Christopher Clayton will enter his sixth year on campus, and second as assistant coach, during the 2018-19 season. Clayton played four years for the Hornets from 2013-17, before making the transition to assistant coach. The 2018-19 season will mark Clayton’s second as a member of the coaching staff.
A three-time Big Sky all-academic selection, Clayton redshirted during his first year with the program (2013-14) before playing in the team’s singles and doubles lineups each of his last three years.
Clayton played at the Nos. 4, 5 and the 6 spots in the Hornets’ singles lineup during his career, posting a 29-20 dual record, including a 13-4 mark against Big Sky Conference opposition. He primarily played at No. 5 in the lineup, where he finished with a career record of 20-10.
A two-time Big Sky Player of the Week selection, Clayton also posted 27 career doubles victories. He primarily played at No. 3 in the doubles lineup where he went 24-22 during his career. He was 11-7 against Big Sky opposition, including a 5-2 mark in 2016 and 6-5 in 2017.
During his three active seasons with the Hornets, Clayton helped the team to a 23-10 combined record against conference opposition, including 8-3 marks in both 2016 and 1017, and 7-4 in 2015.
A native of Bristol, England, Clayton earned a degree in psychology and graduated from Sacramento State in the fall of 2017.