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Stan Clayton, a former Penn State national champion and NFL player, boasts 15-plus years of coaching experience with offensive lines and is in the midst of his fifth season at Lafayette.
In 2013, Clayton will have the opportunity to work with an offensive line that returns all five starters, Clayton's first chance to do so during his Lafayette tenure. The group includes 2012 All-Patriot League Second-Team selection Luke Chairolanzio '15 at left tackle and Academic All-District selection Brad Bormann '14 at left guard. Both enter their third seasons as starters.
In 2011, Clayton managed a line that featured All-Patriot League First-Team honoree Scott Biel '12, who started every game his final three seasons. He also oversaw the development of Chiarolanzio at right tackle.
In 2010, Clayton coached Biel and Anthony Buffolino '12 to All-Patriot League Second-Team selections. In his first season with the Leopards in 2009, Clayton mentored two All-Patriot League performers in tackle Ryan Hart-Predmore '10 and center Mike Wojcik '10. Both were integral parts in the pass protection scheme that helped Lafayette lead the nation in passing efficiency and finish among the nation's statistical leaders in passing offense (11th) and total offense (15th).
Clayton came to College Hill after three seasons at Toledo where he coached a 2008 NFL third-round draft pick, John Greco, and led the offensive line to a No. 2 ranking in the Mid-American Conference and a No. 19 ranking in the nation for fewest sacks allowed (16) in 2007. The Toledo offense led the MAC in rushing and total offense and was second in scoring during that season.
He also spent six years at Princeton as the offensive line coach and running game coordinator. While with the Tigers, he coached Ross Tucker and Dennis Norman, both of whom went on to spend at least seven years in the NFL.
Clayton graduated from Penn State in 1988 with a degree in Administration of Justice and a minor in Business Law. While at Penn State, he was a member of the 1986 national championship team and a 1987 All-America honorable mention.
He was a 10th-round selection of the Atlanta Falcons in the 1988 draft and played for the next four years in the NFL with Atlanta (1988-89), New England (1990-91) and Pittsburgh (1992).
After his NFL career, the Cherry Hill, N.J. native returned to Penn State as an assistant coach in 1995 for one year before serving stints at Massachusetts and Alabama State. He also spent six summers participating in the NFL's minority coaching fellowship program with Chicago, New York (Giants), Philadelphia and Tennessee.
Clayton is married to the former Kathleen Griffin.
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