News Archive

Josh Clayton To Lead Milford Wrestling Program For 2020-21 Season

Posted on: July 9, 2020

The Milford High School Department of Athletics is pleased to announce that Josh Clayton will lead the Eagles’ wrestling program for the 2020-21 season as the interim varsity head coach. Clayton has served the last several years as a coach with the Milford Junior High after retiring from the US Marine Corps.

"I am ecstatic to announce Josh Clayton as our next leader of the Milford Eagles wrestling program,” stated Athletic Director Aaron Zupka. “He exemplifies everything we want our student-athletes to be and how we want our program to be represented. Coach Clayton has a tremendous amount of energy, passion and enthusiasm for growing the sport of wrestling at Milford. I know he will work tirelessly to further the development of our student-athletes on and off the mat.”

Coach Clayton is a graduate of Milford where he was a four-year member of the Eagle wrestling program, qualifying for the OHSAA State Tournament as a senior. After Milford, Coach Clayton attended the US Naval Academy, spending two years as a member of the wrestling program, while in Annapolis. Following graduation, he did several deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, finishing his career with 16 years flying AH-1W SuperCobra attack helicopters for the Marines.

Coach Clayton launched his coaching career during his time in the USMC as a youth team coach. Upon returning to Milford, he started helping with the Milford youth program, before moving on to the working with the junior high and high school wrestlers a year later.

“I am honored to continue our tradition of hard work and discipline to help our wrestlers continue to grow,” Coach Clayton said. “The skills they learn on the mat will help them be better wrestlers, citizens, and leaders.”