Gary Clayton was born on March 31st, 1948. He graduated from Bracken County High School in 1966. He coached Girls Basketball for nine seasons from 1978-1981, and 1989-1993. He has the most wins for a Girls Basketball coach with a record of 153-85, winning 64.3% of his games. He won six District Championships in 1978, 1981, 1989, 1990, 1991, and 1992. In 1991, won the 10th Region All ‘A’ Classic, winning Section 3 and placing 3rd place at state.

In honor of his achievements, Gary Clayton was inducted into the 10th Region Hall of Fame in 2019.