Ex Southern California head coach to take over

Clay Helton hired as GS head coach

DJ Cadden, Correspondent

Former University of South California head coach Clay Helton was hired as the sixteenth head coach of the Georgia Southern football team.

Helton served as the Trojans’ head coach for six seasons, from 2015 until a couple months ago.

While in Los Angeles, Helton accumulated a record of 46-24. He also led the Trojans to a three Pac-12 South division, a Pac-12 Championship and a Rose Bowl victory.

“I’m so excited to be a part of the tradition of excellence that is Georgia Southern,” said Helton. “We look forward, as a team, to showing you our grit, toughess, discipline and that G.A.T.A. mentality that has produced championships right here in Statesboro.”

Helton was reported by the LA Times to have the highest salary of USC’s conference in 2019-20. After being removed from USC his buyout exceeded $10 million, according to the LA Times. His deal with the Eagles is said to be around $800,000 by Yahoo Sports.