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Clay Helton

Clay Helton
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Interim head coach, offensive coordinator
Team USC
Conference Pac-12
Biographical details
Born (1972-06-24) June 24, 1972
Alma mater Houston
Playing career
1990–1992 Auburn
1993–1994 Houston
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1995 Duke (GA)
1996 Duke (RB)
1997–1999 Houston (RB)
2000–2002 Memphis (RB)
2003–2006 Memphis (WR)
2007–2009 Memphis (OC/QB)
2010–2011 USC (QB)
2012 USC (PGC/QB)
2013 USC (OC/QB/interim HC)
2014 USC (OC/QB)
2015–present USC (OC/QB/interim HC)
Head coaching record
Overall 3–1
Bowls 1–0
College Football Data Warehouse

Clay Helton (born June 24, 1972) is an Steve Sarkisian took a leave of absence, and was then subsequently fired.[3]

Helton has also been a coach for Duke Blue Devils, Houston Cougars and Memphis Tigers. His father, Kim Helton, was a coach in college, the National Football League and the Canadian Football League from 1973-2011.


  • Head coaching record 1
  • Notes 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
USC Trojans (Pacific-12 Conference) (2013)
2013 USC 1–0[a] 0–0 W Las Vegas
2015 USC 2–1[b] 2–0
USC: 3–1 2–0
Total: 3–1


  • ^Steve Sarkisian was hired to become head coach of USC beginning in 2014. Helton was named interim head coach and coached USC in the 2013 Las Vegas Bowl.
  • ^Steve Sarkisian was the head coach for the first five games of the season. Helton was named interim head coach after Sarkisian took a leave of absence, and was then fired.


  1. ^ USC football: Lane Kiffin confirms Clay Helton hiring during evacuation at NCAA hearing
  2. ^ USC football: Lane Kiffin names Clay Helton offensive coordinator
  3. ^

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