Coppin State head men’s basketball coach Michael Grant has named Jay McMillan as an assistant coach.
“We’re happy to have Jay join our staff,” Grant said. “He has demonstrated during his career that he cares about not only developing basketball players, but preparing the young men he worked with for life beyond athletics. His knowledge of our target recruiting areas and a diverse background make him a great fit for our program.”
A native of Columbia, McMillan was one of the most respected high school head coaches in the state of Maryland at Glenelg High School. He joins the Coppin State staff after a successful seven-year stint in which he helped the program become title contender. During his coaching career, McMillan has assisted countless players from the Baltimore/Washington metro-area move onto play collegiately.
“It’s very nice to join the staff here,” McMillan said. “Having been here my whole life and watching the program evolve, it’s special. I am thankful that coach Grant has provided this opportunity for me to come in and help. I am excited for the challenge of helping our program accomplish its goals.”
McMillan also has experience coaching on the AAU level with Team Melo, BMore’s Finest and Maryland 3D.
McMillan is popular along the Washington-Baltimore corridor as he has served as a staff member, supervisor and/or coach at numerous clinics including the John Wall Basketball Camp, Kevin Durant Skills Academy, Carmelo Anthony Basketball Camp, Five-Star Elite Basketball, , Hoop Group Elite/Future All-American, Nike Skills U and Reebok Headliner camps.
McMillan is also an accomplished educator. He has an impeccable 10-year teaching career with nothing, but outstanding evaluations in the field of special education. McMillan has also coached allied softball for two years where he dealt with equal opportunity for students with disabilities.
“It means a lot to me to have the chance to inspire kids who aspire to be great in all aspects of their life whether it be on the playing court and in the classroom,” McMillan said. “Being able to coach somewhere that’s close to home is a blessing and rewarding.”
McMillan earned his bachelors of arts degree in sociology and criminal justice from Morehouse College.
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