Clay Booth was introduced as an assistant coach for the baseball program prior to the 2013 seaseon. Prior to being selected as assistant coach, Booth worked as a graduate assistant with former head coach Q.V. Lowe and current head coach Marty Lovrich.
During his tenure on the Warhawk coaching staff, Booth has helped the Warhawks to a 280-174-1 record, good for a .616 winning percentage. He has assisted with AUM making four NAIA Opening Round Tournament appearances and has coached 13 all-conference performers, two All-West Division selections and two NAIA All-Americans. Booth, who worked primarily with the catchers as a graduate assistant, also helped former Warhawk Michael Dugan to three SSAC Gold Glove awards and a pair of all-conference honors.
Booth joined the coaching staff following a successful two-year playing career at AUM.
A member of the 2009 AUM team, which advanced to the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round, he appeared in 80 career games for the Warhawks, finishing with a .291 career batting average. He recorded 12 doubles and four home runs, while driving in 46 runs.
Prior to his arrival at AUM, Booth was a two-year letterwinner at Shelton State Community College, where he helped the Bucs to a fourth-place finish at the Junior College World Series as a senior. During his career at SSCC, Booth posted a .296 batting average with 11 doubles and 41 runs batted in.
A native of Tuscaloosa, Booth prepped at Tuscaloosa High School, where he played for head coach Kenny Burns. He is the son of Billy and Tracey Booth. He has one sister, Ashley, and one brother, Brett, who plays baseball for the University of Alabama. He earned his bachelor’s degree from AUM in secondary education and sports leadership in 2010.