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Meet Coach Anthony Clayton

Seasoned basketball coach and trainer

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Coach Clayton's impressive career began in 2002 as a trainer, and he has since gone on to become a Boy Varsity coach for six years, a high school junior varsity coach for three years, and the head coach for High Rise Hoops from 2005 to 2019. In 2020 and 2021, Coach Clayton took on the role of head basketball coach for Rancho Elite Academy, further expanding his expertise.

Coach Clayton's skills and dedication have resulted in numerous successes over the years. In 2006, he led his AAU 8th grade boys basketball team to first place on the entire west coast. More recently, in 2022, Coach Clayton's 16u boys basketball team won first place in the Prep Hoops circuit during his tenure at Rancho Elite Academy. In the 2021-2022 high school basketball season, Coach Clayton served as the boy varsity assistant coach that won the CIF 5AA Southern Section Championship and finished in the quarterfinals of the State Regionals. ​ With experience coaching boys and girls from ages 8 to 18 and training athletes from 6 years old to college level, Coach Clayton has a diverse skill set that he brings to every practice and game. He holds an Associate's degree in Accounting, a Bachelor's degree in Management, a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership, and a Doctoral degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Strategy and Innovation. ​ Coach Clayton is married to Kayla Clayton, the marketing director of High Rise Hoops, and has three children: Jordan, who is currently pursuing his dream of being a collegiate student-athlete, Genevieve, and Kobe. Outside of basketball, Coach Clayton enjoys business consulting, reading, and astronomy.

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Coach Clayton's passion for basketball and unwavering dedication to his athletes have made him a respected figure in the industry.


Let him help you take your game to the next level.

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