Martin Clayes has joined the Westminster College coaching staff as men's soccer coach and physical education instructor. He is the 11th coach in the 40-year intercollegiate history of Westminster men's soccer. Clayes replaces Eric Steege who leaves Westminster after one season to assume an assistant women's coaching position at NCAA Division I University of Toledo.
Clayes comes to Westminster from Truman State University, where he served as the women’s assistant soccer coach for the past two years. He previously served as the Truman State men’s assistant and then worked as a personal trainer is St. Louis. Clayes had an All-American career as a member of the Truman State men’s team, leading the team is assists in each of his four letter-winning seasons from 2002-05. He led Truman State to a pair of NCAA tournaments and completed a degree in exercise science at Truman State. Clayes played professionally with the St. Louis Lions of the USL in 2007 and 2008.
Clayes and his wife, Allie, live in Columbia.