2006: Took over the catching duties midway through the season, hitting .380 with seven homers and 25 RBIs in 92 at bats ... Slugged .685 and had a .477 on-base percentage ... Was the second team all-conference catcher ... Was named to the MVC Tournament all-tourney team after hitting .444 with two homers and eight RBIs in five games ... Finished the season with eight multiple-RBI games, including three-RBI outings against Creighton (5/7), Southern Illinois (5/24) and Bradley (5/26) ... Had a .992 fielding percentage ... Had a career-high three base hits against Indiana State (5/20) and finished the year with 11 multi-hit games.
Background: Coulter joined Missouri State after a year at Grossmont (Calif.) Community College, in which he was named to the PCC All-Conference First Team as a DH ... In 2005, Coulter played in 31 games, had 38 hits and hit .328 ... Clay hit five home runs and struck out only nine times in 116 at bats ... As a freshman at San Diego State, Coulter started 13 of 17 games played, batted .240 with eight RBIs and fielded .983 ... In high school at West Hills, Coulter was a two-time All-Grossmont North League pick, as well as winning all-CIF honors ... As a senior, Coulter hit .436 with 14 doubles, nine home runs and had 29 RBIs ... He was a member of the school's first state championship team in 2002 ... During the summer of 2002, Coulter was listed in the top-20 players in the Prospect Showcase.
Personal: Clayton Lewis Coulter was born December 15, 1984, in