NEW PODCAST: Jayson Gee, Winthrop University Associate Head Basketball Coach

THIS IS EPISODE 268 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST

Jayson Gee just completed his first year at Winthrop University (Rock Hill, S.C.) as associate head coach under Pat Kelsey, the head men’s basketball coach. It marked Gee’s 29th year coaching collegiate basketball.

Previously, he was the head coach at Longwood University (Farmville, Va.) from 2013-2018. Gee took over at Longwood in 2013 to lead the program into its second season as a member of the Big South Conference. He produced the program’s first All-Big South first- and second-team selections (five total) and sent four players on to play professionally.

In addition to his time at Longwood, Gee was also a head coach at the University of Charleston (1996-2003) in West Virginia, and he has a combined 202-175 record in his head coaching career. That is just the tip of the iceberg for his experience, as he was also an assistant or associate head coach at Youngstown State (1989-93), Ohio University (1993-96), St. Bonaventure (2003-06) and Cleveland State (2006-13), where he was named one of the nation’s top 10 assistant coaches by BleacherReport.com.

The veteran hoops coach is also the author of “The Battle for Brandon,” a dramatic and compelling story about Gee, his wife Lynette, and their son Brandon’s courageous fight against child onset paranoid schizophrenia. The Gee family worked with media veteran Chad Bonham to also transform the book into a documentary that has received endorsements from Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Jennifer Garner, WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings, former Pittsburgh Steeler Antwaan Randle El, and many more.

Furthermore, Gee was the 2015 recipient of the prestigious John Lotz Barnabas Award, which is presented annually to honor a basketball coach who best exhibits a commitment to Christ, integrity and encouragement of others, and lives a balanced life.

On this episode of the podcast, we talk with Gee about his journey to coaching, why we’re so caught up in March Madness, where his faith foundation was born, his prescription to the supernatural, and the powerful story of his son Brandon.

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