Twenty Questions with Clay – Coming Soon.
Clay Timmons is one of LAVA North’s multi-year head coaching veterans. The homegrown Santa Clarita standout’s volleyball career started as a freshmen in high school at Valencia High and continued over a four-year career that saw him help contribute to the first CIF Southern Section Championship in school history as a member of the Boys Varsity Volleyball Program, wrapping up multiple All-Tournament honors in the process. Though recruited to play collegiately at powerhouse Pierce College Men’s Volleyball Team, Clay elected to remain close to his roots in Santa Clarita — and his coaching career began shortly thereafter, when Clay was approached by representatives of long-time, successful Women’s Volleyball Program at College of the Canyons.
When the Canyons contingent asked if Clay had ever considered coaching, the lights clicked on — and the next chapter in the book of Clay Timmons began. He spent the 2004 season as a volunteer assistant with the Lady Cougars and fell in love with coaching, but the desire to compete on the floor proved too strong; in his off-time Clay formed a Men’s Volleyball Club Team at COC and began competing against many regional junior colleges. Proving himself on the court, Clay transferred to play for the prestigious Men’s Volleyball Program at Santa Monica City College, playing for long-time former SMBC Boys coach John Mayer. Clay earned the Scholar Athlete Award and helped lead his team to the State semi-finals during his time at SMC.
With his playing days finally behind him, Clay moved on to pursue a degree in Exercise Science and Kinesiology from California State Northridge, and rejoined the College of the Canyons Women’s Volleyball coaching staff to continue and advance his love and passion for coaching. His first season back saw the Lady Cougars reach the California State Tournament for the first time in school history. He remains with the program to this day as First Assistant. A long-time coach for the LAVA network of affiliates, Clay was with Revolution Volleyball based out of the Antelope Valley before joining the LAVA North coaching staff, where again he remains to this day.
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