Jay E Smith
GCC Head Coach
Coach Jay is a Graduate of Old Dominion University with a BS in Electrical Engineering and a Minor in Mathematics, and recently a Masters in Mathematics Education! He is a Math Teacher at Princess Anne High School; an ASCA Level 3 Coach for USA Swimming at the Old Dominion Aquatic Club (ODAC); Virginia Swimming Zone Coach 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008. Coach of the Year for Princess Anne HS in 2004. Most recently, in February 2014 and February 2017, Coach Jay led Princess Anne High School to the Virginia State Championship. In 2015, 2016, and 2017 his team Three-peated as the Conference and Regional Champs, but fell short in years 2015 and 2016 at States, placing 2nd at States to Thomas Jefferson HS in 2015 and to Menchville HS 2016.
This will be the 25th year as Head Coach of the Greenbrier Seahawks for Coach Jay. He has helped introduce summer league swimming to hundreds of swimmers. In the past 24 years, over 50 Seahawks have won events at the VBSL All Stars, most in multiple events and breaking both team and league records. Currently GCC has 3 relay and 8 individual League Records.
Jay loves to coach all levels of swimming from the learn-to-swim to the top level swimmer who competes at the top of their age-group, locally or throughout the state. He enjoys helping the swimmers learn throughout each season, setting goals in the water and at school and then working toward achieving them. Swimming smarter is>
As Jay moves into his third decade as the Seahawk Coach, his goal is to continue building the team to be competitive with the top teams of the league.
VBSL/Summer League Teams:
Greenbrier Country Club Seahawks Head Coach Summer 1998 to present
Chesapeake Golf Club 1996 & 1997
College Park Aquatic Club 1991-1995
Marlin Swim Club (Western Branch) 1990
Old Dominion Aquatic Club Assistant Coach Summer 2014 to present (and previously with ODAC 1990 - 1994)
Tri-City Aquatic Club Head Coach (USA Swimming) 1994 to 2014
Princess Anne High School Cavaliers Head Coach 1996 to present
Norfolk Collegiate High School Head Coach 1995