Gulf Coast State College announced Monday the hiring of Watertown’s Phil Gaffney as the head men’s basketball coach.

Gulf Coast is a Division I junior college team in Panama City, Fla.

Gaffney has coached the Georgia Highlands College men’s basketball team the last five years, posting a 139-31 record for the junior college. Gaffney has won more than 500 games in his career, spending 24 years as a coach.

Gaffney was a standout basketball player for Watertown High School and Jefferson Community College.

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