay owns a trio of degrees, including a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from Mississippi Valley State in 2005. He went on to earn master's degrees in applied mathematics at both Jackson State (2007) and UC Santa Barbara (2011).