About Clayton Brown

Clayton Brown grew up in Flint, Michigan and now resides in Detroit, Michigan. Most of Clayton's life has been spent playing competitive hockey for local travel teams including Little Caesars Midget Major AAA in 2007. Before playing in college Clayton played 3 seasons of Junior hockey in Ontario Canada (GOJHL) (NOJHL) as well as in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (AJHL) and Rochester, New York (EJHL). Clayton played College hockey for Liberty University (spring 2011-fall 2013) making 2 National Tournament Appearances and for Davenport University (2014-2016) making 2 more National tournament appearances. At Davenport Clayton achieved a Regular Season Conference Championship (2015-2016) as well as received All League Goaltender for the GLCHL including many other accolades and conference titles. 

Clayton's Professional coaching career began in 2007 at Bandits Goalie School. There he worked as the Head of Development and Director of On and Off-Ice Operations for 13 years. Although grateful for his time spent with Bandits Goalie School, Clayton's insatiable desire to learn and grow drove him to create his own company, and develop a philosophy and way of teaching that is objective and unique; it truly fits with any style of goaltender. 

As a professional coach Clayton has had the opportunity to collaborate with, learn from and share ideas with high caliber goalies including Jack Campbell (LA Kings) Scott Wedgewood (Dallas Stars) Zach Nagelvoort (Edmonton Oilers), Alex Nedeljkovic (Detroit Red Wings), Dylan St. Cyr (Notre Dame NCAA), Derek Schaedig (Harvard University) and many more.

 

Clayton has learned from the very best in the game of hockey and with his 

acquired knowledge and experience he has honed his craft and created a coaching style that truly brings out the very best in every athlete. In 2016/17 Clayton added a National Championship to his resume, leading Aquinas College to win their very first National Championship with a 34-5-1 record. The Aquinas Goaltenders gained recognition for best Save Percentages and Goals Against as well as League Recognition.

 

Whether you are a first-year goalie or a seasoned veteran, Clayton has the knowledge and skill to tweak, enhance and transform your game in order to bring out the Champion in you.

 

"I am one of the best because I learn from the best." 

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Qualifications
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Owner And Director of Iconic Goaltending Development:

15 Years of professional instruction experience, including nutrition, physical and mental training.

Clayton personally mentors over 100 teams' goaltenders; provides individualized goalie instruction all over the US and Canada for amateur to professional.

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Oakland University ACHA D1 & D3 Goaltending Consultant 2018/Present:

Goalie Coach 

Aquinas College Men and Women's Varsity Goaltending Consultant 2016/17:

Goalie Coach and Assistant Coach

*Men's National Champions 2016-2017

*Men's Conference Champions 2016-2017

*Men's League Champions 2016-2017

USA Hockey Selects:

Scout 2016-17, 2021-22

GDL Metro Detroit: 51in30

Bandits Goalie School Head Instructor Director of On-Ice and Off-Ice Operations:  

15 years of Instruction experience, including nutrition, physical and mental training. 

Goalies I have had the privilege of working with and have learned from during their career.
Playing Experience
  • 2007 Little Caesars Midget Major

  • 2008 Powers Catholic HS (state runner up)

  • 2008 Lasalle Vipers (GOJHL)

  • 2009 Soo Eagles Jr. A (NOJHL), Philadelphia Jr. Flyers (AJHL)

  • 2010 Rochester Stars (EJHL)

  • 2011-2013 Liberty University

  • 2014-2016 Davenport University

Matt Kaludis: Danville Dashers FHL

James Durham: Brown University NCAA D1

Grant Adams: St. Lawrence University NCAA D1

Derek Schaedig: Harvard University NCAA D1

Alex Mosquera: Lawrence University NCAA D3

Sean Schmeiser: Aquinas College 2016/17 National Champion

Matt Glowacki: Aquinas College 2016/17 National Champion

Parker Rey: Swan Valley Stampeders MJHL

Kaidan Mbereko: USDP U16

Gibson Homer: USDP U16

Carson Musser: USDP U17

Andrew Lowen: Comox Valley Glacier Kings VIJHL

Hayden Lee: Team Korea/ Rocky Mountain U18 AAA

John Angerman: Victory Honda U18

Dylan Martin: Little Caesars U18

Caleb Kril: Belle Tire U18 AAA

Paul Potosnak: Victory Honda U16 AAA

Lukas Dandurand: Belle Tire U16 AAA

Kevin Jones: Victory Honda U16 AAA

James King: Fox Motors U16 AAA

Nick Kelly: Fox Motors U15 AAA

David Lee: New Jersey Hitmen U18

Connor Boucha: Oakland University ACHA D1

Tom Grassano: Oakland University ACHA D1

Eric Schuch: Adrian University ACHA D1

Alex Hufford: Western Michigan ACHA D1

Zach Janis: Davenport University ACHA D1

Lukas Schutt: Hope College ACHA D3

Cole Evans: Culver Military Academy

Jacob Mclelland: Milwaukee School of Eng ACHA D3

Noah Altman: Wenatchee Wild BCHL

Shawn Brown: Florida Everglades EJHLP

Harrison Fleming: Caledonia Corvairs GOJHL

Eli Harris-Trent: Fox Motors AAA

Alex Houston: U16 Skipjacks AAA

AND MANY MORE!

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Coaching Awards
  • ACHA Conference Champions 2016/17

  • ACHA National Tournament Finalist 2016/2017

  • ACHA National Champions 2016/17

Education​
2011-2016

Bachelors degree in Business Management from Davenport University

 

2017-2018

Study for Priestly Formation at Sacred Heart Major Theological Seminary in Detroit with focused studies in Theology, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Thomistic Philosophy, Metaphysics, Socratic Logic, Ecclesiastical Latin, Church History, Biblical Studies, Gregorian Chant, 60 mins of mental prayer/vocal prayer and 20 minutes of daily spiritual reading.