For the first time since 2013, the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Basketball Championships (GCACBC) returned to Florida’s First Coast as Edward Waters College hosted the 37th edition of the conference’s showcase event. All eight of the conference’s men’s and women’s basketball teams competed for conference supremacy and a berth in the 2019 NAIA Division I Basketball Tournament. The Championship games were held March 1 – 3, at both the Adams-Jenkins Community Sports and Music Complex and the newly acquired James Weldon Johnson Basketball Gymnasium. This will be the third time in conference and school history that the Championships have been held in Jacksonville as Edward Waters hosted the 2012 and 2013 events. “We are pleased that the membership of the GCAC has selected our institution to host this year’s Championships.” remarked Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Stanley B. Cromartie.”It is a great time at Edward Waters with all of the positive changes around our city and our campus and we are excited to welcome the GCAC’s best back to Jacksonville and EWC to showcase it all,” said Cromartie. Culminating the program was the presentation of community awards to supporters of the EWC Sports program. Shown are l-r: Stanley Cromartie, Ronnie Weston, Councilman Sam Newby, Rep . Foundation for Fortitude, Rep. 1010XL sports radio, A. Barlow (Jacksonville Free Press), Tony Eady (Wing-Stop), Dr. Zachary A. Faison 30th President of Edward Waters College and Steve Martin.