Quality Control Coach K Receives Honors Baccalaureate And Doctorate
On Saturday May 1, Quality Control Music co-founder Coach K returned to his alma mater Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC. He walked across the stage at his school’s opening ceremony where he received his BA in Organizational Management and an Honorary Doctorate in Human Letters.
On Instagram, the QC chief honcho shared several images of himself in his cap and dress. He captioned the photo, “Dr. Kevin “Coach” Lee entered the building. “I am very grateful that I was able to cross the stage today to get my Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management and to earn a Doctorate in Humanities,” he wrote.
Before helping to build one of hip hop’s most formidable labels, Coach K was a student-athlete at Saint Augustine University over 20 years ago. The rap mogul played basketball for the HBCU, but after being injured he quit school to pursue other activities.
Last year, he completed what he had started and earned a degree in Organizational Management through the St. Augustine Gateway program for adult learners. Due to the pandemic, Coach K was unable to cross the stage in 2020, but the university resumed its launch activities this year with an in-person ceremony.
“After being successful in this music business, I was still missing something,” Coach K told the students at the graduation ceremony. “My mom and my grandmother… All I ever wanted to do was walk through that scene so they could see me graduating, so I re-enrolled in Saint-August. calendar but that light was in me. I’ll tell you, all your graduates here, you’ll make it to the finish line. This is the most important part.
In a statement posted on the school’s website, SAU President Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail said: “We are honored to bestow an honorary doctorate on Mr. Lee. “This will serve as the launch of our new Distinguished Alumni of the Year program, which will take place a few days before the start.”
A few QC artists left congratulatory comments on Coach K’s Instagram post, “Difficult !! DOC Contracts,” Quavo wrote. “Congratulations coach !!!” JT added.
In addition to recognizing Coach K for his accomplishments, the SAU also awarded prestigious lawyer Benjamin Crump with his own honorary doctorate.