Milligan welcomes Dale Clayton to Board of Trustees

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (Nov. 13, 2017) — Milligan College welcomes a new appointment to its Board of Trustees, alum Dale Clayton (’73) of Antioch, Tennessee. He was elected at the board’s biannual meeting in October.

In addition to a long and successful career coaching basketball in the region, Clayton currently serves as the vice president of coaches ministry for the Nations of Coaches, an organization that uses a values-driven approach to invest in the character development of basketball players.

“We’re delighted that someone of Dale’s caliber will be joining the Milligan College Board of Trustees,” said Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer. “His background in higher education administration and intercollegiate sports will make him a great addition to the board.”

As head basketball coach for Carson-Newman University from 1988-2010, he won more games than any coach in the program’s history with 314 victories. He is a two-time South Atlantic Conference “Coach of the Year,” and in 2002, was named the National Association of Basketball Coaches Regional “Coach of the Year.”

After graduating Milligan in 1973, Clayton served as Milligan’s financial aid director and assist basketball coach. He then went on to coach basketball at Delta State University, Vanderbilt University, Samford University, University Southwest Louisiana and Carson-Newman.

Clayton has served as president of the Black Coaches Association, chairman of the Division II National Basketball Committee, president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, a trustee of LifeWay and a member of Carson-Newman’s Board of Trustees.

Clayton’s wife, Pamela (Martin) Clayton, is a 1974 alumna. Their daughter, Monica Fawknotson, is executive director of Nashville Sports Authority.

About Milligan’s Board of Trustees: Milligan’s Board of Trustees is currently composed of 29 active members whose combined experience, dedication and vision provides leadership and guidance to shape Milligan’s goals, policies and fiscal management. The board is a self-perpetuating board, with members serving five-year terms. Alumni currently comprise approximately 70 percent of the board membership. The president is a non-voting ex-officio member of the board. The board meets twice a year and has five standing committees.


MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit or call 800-262-8337.

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