Clayman promoted to Assistant Coach at Southern Utah

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 Head coach Todd Simon and the Thunderbird men’s basketball program has announced the promotion of Flynn Clayman to full time Assistant Coach ahead of the 2019-2020 campaign.

Clayman has been with the program since August of 2017, serving as a Special Assistant for the Thunderbirds.

“Flynn will do a great job in his new role,” Simon said. “He has proven in his time here to have an excellent knowledge of the game. His past experiences as a player will be an asset for him both with teaching and recruiting.”

Prior to his time at Southern Utah, Clayman was coaching in Australia as the head coach for AUSA Hoops, which helps develops basketball players and find them a home in the United States to play college basketball. During his time at AUSA, 16 different players coached went on to NCAA Division I scholarships, including 2019 NBL Australia Rookie of the Year, Harry Froling.

Clayman’s first coaching experience came as an assistant coach for BTI Basketball Club, an AAU club out of the Los Angeles, coaching 2019 Ivy League Player of the Year, Miye Oni.

Clayman played professionally for four years from 2012-2016, for Dinamo Tbilisi (Republic of Georgia), San Vicente (Ecuador), Liga Sorocaba (Brazil), Hapoel Eilat (Israel), Galil Gilboa (Israel), Galil Elion (Israel), and Elitzur Yavne (Israel). In the 2012-2013 season, he won Rookie of the Year in Georgia, as well as an All-Star selection. He was amongst the top three in the Ecuadorian League in three-point field goals and points per game average.

In the 2011-12 season, played at the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky where his team won the Mid-South Conference Championship and reached the National Tournament in Kansas City. During that season he led the NAIA in three point field goal percentage at 48.1%.

From 2009-2011, played at Troy University in Alabama. In the 2010 season they won the Sun Belt Regular Season Championship and played in the NIT.

From 2007-2009, he played at Colorado State University.

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