Jonathan Clough was promoted to Senior Associate Athletic Director of Intercollegiate Athletics on June 14, 2006 after serving the previous seven years on the athletics staff at Santa Clara University.
Clough came to Santa Clara in October 1999 as the department's business manager, directing the efforts of tickets, business services, budget planning, financial analysis, capital asset purchasing and University vehicle purchasing.
He was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics in 2000. Prior to Santa Clara, Clough spent three years at Stanford University in numerous capacities. As the NCAA Certification Coordinator, he managed the certification of the Stanford University Athletic Department, directing the activities of a 40-member University Certification Committee and a six-member NCAA review team. He also served as a Championships Assistant, managing six NCAA Tournament events hosted by Stanford, including the 1997 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships, won by Stanford. Clough also served as a marketing assistant for women's volleyball and an event manager during his tenure with the Cardinal athletic department.
Clough earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Villanova University in 1991. While in school, he was elected to the "Who's Who in College America and was the Atlantic Men's Intercollegiate Volleyball League MVP. Additionally, Clough was editor-in-chief of the University's nationally-recognized yearbook.
Following graduation, he became the assistant to the athletic director at his alma mater. While there, Clough created a system for managing the competition contracts of Villanova's 27 sports and conducted various research projects on the athletic department's success. Clough is also a successful volleyball coach.
Clough became the associate head coach for Villanova's women's team between 1992-95. In his final season, he and his co-workers were honored as the Big East Conference Staff of the Year. He was also a volunteer assistant at Stanford University during the 1997 NCAA Championship season and has coached nationally-ranked Junior Olympic Volleyball Club teams since 1992.
Clough resides in San Jose with his wife, Sharon, and their son Tyler, born in 2009. He also holds three graduate degrees: a master's in history from Villanova in 1995, a master's in sport management from Temple University in 1997 and an MBA from Santa Clara in 2010.