Clay Helton

Georgia Southern Extra: Football coach Clay Helton making the rounds at Eagle Club Tour stops

Depending on the sport at Georgia Southern, the teams are dealing with the past, present and future — and often all of the above. Head football coach Clay Helton, for example, has been a prime attraction at the Eagle Club Tour stops this offseason. The new coach attended the event May 5 at Effingham County High School in Springfield and talked about his experience since he was hired Nov. 2, 2021.
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Clay Helton makes appearance in Augusta, talks building national contender

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - New Georgia Southern head football coach Clay Helton made his first public appearance in Augusta Monday, speaking to Eagle Club members at TopGolf in Augusta. Helton’s in his first season with the Eagles, and they just finished spring practice over the weekend with their spring game....
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How Georgia Southern football coach Clay Helton impressed Savannah fans and boosters

Clay Helton was born with football in his blood. His father, Kim Helton, has 52 years of coaching experience in college and the NFL and currently serves as an offensive analyst for his other son, Tyson Helton, the head coach at Western Kentucky. Clay Helton learned how to relate with people and command a room from his father — and those lessons were on display Monday night as Helton met with fans and boosters at the Georgia Southern...

Make it three former Huskies coaches as Clay Helton builds Georgia Southern football staff

The pipeline from the University of Washington to Georgia Southern made another delivery on Friday. Former Huskies defensive line coach Elwyn "Rip" Rowan will have the same coaching duties under new head coach Clay Helton. Rowan, 30, was on the Washington staff this past season with then-defensive backs coach Will Harris and then-defensive analyst...

Georgia Southern adds linebackers coach as Clay Helton continues to build football staff

Georgia Southern's new head football coach Clay Helton again has looked to the West Coast — and the University of Washington in particular — for his latest coaching hire. Aaron Schwanz, a defensive analyst this past season at Washington, has been hired as the Georgia Southern linebackers coach. Schwanz, who also coached at Power 5 programs...

Clay Helton hires former USC assistant Bryan Ellis as OC at Georgia Southern

Former USC head coach Clay Helton will bring a familiar name to Georgia Southern as he looks to rebuild the Eagles. Helton has hired former USC quarterbacks coach Bryan Ellis as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Southern, the Eagles announced on Monday as previously reported by Bruce Feldman. Ellis has been on the staff at Western Kentucky since 2019, most recently serving as the co-offensive coordinator and inside receivers coach.

Sources: Clay Helton has his new offensive coordinator

Clay Helton is going to work assembling his inaugural staff at Georgia Southern, and not surprisingly it’s expected to have ties to Helton’s run at University of Southern California. Presently the co-offensive coordinator at Western Kentucky, Ellis is a familiar face from Helton’s time at USC; Ellis served the Trojans...