Miami’s Clay McCormick: Athlete of the Month – Presented by Jim Rexwinkle State Farm


By Corey Heim

A 16 year old at Miami High School, Clay McCormick has stood out as Wardogs athlete playing third base, first base and pitcher in baseball, and a nose guard and center for the football team.

McCormick began playing football nine years ago and has been playing baseball for the past ten. Ever since he was a young child he has had a competitive nature and loved the aspect of sports- something that hasn’t changed throughout the years.

“The think I enjoy most about competing is the people I do it with that make a huge impact on my life,” McCormick said.

His dad has always been his biggest fan and supporter and he said that his teammates have grown from his best friends to becoming his family. His community has also lifted the sports teams up with support and encouragement for the athletes.

“My community has so much support around everything that our school does,” McCormick said.

McCormick is a member of the National Honor Society at Miami High School and is also involved in FFA and AP classes. After graduating from high school McCormick is hoping to attend Oklahoma State University where he wants to major in agriculture.

“The thing that motivates me to be successful in the classroom is I know that sports will not last forever and a good education is important,” McCormick said.