The 2017 season marks Clay Wood's 23rd season as the head groundskeeper of the Oakland Coliseum and his 28th in the Athletics organization. Under his direction, the Coliseum's playing surface is considered by players to be among the best in the major leagues. Clay joined the A's organization in May of 1989 as part of the club's spring training field maintenance team. A native of Fort Worth, Tex., Wood earned his bachelor of science degree in marketing from Arizona State University. Woody and his wife, Lisa, make their home in Danville, Calif. with their son, Tyler, and daughter, Katie.