Jairus Dean recipient of the Coach Mac Award

Mrs. Jaqulin McCrary presents Jairus Dean with the Coach Mac Award on Feb. 4.

Greyhound Basketball celebrated Senior Night last Thursday.

Along with recognizing the seniors, Mrs. Jacqulin McCrary awarded 2021 Sr. Jairus Dean with the Coach Mac Award for Character, Academic Achievement and Sportsmanship.

Dean is a three-year starter, two year All-Conference, and was awarded All-Region last season.

The award is given in honor of the late Leighton McCrary, former Teacher and Greyhound Head Coach.

The award recognizes a current student athlete at Newport High School who is a person of good character who also exhibits academic achievement, who conducts himself in a selfless manner by demonstrating caring for teammates and fellow students, who embraces community, campus, and athletic leadership, who competes with passion and sportsmanship, and who exemplifies loyalty and enthusiasm.

Coach Gates says, “Coach Mac would be proud of him and I agree.”

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