Coach Gay has coached basketball since 1984 and is no stranger to success. He has spent the last 27 years coaching for the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation league and joined the Metrolina Havoc Basketball Club in 2010. He finished his first AAU season 15-10 and won the 2010 DIII State Championship. Coach Gay values teaching basic fundamentals and the building blocks of the game. He is dedicated to developing a team full  of basketball players who are passionate about the game andexcited to compete as hard as they can. Coach Gay teaches life lessons and the keys to success that extend far beyond the basketball court.  His knowledge and love of the game is evident by the many awards, state titles and championships he has accumulated over the years. Although often considered tough and harsh, his players and parents regard him with the utmostrespect. His motto: HARD WORK BEATS TALENT IF TALENT FAILS TO WORK HARD.IT’S OK FOR SOMEONE TO BE BIGGER THAN YOU, FASTER THAN YOU OREVEN STONGER THAN YOU, BUT THERE’S NO EXCUSE FOR SOMEONE TOBE WORKING HARDER THAN YOU!!!!