A year ago Clement served a pivotal role in the Aggies' impressive run to Omaha, Neb., and the 2011 College World Series. Along the way, Texas A&M captured both the Big 12 regular season and postseason tournament titles while setting a school record with a fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Directing the Aggies' infield defense, Clement presided over the team's significant improvement in 2011. Texas A&M saw its total team errors decrease by 23 from the year prior and finish in the national top 25 for team fielding percentage at .975.
During his first season in Aggieland, Clement helped guide Texas A&M in bringing home the Big 12's postseason tournament title and advance to the championship game of the NCAA Coral Gables Regional.
A native of Marshalltown, Iowa, Clement comes to Aggieland after spending the previous four seasons on the staff at UTSA, the last three as a full-time assistant. At A&M, he coaches first base while assisting with the hitters and on-campus recruiting.
As the Roadrunners' hitting and third base coach, Clement worked with the catchers and outfielders and the team excelled in all areas. In his four seasons in San Antonio, UTSA won two Southland Conference regular-season titles, 16 hitters earned all-SLC honors and the offense set a total of 30 school records.
In 2009, the Roadrunner bats rewrote the record books for the second straight season, setting new highs for five offensive categories, including home runs, hits and batting average. The prolific offensive output came immediately after a 2008 campaign that saw UTSA set seven school records.
Prior to coming to UTSA for the 2006 campaign, Clement served as an assistant for one year at Kirkwood Junior College (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and then spent one year at Loyola High School in Los Angeles. Clement also was an assistant coach for the Orleans Cardinals in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League (CCBL) in the summers of 2005 and ‘06 and he helped lead the team to the 2005 CCBL Championship.
A former college catcher, he played two seasons at Kirkwood, during which time the team posted a 91-25 record. Clement finished his college career at Morningside, where he earned his bachelor's degree in physical education/secondary education in 2002. He then played professionally for the Canton Coyotes of the Frontier League for one season.
His younger brother, Jeff, was an All-American catcher at USC from 2003-05 and is currently playing in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.