Cobras News · Cane Bay welcomes Jermel President as new Head Boys Basketball Coach

Cane Bay High School is proud to welcome Mr. Jermel President on as the new Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach.  Coach President has a very storied background in basketball and youth development.  Below is a quick bio on the career of Coach President.


Jermel President is a former Burke High School Bulldog and went on to a brilliant career at the College of Charleston (’95-’99). This former point guard is a member of the College of Charleston Hall of Fame. On Feb 12, 2011 Jermel was given the ultimate honor of having his number retired and it is now hanging from the rafters of the Cougar’s home court, The TD Bank Arena. After his college career, Jermel, enjoyed a professional career and was coached by National Basketball Hall of Famer The Great Rick Barry. Upon completing his playing career Mr. President, reflected on trials and tribulations from growing up in the Charleston inner city. This birthed the desire to his community, which resulted in him founding the NON-Profit organization called the DAE Foundation.

In addition to leading his team at the DAE Foundation, his other endeavors and affiliations include:

  • College of Charleston, Alumni Board, (2007)
  • SAFY Board Member (2009)
  • Cougar Club Board (Booster Club-2007)
  • MUSC College of Nursing Board, Co-Chair (2009)
  • Leadership South Carolina (2010)
  • President Productions (2013)
  • Assistant Coach/Fort Dorchester High School (specializing in personal training, athletic curriculum advisement and consulting service for schools and coaches)
  • Head Varsity Basketball Coach, Athletic Director and Diversity Coordinator at Oceanside Collegiate Academy (2016 – 2018)