|Alma Mater:||Kennesaw State|
Clay Hodges enters his third season at PC in 2016.
Hodges helped PC to a 6-5 record in 2014, the program’s first winning season since 2007 and its first-ever in the Big South. The defense shut down foes and led to Blue Hose ranked wins over No. 12 Furman and No. 22 Charleston Southern and the team's two road wins stand as the most since three in 2007.
Against FCS competition, PC finished with a 5-2 record and its only two losses came to FCS playoff teams Coastal Carolina and Liberty. PC's defense set new school Division I records in nearly every category, including total offense yards (4163), opponent points scored (270), opponent touchdowns (36) and opponent total offense per game (378.5 yards). Those records come in a season that saw the Blue Hose play three FBS teams and against FCS competition, PC allowed only 15.9 points and 310.0 total offense yards per game. The Blue Hose also finished the season with the nation's second-ranked red zone defense.
Blue Hose defensive players earned four weekly awards in 2015, including the entire defense recieving the Big South Defensive Player of the Week award for PC's win over Western Carolina. Defensive back Ed Britt and linebacker Donelle Williams also earned First Team All-Big South honors in 2015 as well.
Hodges arrives at PC following an internship at Kennesaw State, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in integrative studies/business and sports management in 2013. While there, he helped the Owls with every facet of their program from recruiting, player evaluation, facilities, camps and offense installation as Kennesaw built its program for a 2015 start date.
Hodges graduated with honors from Thomasville High School, where we earned three letters on the school’s football and golf teams with one year on the basketball squad as well. As quarterback, Hodges helped lead the football team to two region titles during his junior and senior years. During his senior year, Clay served as team captain and was named to the All-Area and All-Region First Teams as well as capturing All-Area and All-Region honors during his junior year.