Symmetry Turf has announced that Don Clayton, a 38-year coaching powerhouse, has joined the Symmetry team as a Business Development Manager. Don joins Symmetry after spending the last 20 years as the Cinco Ranch High School (Katy, Texas) Athletic Coordinator/Head Football Coach. In his career, Don has coached at Nederland, Beaumont French, A&M Consolidated, Livingston, and Katy.
Don began his sports career as a 3-sport athlete at Nederland High School before joining the University of Wyoming where he earned 8 letters (4-Football, 4-Baseball) as well as All Conference honors his senior year. Don later signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills as a punter following his college career.
Over the course of his coaching career, Don has been awarded the Houston Touchdown Club Coach of the Year, District Coach of the Year, Houston Texas Coach of the Week, 2014 Marine Semper Fidelis Coach of the Year, Texas Football’s Army Team of the Week, and the Katy ISD Coach of the Year. In addition to his awards, Don has served Texas sports in many roles, including the THSCA Director for Region V, President and Board Member of GHFCA, Executive Board of the GHFCA, State 7on7 Board, Houston Touchdown Club’s Player of the Year Committee, Advisory Board of the Houston Bowl, Coaching Boys Into Men Advisory Board, and coached the Bayou Bowl All Star game in 2005, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Don was inducted into the University of Wyoming Athletic Hall of Honor in September 2016, the Greater Houston Football Coaches Association Hall of Honor in May 2017, the Texas High School Coaches Association Hall of Honor in July 2017, and the Katy ISD Hall of Honor on 2017.
Don and his wife Rhonda have two daughters and sons-in-law as well as four grandchildren. Don likes to spend his free time traveling, golfing, snow skiing, and spoiling his grandkids.
Jason Bell, President of Symmetry Turf said, “We are thrilled Don has made the decision to join the Symmetry team. Don is one of the most well-respected coaches in the business and has made a name for himself based on his high moral character and integrity. He is a perfect fit to represent our brand of excellence in the Southeast Texas market.”
About Symmetry Turf
Symmetry Turf is a sports construction company that specializes in building athletic facilities, sports fields, and tracks for schools, professional stadiums, and municipalities throughout the country. Headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, Symmetry is an industry leader in sports construction and athletic playing surfaces.