Adam Clay
Adam Clay
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 717-948-6633
Email: arc19@psu.edu
High School: Dallas
Previous College: Bloomsburg

 

Alma Mater - Bloomsburg (2005)

  • Adam Clay, former three time Regional All-American at Bloomsburg University with over fifteen years of coaching experience, will begin his eighth season as head coach of Penn State Harrisburg’s women’s soccer program in the 2019 fall season. 

 

  • In 2012, Clay helped lead the Lions to the North Eastern Atlantic Conference Semi-finals and helped guide two players to the NEAC First team and another athlete to the NEAC second team. 

 

  • In 2013, Clay was the first coach to lead Penn State Harrisburg into Capital Athletic Conference Competition.  His team also had the honor of claiming the school's first ever CAC victory with their 4-0 win over Wesley on October 23rd.  

 

  • In 2015, Clay’s side just missed a playoff run after finishing tied for sixth and losing on a head to head tiebreaker to advance.  The team led the very competitive Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) leading in scoring with 27 goals and freshman Kristen Stark earned the programs first ever CAC First Team All-Conference nod as well as the  Rookie of the Year Award.

 

  • In 2017, The Lions were the first women's team sport to earn a spot in the CAC plyoffs as the sixth seed.  They also earned a bid and advanced to the ECAC Elite 8, defeating the #1 seed Lebanon Valley College.  

 

  • In 2018, Harrisburg lost in the playoffs to the eventual runner up, Mary Washington, 1-0.  Coach Clay helped three players make the CAC All Conference Team, a record for the women's programs at Penn State Harrisburg.

 

  • As a player, Clay earned all-conference honors as a senior at Dallas Senior High School and was a part of state championship contending teams in 1999 and 2000. 

 

  • Clay had a successful collegiate career at Bloomsburg University where he was a team captain for two seasons and a three-time Regional All-American First-Team selection.  He is currently Bloomsburg Universities 3rd all time leading scorer and was the recipient of the Danny Litwhiler Award—Underclass Male Athlete of the Year in 2003.

 

  • Clay was name to the Bloomsburg University Athletics 2018 Hall of Fame Class.  

 

  • He followed it up with a professional stint playing for the Reading Rage in 2004 and then signed with the Harrisburg City Islanders in 2005.  Clay won a USL National Championship as a member of the City Islanders in 2007.

 

  • Clay was the first assistant for the men’s team at Bloomsburg in 2005.   He has been coaching in the Hershey area since 2005, including being named the Hershey Soccer Club Coaching Director in 2010. 

 

  • Clay is the founder and former player/head coach of  the semi-professional team Hershey FC .  Hershey FC competes in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)which has over 100 teams across the country.

 

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