Jay Wright was unable to retain his title as the City 6 Coaches Pop-A-Shot Champion yesterday at Preston and Steve’s Campout For Hunger. Wright had won the Championship twice before, following each of Villanvoa’s National Championships in 2016 and 2018.
Wright was able to qualify for the finals on a Kris Jenkins-esque buzzer beater, setting up a head to head with Penn coach Steve Donahue. However it was Donahue, also a former Pop-A-Shot champion, who caught fire in the finals and walked away with the Championship.
Donahue admitted afterward that since the two coaches face each other again Wednesday, he probably should have let Wright win instead of giving him even more motivation. Wright said he’d use the footage of the event to “put a little fear” in his players. He may have used less delicate language, to tremendous roars and applause from the crowd.
The event helped raise awareness for two great causes. The coaches were representing Coaches vs. Cancer, a group that has raised over $1 Million Dollars in Philadelphia alone to support the fight against cancer. And of course the Campout For Hunger helps raise donations for Philabundance, a food bank leading the fight against hunger in Philadelphia.
Better luck next year coach, but use this as motivation tonight against Penn!