TG Lions announce an addition to Director of Coaching

TG Lions announce the hiring of Martin Clayes as a Director of Coaching. Clayes, a former St. Louis Lion (2007-2010) holds a USSF A Youth License and joins the club after serving as the Technical Lead Coach for the St. Louis FC/SLSG IL Development Academy program. He is also the current Head Men’s and Women’s for East Central College in Union, Missouri.

Prior to his stint with STLFC/SLSG Clayes served as the NPL Director for Tulsa Soccer Club in Oklahoma as well as a coach for the ECNL Boys Program. With a wealth of experience in youth and college soccer Clayes returns to Cottleville as part of the clubs ongoing efforts to improve player development in St. Charles County.

Clayes said: “I am excited to be back working with Tony and working to grow the TG Lions Academy. The club sits in a unique position where it can offer players in St. Charles a full pathway from entry to USL 2 and one of my goals is to show the Elite player in this area that we can offer a high level program and can help them reach their collegiate or professional goals”

                           Photo Courtesy of Bill Barrett -2009 St. Louis Lions #17 Martin Clayes

“I am glad to have Martin back in the area, and specifically working with our club. He will be a great asset to all our players; he has gained so much experience as a coach in the past 10 years”. Added Club Director Tony Glavin.