Clint Peay enters his first season as an assistant coach at George Mason University in 2008. Peay comes to the Patriots from Davidson College, where he spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach.
"We are thrilled to have Clint join our staff," Andrulis said. "His experience as a player at the highest levels is extremely impressive and his background at winning championships is inspiring. Clint's experience as a successful player and coach will translate into a beneficial relationship for our current team and future recruits."
Peay has been involved in soccer at many different levels, including serving as a soccer analyst and commentator for D.C. United through Comcast Sports in 2000-01. Before joining the Wildcats' coaching staff in July of 2005, his previous stint as a college soccer coach was as an assistant at Georgetown in 2003-04.
Prior to his coaching and broadcasting experience, Peay was a standout defender at both the collegiate and professional levels of play. Peay was a starting defender on the four-time NCAA National Champion University of Virginia men's soccer team from 1991-95.
His resume also includes several years of professional experience to go along with his collegiate success. The NSCAA and NCAA All-American started for the U.S. Olympic team from 1994-96. During the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta, Ga., Peay started every game at left back, before assuming a role on Major League Soccer's (MLS) D.C. United for five years. The United won the MLS Cup three times and was also the U.S. Open Cup Champion during Peay's career.
While at Virginia, Peay played with the U.S. Under-23 team in France and Holland, and also competed on the gold medal East team at the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival. Peay holds the U.S. Soccer Federation National Coaching "A" License, and was named to the Soccer America Men's All-Decade Team following his playing career.
Peay and his wife, Holly, have two sons, Miles (8) and Alec (4). Peay follows a successful line of assistant coaches for Andrulis. Former assistant coaches Kris Kelderman and David Tenney are currently on the staff of the Kansas City Wizards of the MLS and Kenny Arena recently joined the staff at UCLA.