Posted by Jim Haverstick on November 30, 2018
Categories: Athletics, Featured

Southwestern Illinois College men’s basketball coach Jay Harrington reached his 800th victory at the college this week when the Blue Storm topped Mineral Area College 88-79.

Harrington, who is now in his 40th year of coaching at SWIC, has an 800-468 record at the college. His overall collegiate coaching record stands at 880-510. He was inducted into the NJCAA Hall of Fame in 2002, coached three USA Basketball teams and won numerous Region 24 and GRAC Coach of the Year awards.

“The victory doesn’t belong to me – it belongs to the students, the college and the community,” said Harrington. “I am very fortunate to have worked for one college for so many years. This is a testament to the college and its commitment to the Athletic program.”

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