Charles Clay Helton is an American college football coach and former player. He was the head coach at the USC Trojans from 2015 to 2021.Helton has also been an assistant coach for the Duke Blue Devils, Houston Cougars and Memphis Tigers. His father, Kim Helton, was a coach in college, the National Football League, and the Canadian Football League.
Clay Helto Wiki Bio
|Birthdate ( Age)||24 June 1972|
|Place of Birth||Gainesville, Florida, United States|
|Parents||Kim Helton, Pam Helton|
|Profession||American football coach|
|Net Worth||$4 Million|
Clay Helton Family, Parents
Helton was born on June 24, 1972, in Gainesville, Florida, where his father Kim Helton, was a graduate assistant for the Florida Gators football team.The Helton family later lived in the Miami, Tampa Bay, and Houston areas, as Kim Helton later coached for the University of Miami, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Houston Oilers.Clay Helton attended Clements High School in Sugar Land, Texas and graduated in 1990.
Clay Helton Wife
Clay Helton is Married with wife Angela Helton.Angela Helton first met Clay while attending high school. The two have been pretty much inseparable ever since. While Clay was the quarterback at Clements High in Sugar Land, Texas; Angela was a member of the dance team that performed at the games. They were the typical high school jock dating the pretty cheerleader. They both graduated in 1990 and have now been married for 22-years.The couple have a 3 children: sons Reid, 23, and Turner, 17, and daughter Aubrey, 21.
Clay Helton Net Worth
Charles Clay Helton is an American college football coach and former player has an estimated Net Worth of $4Million in 2023. All earnings come from his salary as a footbal coach he earn.
In 1995, Helton enrolled at Duke University and became a graduate assistant for the Duke Blue Devils football team under Fred Goldsmith. Helton later was promoted as running backs coach in 1996.Helton joined his father at Houston to be running backs coach in 1997 and remained in that position until 1999, Kim Helton’s final season as head coach.
After leaving Houston, Helton joined Rip Scherer’s staff at Memphis also as running backs coach. Helton stayed on staff under new coach Tommy West, who replaced Scherer in 2001, and moved to coaching the wide receivers in 2003. By 2007, Helton was promoted to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Players Helton coached at Memphis include DeAngelo Williams, a first-round NFL draft pick in 2005, and 2006 Conference USA All-Freshman pick Duke Calhoun.
Helton was hired by USC to be quarterbacks coach in 2010 under Lane Kiffin.In 2013, he was promoted to offensive coordinator.Helton served as the team’s interim head coach during their bowl game after their previous interim head coach, Ed Orgeron, resigned following the hiring of Steve Sarkisian. On October 11, 2015, he once again became the interim head coach of the Trojans after head coach Steve Sarkisian took a leave of absence, and was then subsequently fired.
On November 30, 2015, USC removed the interim tag and formally named Helton the 23rd head coach in school history.After Helton was named the permanent head coach, USC lost its final 2 games of the 2015 season to Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game and Wisconsin in the Holiday Bowl.
In Helton’s first full season as head coach, USC started off 1–3 with losses to Alabama, Stanford, and Utah, but then won its final 8 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.On September 13, 2021, Los Angeles Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke called for Helton’s immediate firing. Helton was released from his duties at USC the same day. His buyout was in the $12 million range.
Clay Helton Twitter is @GSCoachHelton
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