Clifton was hired in August 2015 as the head coach of both the men's and women's tennis teams.
Prior to Stevenson, Clifton was the assistant coach for the men's and women's tennis teams at rival Salisbury University from 2013-15. During his tenure, both teams were ranked in the top-15 in the region during both seasons, combining for a 54-25 record. In 2014, he coached a doubles pair to qualify for the NCAA Nationals doubles tournament, with the duo finishing the year as the 20th-ranked doubles pair in the nation.
Clifton also stared for the Sea Gulls, playing four years for the team from 2008-11. While with Salisbury, the men's tennis team earned a No. 14 ranking in 2010 and a No. 23 ranking in 2011. He compiled a 10-3 record.
Over the last two years, Clifton has served as the Head Tennis Professional at the Gibson Island Club in Gibson Island, Maryland. The club provides a comprehensive, high-quality tennis program that includes adult and junior clinics, private lessons, junior academies and camp activities.
From 2011-13, Clifton was the Assistant Tennis Professional at Oglebay Resort & Conference Center in Wheeling, West Virginia. He coached various juniors including highly rated recruits who are currently playing in Division III.
A native of Bel Air, Clifton earned his Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Salisbury in 2011.