Jefferson hires McVey as girls’ hoops coach

The Jefferson Bluejays will have a new head coach in girls’ basketball, but it will be a familiar face.

Former North County head coach Zac McVey has accepted the position.

McVey is originally from the Festus area.

He says continuing coaching back in his roots was certainly appealing.

McVey is no stranger to Jefferson County or the JCAA.

He first served as a head coach for the Grandview Eagle girls.

And, while he never got his chance to experience high school hoops at R-7 himself, McVey says it’s going to be quite the moment to be the man in charge for the Bluejays when the season finally comes around.

McVey comes in with plenty of accolades from his recent stint at North County.

In his 5 years as head coach, the Raiders won 95 games, including a Class 4 District 2 championship in 2018 and district runner-up finishes in each of the 2 seasons prior.

McVey says the same principles that helped him succeed in Bonne Terre are coming to Festus.

Jefferson athletic director Jason Dreyer served as interim head coach last season after Brandon Joines stepped away from the program.

The Bluejays went 13-13 and will return all but 3 players from the previous year’s roster.

To hear the full interview with new Jefferson head coach Zac McVey, click play below.