Clayton Stanley

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Clayton Stanley
Personal information
Full nameClayton Iona Stanley
NicknameClay, The Bird
Born (1978-01-20) January 20, 1978 (age 41)
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Height2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
Weight104 kg (229 lb)
Spike357 cm (141 in)
Block322 cm (127 in)
Volleyball information
P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki
Aris Thessaloniki
Panathinaikos Athens
Iraklis Thessaloniki
Gigantes de Carolina
Iraklis Thessaloniki
Zenit Kazan
Ural Ufa
Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
Suntory Sunbirds
National team
2000–2012 United States
Last updated: 29 December 2017

Clayton Stanley (born 20 January 1978) is an American volleyball player, a member of United States men's national volleyball team, a participant of the Olympic Games (Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012), Olympic Champion 2008, NORCECA Champion 2005, multimedalist of the World League.

Personal life[edit]

Stanley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Jon Stanley and Sandra Haine. He has three brothers (Reese Haine, Wil Stanley and Jon Stanley), and two sisters (Taeya Stanley and Natasha Haine). His parents and grandfather Tom Haine were volleyball players. His mother and grandfather represented Canada, father Jon represented United States. Stanley's father played on 1968 Olympic Games and is a member of the Volleyball Hall of Fame. Stanley's step-grandfather, Tom Haine, was also on the 1968 men's Olympic volleyball team. His mother, Sandra Haine, played professionally for the Denver Comets as well as for Canada's national team. With Stanley's first Olympic appearance in Athens, Greece, he and his father became the first father-son Olympians in USA volleyball history.

In July 2013 he married to Kristin (née Jackson).[1] In March 2014 they announced that they are expecting their first child.[2]


Stanley is a graduate of Kaiser High School in Honolulu and did not play volleyball in high school, as the school did not have a boys' team at the time.

Stanley attended the University of Hawaiʻi, where he majored in Spanish. Stanley was a freshman in 1997, but redshirted his sophomore year. He decided to forgo his 2000 senior redshirt year to play professionally.

In 1999, Stanley broke Hawaiʻi's single-match kill record with 50 kills against UCLA. In 2000, he was Third-Team All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation and ranked in the Top 15 of the nation with a 5.53 kill average. He led the MPSF in aces and tied team record with 54. He finished his career 10th on all-time kill list at Hawaii.


Playing at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Stanley led the team and finished fifth overall in scoring with 110 points on 83 kills, 17 aces and 10 blocks. His 17 aces ranked second among all players in the tournament. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, Stanley helped Team USA to its first gold medal in 20 years. For his performances during the tournament, he was selected as the MVP, Best Scorer, and Best Server of the Olympics.

With the professional club Iraklis Thessaloniki, he won the silver medal at the 2004–05 CEV Champions League and was awarded "Best Scorer" and "Best Server".[3] The next season he also won the silver medal and was awarded "Best Scorer".[4]

Playing with Dynamo-Tattransgaz he won the 2007–08 Indesit Champions League and also was individually awarded "Most Valuable Player".[5]

Stanley was one of the older members of the 2012 Olympic team that lost in the quarterfinals. Stanley picked up a knee injury in London and never again played in a major tournament for the U.S. In August 2016 he retired from professional career.[6]



National team[edit]

Senior team[edit]



  1. ^ Clay Stanley Wedding Pictures - - 15-08-2013
  2. ^ Clayton Stanley zostanie ojcem - 29-03-2014
  3. ^ CEV. "Tours stronger than host team". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  4. ^ CEV. "Sisley Treviso wins Champions' League!". Archived from the original on 2009-06-11. Retrieved 2010-06-05.
  5. ^ CEV. "KAZAN takes Indesit European Champions' League title to Russia". Retrieved 2010-06-10.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Clay Stanley the latest 2008 Olympic champion to retire from volleyball - - 31-08-2016

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