Co-Lin Wolves Baseball Camps
Head Coach Clay Smith
A player’s coach who seeks to instill toughness and maturity into his teams, Copiah-Lincoln head baseball coach Clay Smith begins his seventh season leading the program. He also serves as an instructor in the health, physical education and recreation division.
Smith served 10 years as an associate head coach and recruiting coordinator under head coach Hill Denson at Belhaven University before coming to Co-Lin. While at Belhaven, Smith coached five NAIA All-Americans, 27 All-Southern States Athletic Conference players as well as the 2007 Boo Ferris Award Finalist Thomas Royals and 2009 Boo Ferris Award Winner Craig Westcott. During his time at Belhaven, the Blazers won six Southern States Athletic Conference championships (2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), made seven appearances in NAIA post-season tournaments, and played in the 2010 NAIA World Series. The Blazers averaged 38 wins a season and had six 40+ win seasons. Four former Blazers were drafted in the Major League Baseball Draft, and 11 signed professional contracts.
Prior to his coaching stint at Belhaven, Smith was an assistant baseball coach at the University of Southern Mississippi (2000-2002) where he coached five All-Conference USA players and three freshmen All-Americans.
Smith received his bachelor’s degree in biological science and his master’s degree in sports administration from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Smith and his wife, Carrie, have two children, Carley Clayton (CC) and Grady.