Commodore Club

Our annual giving program, is designed to engage loyal alumni, family & friends in the life of Gulf Coast State College through athletics. 
Printable Form





Gulf Coast coaches already anticipating ‘crazy’ spring
By Dustin Kent

With nearly all fall sports through JUCO athletics pushed back because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fall semester at Gulf Coast is going to be pretty quiet around the Billy Harrison Field House.

‘I try to always find the positive’: GC coach Petree welcomes extra time to prepare for season

By Dustin Kent
Cayla Petree took on the formidable task of succeeding legendary Gulf Coast basketball coach Roonie Scovel in April knowing full well that the COVID-19 outbreak was going to put her behind schedule.

‘We’ll have to figure it out’: Gulf Coast’s Gaffney adjusting plans to new sports calendar

By Dustin Kent
It has been six months to the day since Gulf Coast coach Phil Gaffney roamed the sidelines for a Commodore basketball game — a 75-73 home win over Tallahassee, after which Gaffney suffered a heart attack that kept him out for the remainder of the season.

GC’s Allen finds bright side in schedule change

By Dustin Kent
Under normal circumstances, Scott Allen and his Lady Commodore players would be gearing up for the start of fall practice on Aug. 1 and their first matches a few weeks after that.

The NJCAA has released a new plan for the 2020-2021 Fall and Spring sports seasons. 

"Our greatest focus is and always has been providing the best opportunities for our student-athletes," stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. "Through a unified effort from our Presidential Advisory Council, the Board of Regents, and leadership staff, our most recent plan of action provides a path that keeps our student-athletes competing at the highest level with proper safety measures in place. As we move forward as an association, we will continue to provide opportunities for our student-athletes, coaches, and all those involved with the NJCAA to be safe and successful."

Commodores bringing back all six freshmen

By Dustin Kent
With recruiting efforts limited by the COVID-19 outbreak and further muddied by a one-off NCAA rule eliminating test score requirements for Division-I prospects, Gulf Coast coach Phil Gaffney is in possession of what is always a valuable commodity in JUCO basketball, though perhaps never more than now: continuity.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Head Coach Scot Thomas adds Karli Perque to Lady Commodores Softball Coaching Staff
Perque joins the Lady Commodore Softball Coaching Staff after finishing her playing career at the University of Memphis.  While at UM, Coach Perque earned a spot on the Dean’s list for three semesters and the Tigers 3.0 club. In 2019, she received the 2019 AAC All-Academic Team honor.

Gaffney adds to GC front line with German, Hall

By Dustin Kent

Gulf Coast basketball coach Phil Gaffney hasn’t yet finished putting together his second recruiting class, though he’s off to a pretty good start with two signings at two key positions.

New GC class brings balance, versatility

By Dustin Kent

Fresh off of the program’s first-ever trip to the national tournament, Gulf Coast volleyball coach Scott Allen is replenishing his roster with a recruiting class heavy on local talent and positional versatility.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Volleyball Head Coach Scott Allen has announced the 2020 incoming Freshmen class

All of the incoming Freshmen had a very productive 2019 season.  

Q&A with Gulf Coast’s Brittany Crowson

By Dustin Kent

The Gulf Coast softball team was off to a pretty nice start under first-year coach Scot Thomas, winning 20 of 28 games and 10 in a row when the season was stopped and eventually canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sunday Q&A with Gulf Coast’s Taylor Robinson

By Dustin Kent

The Gulf Coast softball team was off to a pretty nice start under first-year coach Scot Thomas, winning 20 of 28 games and 10 in a row when the season was stopped and eventually canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Sunday Q&A with Cam Holden

By Dustin Kent
The rash of cancellations and postponements that followed the COVID-19 outbreak was a bitter pill for athletes and coaches all over the country to swallow, though perhaps for none more than the Gulf Coast men’s basketball team.

Q&A with Gulf Coast’s Mike Kandler

By Dustin Kent
Like their softball counterparts, the Gulf Coast baseball team was riding a 10-game winning streak when the coronavirus outbreak caused the cancellation of all spring seasons.

Sunday Q&A with Gulf Coast coach Scot Thomas

By Dustin Kent
Scot Thomas was just 28 games into his first spring season as Gulf Coast’s head softball coach when the coronavirus outbreak put a halt to his and every spring team’s seasons.

Gulf Coast hires South Plains coach Cayla Petree

By Dustin Kent
Replacing a legendary coach is never an easy task. Replacing one that won 87 percent of her games and six national championships? That’s a whole different sort of challenge.

GCSC Athletics announces new Women’s Basketball Head Coach

Panama City, FL – Gulf Coast State College is pleased to announce that Cayla Petree has been named the Head Women’s Basketball Coach. Coach Petree will begin work immediately to assist with the recruiting efforts for the 2020 basketball season.

Smith named First Team All-American

By Dustin Kent
The NJCAA released its 2019-20 Women’s Basketball Division I All-American team on Tuesday afternoon and Gulf Coast sophomore guard Ahlana Smith was named a First Team selection.

Gulf Coast unimpeded in its quest to replace Scovel

By Dustin Kent
Replacing a legend in the best of times is a daunting challenge. Replacing said legend during a worldwide viral outbreak adds a whole other layer of difficulty to the process.

GC delivering online coaching with instructional videos

By Dustin Kent
The coronavirus outbreak has left many people searching for ways to pass the time. For parents of school-aged children, this quest takes on a bit more urgency as they navigate their way through the quarantine with kids who suddenly have an abundance of free time and diminished options for channeling their energy.

GC Athletics YouTube Channel

Sunday Q&A with GC coach Phil Gaffney

By Dustin Kent
Phil Gaffney’s first season as the head men’s basketball coach at Gulf Coast was certainly interesting if no thing else.

The former Georgia Highlands coach brought his fast-paced trapping style to the Commodores and led them to an immediate turnaround.

Commodores lament lost opportunity at Hutch

By Dustin Kent
When the announcement came down from the NJCAA on Monday about the cancellation of the national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. - already postponed to April 20 from its original scheduled start date of March 16 - the news didn’t come as much of a surprise to Gulf Coast men’s basketball players.

Gulf Coast coaches react to their seasons being canceled

By Dustin Kent
When the news came down Monday that the NJCAA would cancel its already-postponed national basketball tournaments in Hutchinson, Kan., and Lubbock, Tex., along with the remainder of spring sports seasons, Gulf Coast women’s basketball coach Roonie Scovel wasn’t among those stunned by the decision.

Gulf Coast State College Athletics | 5230 West Highway 98 | Panama City, FL | 850.769.1551
©2019 | Privacy Policy | Webmaster