The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) is an 8 team NAIA D1 League that features programs from, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. You can get all of the GCAC Men’s Basketball news at

2018-2019 Standings
Philander Smith8-612-18
Edward Waters5-912-16
Southern Univ of New Orleans2-129-22

Tougaloo took home both the 2018-19 GCAC regular season and tournament championships. Both Tougaloo and Talladega wound up making the NAIA D1 National Tournament, where both lost hard fought battles in the first round.

Top Players Returning
HM All-American

William Lloyd 13.8ppg, 6.2rpg

Position: Forward
Height: 6-5
Class: Senior

Rayshawn Mart 12.3ppg, 5.1rpg, 2.6apg

Position: Guard
Height: 6-3
Class: Junior

Other Top Returners
All GCAC Returner
Dejalin AustinJRPhilander Smith
Key Players Lost
All-American 1st Team, GCAC Player of the Year, GCAC Tournament MVP, GCAC DPOY

Tonzell Handy

School: Tougaloo
Position: Forward

All-American 3rd Team
Da’Jon StreeterTalladega

HM All-American
Jarin HilsonTougaloo
Jessie WardDillard

One response to “NAIA League Breakdown – Gulf Coast Athletic Conference”

  1. Played his last game @ Dillard University: All American, Honorable Mention, GCAC Second Team, Clutch Player Jessie ( 3rd ) Ward.❣️

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