The "Cobra Spotlight" is a weekly highlight of a student-athlete at Coker College. Each week we take a different athlete from a different sport and display some facets to get more familiar with them. This week we take a look at Christopher Gbelay, a member of the men's volleyball team.
Name: Michael Christopher Gbelay
Sport: Men’s volleyball
Position: Middle hitter
Hometown: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Major: Psychology with a minor in business
Why did you choose Coker? I chose Coker because I wanted to explore the U.S. and also join a new volleyball program.
What is your best memory at Coker (athletic related)? My favorite sports moment, so far, was when my teammates and I played against each other on homecoming.
What is your best memory at Coker (non-athletic related)? When I first got to Coker’s campus, a group of girls thought I was Kanye (West). I thought it was pretty funny.
Favorite class: My PE class. It was fun and interesting.
Favorite professor: Jim McLaughlin
Plans after graduation: Becoming a CEO of a company in Las Vegas
Favorite movie: Avatar; Blood Diamond
Favorite type of music: All genres
Favorite food: I love Chinese food
Favorite professional sports team: No team; love volleyball and soccer
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite TV show: Adventure Time
Most prized possession: My crown from winning homecoming king in high school
What is something people may not know about you? People may not know that I speak French.