Clay is from Ada, Oklahoma and has over 10 years of coaching experience. He finished his junior career ranked third in Oklahoma and in the top ten in Missouri Valley. He attended Tyler Junior College in Tyler, TX, where he won a national title in singles and doubles, was a two time all-American and went undefeated during his 2008 spring season. In 2009 he attended Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA where he played number one singles and doubles. Since 2012 he has worked at Davidson Tennis Academy in Virginia Beach, VA, where he worked with local, regional and nationally ranked juniors as part of the high performance junior academy.