dj gaywho was an All-City quarterback at Sun Valley Poly in 2007 and became a standout at San Diego State, was hired as the new boys’ basketball coach at Windward.
He was the head coach at La Jolla Country Day, which reached the San Diego Section Division 1 championship game last season.
“We really fired up,” said Windward athletic director Tyrone Powell. “From the first conference, I thought this guy was in line with the values of our school.”
Gay’s trainer at Poly, Brad Katz, now associate director at Westlake, said, “I went to San Diego and saw him coach both the travel ball and Country Day,” Katz said. “He does a very good job. He is calm and the children respond well.”
Gay, 33, will replace Colin Pfaff, who stepped down to move his family to Northern California. Gay’s first task will be to ensure that a talented group of young Windward players stay at Windward.
It will be an interesting 2022-23 basketball season for Windward, who also had to find a new girls basketball coach after Vanessa Nygaard resigned to move to the WNBA. She was replaced by Jerica Williams. Both played basketball at San Diego State.