Salmen names gym after basketball coaching great Jay Carlin

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It was a special Thursday night at Salmen High School.

The Spartans edged Grace Baptist 51-48 to improve to 15-5 on the season. More importantly, Salmen renamed its gymnasium after legendary coach Jay Carlin.

Author of 906 career wins, Carlin coached the Spartans from 1984-2019 in brilliant fashion, winning the 4A state championship in 2009.

A three-time Louisiana Coach of the Year, Carlin was inducted into the Louisiana Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2021.

Now, he is memorialized at the school and program he made famous.

Area Prep Basketball Results from Thursday, Jan. 12

Archbishop Hannan 54, Lutcher 25
Archbishop Shaw 58, Country Day 44
International 59, Varnado 48
John F. Kennedy 57, Patrick Taylor 44
Lakeshore 72, Live Oak 46
Livingston Collegiate 64, Morris Jeff Community 21
Louisiana School for the Deaf 30, Lutheran 26
Parkview Baptist 88, Covington 82
Riverside Academy 58, Riverside Academy 55
Sarah T. Reed 54, Crescent City Christian 46
Sophie B. Wright 57, Haynes Academy 30

Ben Franklin 41, Carver 39
De La Salle 56, Kenner Discovery 29
Denham Springs 36, Mount Carmel Academy 26
Doyle 64, Jewel Sumner 17
Fontainebleau 55, St. Charles Catholic 22
John Curtis Christian 60, Archbishop Chapelle 32
Riverdale 38, Booker T. Washington 20
Walker 57, John F. Kennedy 6

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