Clay Helton - Updated Feb 2024

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Clay Helton

Clay Helton is a former player and American college football coach. Clay Helton is currently the head coach at Georgia Southern.

Early Life

Helton was born on June 24, 1972. As of now, he is 51 years old. He was born in Gainesville, Florida, where his father was a graduate assistant for the Florida Gators football team.

Later on, the Helton family lived in the Miami, Tampa Bay, and Houston areas, as his father later coached for the University of Miami, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Houston Oilers. The name of his father is Kim Helton and the name of his mother is Pam Helton.

The Zodiac sign of Clay Helton is Cancer. He has a brother named Tyson Helton. He follows the Christian religion. Likewise, he is an American with nationality.


Talking about his educational background, Clay Helton attended Clements High School and graduated in 1990 in Sugar Land, Texas.


Helton played college football at Auburn as the quarterback after redshirting his freshman year. After his father was hired as head coach Helton transferred to Houston in 1993.

In 1994 with a degree in mathematics and interdisciplinary science, he graduated from Houston. Helton completed 47 of 87 passes for 420 yards in Houston, one touchdown, and four interceptions, and played 16 games.

Helton enrolled at Duke University in 1995. Later on, he became a graduate assistant for the Duke Blue Devils football team under Fred Goldsmith. In 1996 Helton later was promoted to running backs coach. In 1997 Helton joined his father at Houston to be running backs coach and remained in that position until 1999. It was Kim Helton’s final season as head coach.

Helton joined Rip Scherer’s staff at Memphis after leaving Houston, also as running backs coach. Tommy West replaced Scherer in 2001 Helton stayed on staff under coach Tommy West and moved to coach the wide receivers in 2003.

By 2007, Helton was promoted to quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. Moreover, in 2005 Players Helton coached at Memphis include DeAngelo Williams, a first-round NFL draft pick, and 2006 Conference USA All-Freshman pick Duke Calhoun.

More about his career

In 2010 Lane Kiffin Helton was hired by USC to be a quarterbacks coach. Later on, he was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2013. During their bowl game after their previous interim head coach Helton served as the team’s interim head coach, Ed Orgeron, resigned following the hiring of Steve Sarkisian.

He once again became the interim head coach of the Trojans on October 11, 2015, after head coach Steve Sarkisian took a leave of absence, and was then subsequently fired. Furthermore, USC removed the interim tag on November 30, 2015, and formally named Helton the 23rd head coach in school history.

USC lost its final two games of the 2015 season to Stanford after Helton was named the permanent head coach, in the Pac-12 championship game and Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl.  USC started 1–3 with losses to Stanford, Alabama, and Utah, in Helton’s first full season as head coach.

Moreover, it won the final eight games of the 2016 regular season as well as the Rose Bowl against Penn State to end the season with a record of 10–3 and third place in the AP poll. Helton was relieved of his duties at USC after a loss to Stanford on September 13, 2021.

Likewise, his buyout was in the $12 million range. Helton’s record was 46-24 as the Trojans’ coach including two stints as the interim head coach, including a Rose Bowl win to cap the 2016 season. In the 2021–22 season, USC went 1-1 under Helton.

Clay Helton

Caption: Clay Helton while coaching. Source: Oregon Live.

Clay Helton – Net Worth 2024

Clay is a Professional football coach who was known as a football player based in America. He has a net worth of around $3 million.

Personal Life

Clay Helton is a married guy. The name of his wife is Angela Helton. The couple has three children named sons Reid and Turner and daughter Aubrey. Likewise, the marriage date is not yet updated.

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Caption: Clay Helton with his wife. Source: Twitter.

Clay Helton – Body Measurements

Clay Helton has a height of 6 ft 1 inch. The weight of his body is 178 lb/ 81 kg. Likewise, he has got an Eye Color of Dark Brown and gray hair color. Other measurements like shoe size dress size etc. are not available.

Social Media

Moreover, he has got 8542 followers on his Instagram account. On Twitter, he has got 4.8k followers. Moreover, he is not active on Facebook.