Clifton returns for his fourth season as the head men's and women's tennis coach for the 2018-19 season.
During Clifton's first three years, both Mustang tennis teams have shown continued improvement. On the men's side, Stevenson has reached the MAC Commonwealth semifinals in each year during Clifton's tenure, with two ECAC appearances, including a runner-up finish in 2018. Stevenson's women's team remained in contention for a MAC Commonwealth playoff berth until the final day of the season in 2018, losing out on a tiebreaker.
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.