Clay graduated from Mercer University in 1993. He has been with State Farm since 1993 and has had his own agency in Peachtree City for 14 years. Clay has been married to Kristy for 17 years. They have twin boys, Jackson and Truitt, and triplets, Ty, Ford and Kate. He has a sister who lives in Fayetteville, GA, and his mother and other sister live in Columbus, GA. Clay has been a member of Dogwood Church since 2001.