Clinton Crouch recently joined the Georgetown Men’s Basketball coaching staff as the Special Assistant to the Head Coach. The veteran coach brings nearly two decades of experience at the high school and professional levels.
Crouch comes to the Hilltop after spending seven years at The Skills Society, where he oversaw the development of dozens of professional athletes from the NBA and WNBA. Through pre-draft, in-season, and off-season programs, Crouch was instrumental in the development of multiple lottery picks, several draft picks, all-stars, and collegiate All-Americans.
In 2010, Crouch served as the Director of Player Development and Assistant Coach for the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. While on staff, he helped lead the organization to its first 20-win season team and its first Eastern Conference Regular Season title. That year, the Mystics also sent a franchise-record three players to the All-Star Game.
Crouch served as the head coach at Friendship Collegiate Academy in Washington, D.C. from 2006-10, where he guided the Knights to an overall record of 113-27, averaging more than 28 wins per season including a school-record 34 wins in 2008. During his time at Friendship, Crouch led the Knights to three-straight top 10 finishes (2007-10). His teams finished with the highest GPA of all team sports for three-consecutive years at Friendship and generated more scholarships in that span than all other DC Public Schools combined.
Before Friendship Collegiate Academy, Crouch served the top assistant under the late Gerald Moore at Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Maryland. There, he helped guide Friendly to a three-year overall record of 77-7, including back-to-back Maryland State Championships in 2003 and 2004. He was on the Capital Classic Coaching staff in 2004, a game featuring future NBA Stars Rajon Rondo, Dwight Howard, Rudy Gay and LaMarcus Aldridge.
In his nine seasons as a high school basketball coach, Crouch’s teams won 190 games and he coached five All-Americans, seven future professionals, one high school player of the year and dozens of players who earned collegiate scholarships.
Born and raised in Washington, D.C., Crouch led the state of Maryland in scoring and garnered several awards including First Team PG County and Washington Post All-Met honors while at Full Gospel. After lettering for four years, he graduated with a B.A. in marketing from Saint Francis University and earned a master’s degree in educational administration from Strayer University.
Crouch and his wife Yodit have three children.