Giving Back: Jalacy Green returns to CCHS as volunteer coach | Sports | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | April 7, 2017 5:00 am
Last Updated: April 5, 2017 at 10:38 am
By CINDY CROSBY
Jalacy Green is home. The three-time SCHSL AAAA State Champion in shot put and discus and ESPN Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year for 2012 is giving back to her high school alma mater as a volunteer throwing coach for Colleton County High School.
After a stellar collegiate career on the NCAA Division I Women’s Track and Field team at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, Green graduated last spring with a B.S. in public health. She is currently working for Colleton County DSS Foster Care as a case manager.
Green began helping a few CCHS athletes last spring, then jumped at the opportunity when approached mid-season about working with the throwers. “Coach Smith said that it would be great if I could come out and work with the throwers, because they didn’t have anyone working with them on techniques,” said Green. “So, after work, we worked out a schedule and I’ve been helping when I can and trying to attend as many Saturday meets as possible. I am so impressed, and beyond touched, that the throwers are willing to stay an hour after practice so I can work with them. I hate that I started in the middle of the season, but I’m going to help them improve as much as possible in the time we have together.”
Green graduated from Colleton County High School in 2012, where she was decorated for a stellar athletic career in track and field and basketball. As a Chanticleer in the Big South Conference, she earned the Women’s Thrower Award (2014) and second-place All-Conference for shot put (2014). Against Clemson, she set a personal record with a mark of 13.88 meters (45-6.5) on her final throw. She also recorded titles in the Gamecock Invitational in 2014 and the Winthrop Invitational, along with being named runner-up in the Big South Championships.
Not only was Green successful on the field, but was recognized as a member of the Big South Presidential Honor Roll and was on the dean’s list at Coastal.