2009 state awards
Ђ Doris Howard Female Coach of the Year: Darlene Joyner of
Northwest Guilford graduated from Guilford College after attending
Guilford. A two-sport standout in volleyball and basketball at
where she is in the Guilford Sports Hall of Fame, she has been a very
successful head coach in volleyball, softball, cross country and
basketball coach at her high school alma mater. Her teams have earned
conference crowns in several different sports and her slow-pitch
team won a state championship in 1996.
Ђ Harvey Reid Male Coach of the Year: Earl Smith of Wake
Forest-Rolesville has been one of the state№s top head football
during several stops in 32 years as a head coach, most recently from
through №08 at Wake Forest-Rolesville, where his team won three
conference titles. Prior to that he had been at Wilmington New Hanover
Raleigh Millbrook. On 11 occasions he earned conference coach of the
honors and was selected as a head coach in the North Carolina Coaches
Association East-West football game and an assistant in 1995 on the
Carolina Shrine Bowl staff.
Ђ Dave Harris Athletic Director of the Year: Roy Turner of
Wilmington's Ashley High School took over as athletic director at the
Wilmington school in 2006 after eight years at Southeast Guilford. Prior
that he served at Greensboro Dudley as both athletic director and
baseball coach. He is a past president of the North Carolina Athletic
Directors Association and has also been a high school and collegiate
basketball game official.
Bob Deaton Principal of the Year: Brooks Matthews of Triton is
currently a member of the North Carolina High School Athletic
Board of Directors. He has a great background including a stint as a
(women's basketball and tennis), athletic director as well as a principal.
Harnett County native and Campbell University graduate, Brooks has
several principal of the year honors and has been at Triton in some
since 1984 and has served as principal since 2001.
Bob McRae Superintendent of the Year: Tony Parker of Johnston
County retired from service in North Carolina during a time where Tony
serving as an outstanding member of the NCHSAA Board of Directors. He
formerly been superintendent of Beaufort County schools and the
city schools, and prior to that served as principal at South View and
Lumberton High Schools. Tony was a coach long before he became a
school administrator. He coached football, basketball, wrestling, track
field and baseball at Massey Hill and Fayetteville Terry Sanford. He
currently superintendent of the Berkeley County schools in South
Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year: Kevin Connolly
of WGHP-TV in High Point has done a terrific job covering high school
athletics across the state after beginning his broadcasting career at
in 1986. He is currently sports anchor and reporter for the station№s
at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. He helped start the popular FOX8 Prep
segment which highlights area high school athletes for their
on the field or court as well as in the classroom.
Elton Hawley Athletic Trainer of the Year: Lynn Bundy of
Edenton Holmes has been very involved in high school athletics from
sports medicine perspective. She served as athletic trainer at Holmes
some 23 years before her retirement in 2008. She has been on the Board
Directors of the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association and also
served as an athletic trainer for the Shrine Bowl.
In terms of background of the award№s names, here are some
Doris Howard of Fayetteville was one of the state№s most
successful female coaches during a 41-year career at Hope Mills, Central
Cape Fear High Schools, winning 533 games in basketball, and is in
NCHSAA Hall of Fame.
Harvey Reid, also an NCHSAA Hall of Famer, is the state№s
all-time winningest basketball coach with over 800 victories, most of
came at Wilson Fike.
Dave Harris was the athletic director of the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools from 1967 to Њ91 after an excellent
coaching career, primarily at Harding. He was a charter member of the
Hall of Fame.
Bob Deaton was one of the state№s outstanding high school
principals during a long career in education, primarily at
R.J. Reynolds, and was president of the NCHSAA in 1977-78.
Bob McRae is the former superintendent in Randolph County
after a long career at Kings Mountain and was president of the NCHSAA
1997-98. He has served as chair of the Realignment Committee as well as
other NCHSAA capacities.
Tim Stevens is the long time prep sports editor at the
Raleigh News and Observer and has been recognized nationally for his
covering high school athletics.
Elton Hawley is a native of Dunn who for many years was the
athletic training coordinator for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. He
the initial inductee into the North Carolina Athletic Trainer
Hall of Fame.
Associate Executive Director
North Carolina High School Athletic Association
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
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