Volleyball Coaching Staff
Head Coach Andrew Clifton
Office: PE 154
Phone: (503 )491-7453
Fax: (503) 491-7397
Andrew was hired as Mt. Hood’s Head Women’s Volleyball Coach in March of 2014. He comes to the Saints Volleyball Program after having a long and successful coaching career. Prior to being hired at Mt. Hood Community College, Coach Clifton was the assistant women’s volleyball coach at the University of Portland (NCAA Division I) for the 2013 season. As an assistant coach for the Pilots, he worked in the competitive West Coast Conference. During his time at Portland he was involved in the offense and defense, as well as scouting, video, individual training and recruiting.
Before working for the University of Portland, Coach Clifton was the first assistant coach for California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) (NCAA Division II). As the top assistant coach at CSUMB he was the setting coach and offensive coordinator. Andrew helped the Otters to tie their all time home wins record in 2012. During the 2012 season, CSUMB starting outside hitter broke the school record for kills in a season and hitting percentage for the season as well as the starting setter broke the single season assist record. In 2012 the team’s offense also broke the single season record for hitting percentage at the school. Coach Clifton also was the academic coordinator for the team, where the women’s volleyball team ranked first in total team GPA in the entire athletic department. As well as academic coordinator he was also the recruiting coordinator and summer camp coordinator where the women’s volleyball program broke the schools record for most attendees to a summer camp.
Prior to coaching at CSUMB Andrew was the owner and director of Roots Volleyball Club (RVC) and assistant director of High Line Boys Volleyball Club (HLVC) in Southern California. At RVC, Coach Clifton helped send a number of athletes to play in college as well as coached the 16’s and 17’s team to top 15 finishes at The Volleyball Festival in Phoenix. As the assistant director of HLVC, Andrew lead the 15’s team to a bronze medal and the 17’s team to a silver medal at junior nationals. While in Southern California Andrew was also the assistant coach for Hope International University and Long Beach City College. He also was a coach for the widely known Gold Medal Squared Volleyball Camps System.
Andrew currently lives in Portland with his Wife Lisa and dog Toby.