By Olivia French
On February 2, Coach Jay Godbolt of Charleston Collegiate School collected his 300th career win in a resounding defeat of St. Andrew’s School Varsity Boys Basketball. “Coach Jay” is the Athletic Director as well as the Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. He has been coaching for 14 years at CCS, and in that time he has built an incredibly impressive program. This season, Coach Jay and his Sundevils are undefeated in the region, have an overall record of 20-4, and are currently holding on to an 11 game win streak.
The win today was especially sweet, as CCS hosted a group of alumni who had played for Coach Jay throughout his career, including a handful who were on hand for his first career win. As the game ended, Coach Jay’s players surrounded him in a celebratory embrace, while every fan, including those from the opposing team, were standing and cheering. After shaking hands with St. Andrews, Coach Jay was presented with a basketball signed by all of his players as well as a plaque honoring his number 300. He expressed his gratitude to everyone present saying, “Thank you so much for the honor and recognition, but know that we are all going to stay focused and ready for the rest of the season.”