Name: Clay Stanley
Position: Opposite
Sport: Volleyball
Discipline(s): Volleyball
Height: 6-9 (205cm)
Weight: 230 lbs (104kg)
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
High School: Kaiser (Honolulu, Hawaii)
College: Hawaii
Team/Club: 2000
Olympic Experience
  • 2012 Olympic Games (5th place)
  • 2008 Olympic Games (Gold medal)
  • 2004 Olympic Games (4th place)
World Championship Experience
  • 2010 World Championship (6th place; named Best Server)
Other Career Highlights
  • Named MVP and Best Server at the 2008 Olympic Games as the U.S. Men won the gold medal
  • Two-time U.S. Men’s Indoor Player of the Year (2010 and ’11)
  • Named MVP of the 2012 NORCECA Olympic Qualifier as the U.S. Men won and qualified for the Olympic Games
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  • Helped the U.S. Men win the 2008 FIVB World League gold medal and was named Best Server at the 2012 World League Final Round as the U.S. finished second. Won a bronze World League medal in 2007
  • 2012: Named tournament MVP of the NORCECA Men’s Continental Olympic Qualification Tournament where he started 15 out of 16 sets and was the team’s second-leading scorer with 61 points (4.07 per set) on 40 kills, 11 blocks, and 10 aces. Scoring high was 17 (nine kills, four blocks, four aces) in semifinals against Cuba. Hitting efficiency was .500 and his kill percent was 55.5. Played the winter of 2011-12 for Ural Ufa in the Russian Super League.
  • Won gold medals at three straight NORCECA Championships (2003, ’05 and ’07). Won silver at two more (2009 and ’11)
  • Finished the 2012 season as the team’s second-leading scorer with 358 points (4.11 points per set) on 269 kills, 49 blocks and a team-leading 40 aces (.43 per set) in 92 sets. Was fourth on the team in digs with 87 (.95 per set). Hitting efficiency was .452
  • Was the U.S. Men’s second-leading scorer at the 2012 Olympic Games – and 14th among all players – with 79 points (4.39 per set) on 62 kills, six aces and 11 blocks in five matches (18 sets) played. High score was 19 points (16 kills, three aces) in a 3-1 pool play win over Brazil. Hitting efficiency for the tournament was .437
  • Served as team captain in 2011-12
  • Was the team’s leading scorer and sixth overall at the 2010 FIVB World Championship. Was named the tournament’s Best Server
  • Helped the U.S. Men win the silver medal at the 2005 FIVB Grand Champions Cup
  • Was the U.S. Men’s leading scorer at the 2004 Olympic Games, where they finished fourth. Finished with 110 points on 83 kills, 17 aces and 10 blocks
  • Clay and his father Jon, who started for the 1968 U.S. Men’s Olympic Team, are the first father-son Olympians in USAV history
  • Has played professionally in Japan, Russia, Greece and Puerto Rico
  • Left the University of Hawaii early to play professionally in Puerto Rico
  • Made the All-MPSF third team at Hawaii in 2000
  • Finished college career 10th on the all-time kill list at Hawaii
  • Broke Hawaii's single-match kill record with 50 kills against UCLA in 1999
Personal: Born Clayton Iona Stanley in 1978 in Honolulu, Hawai'i... Married Kristin Jackson in 2013 and the couple had a daughter in 2014... Parents are Jon Stanley and Sandra Haine... Has three brothers: Reese Haine, Wil Stanley and Jon Stanley, and two sisters Taeya Stanley and Natasha Haine... His father played on 1968 Men's Olympic Volleyball Team and is a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame... Late step-grandfather, Tom Haine, was also on 1968 Men's Olympic Volleyball Team... His mother played in the IVA for the Denver Comets... Did not play volleyball in high school. Kaiser High School in Honolulu did not have a boys' team when he was there... Played basketball, occupied the goal in water polo and skateboarded... Took up volleyball after having fun at a USAV Junior National tournament when he was 17... Nicknamed “Steam”... Majored in Spanish at Hawai'i... Enjoys surfing and playing video games.