Clayton Brown grew up in Flint, Michigan and now resides in Grand Rapids Michigan. Clayton grew up playing competitive hockey for the local Flint travel teams where he won a national tier two title in 2003. Clayton moved on to play for high school powerhouse Flint Powers Catholic High School where his team made 3 state championship appearances. Clayton also played for Little Caesars Midget Major AAA in 2007.
After graduating from Flint Powers Catholic High School in 2008, Clayton furthered his hockey career, moving on to play junior hockey in LaSalle Ontario for the LaSalle Vipers in the GOJHL. Clayton's junior career continued to hone his skills playing three seasons in the NOJHL, AJHL, and EJHL.
In 2011 Clayton moved to Virginia where he played 2 years at Liberty University (ACHA D1). Clayton played a pivotal role in both seasons making two national tournament appearances.
In 2014 Clayton transferred to Davenport University (ACHA D1) where he won all league goaltender in 2014/15 as well as wining the Blue Grey Cup (2014/15, 2015/16), the Goodluck Duck in (2014/15, 2015/16) and GLCHL Regular season league title in 2015/16.
Coaching and Academics
Clayton graduated from Davenport University in 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Business. He has been a student and an instructor at Bandits Goalie School since 2005. Clayton is also the goalie coach for ACHA powerhouse Aquinas College which is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Clayton oversees the program's goalie development, recruiting and game day analysis.
Clayton has always been a serious student of the game. His vast amount of goaltending knowledge has been acquired from his mentors and as an experienced college player and goaltending coach. Clayton's passion for the game is fueled by sharing his experience and knowledge of the game with younger students.
Clayton has extensive experience in on ice goalie training, off ice training, nutrition and even sports psychological training. This knowledge in combination with his strong faith drives Clayton to constantly look for new ways to encourage his students to be the best person and goaltender they can be.