J-Mac’s Coach Gets Speaking Gig for Charity Event

It seems as if Jason “J-Mac” McElwain is renewing his fame thanks in large part to an appearance in a Gatorade spot. The YouTube clip of his amazing shooting performace three years ago is again making its rounds through the social networking sphere.

Now, a Rochester outlet is reporting that J-Mac’s high school coach, Jim Johnson, “will tell the story of J-Mac” at the When Dreams Come True Charity Luncheon on March 1. The event will benefit Two Doors Community Resource Center.

This isn’t Johnson’s first gig. The coach “has done numerous speaking engagements both here and around the nation” (MPNNow, 2/20).

What makes J-Mac’s story great is the fact that the kid is autistic. In his first and only high school varsity game of the season three years ago, the kid scored 20 points on an impressive six 3-pointers. See for yourself. Check out the video.