The late Bill Bost was one of the state’s outstanding basketball coaches and had the unique distinction of coaching men’s and women’s teams simultaneously to great success. Bost coached at the old Hiddenite High School from 1960 to ’69 and then forged a great record at Bandys in Catawba County from 1970 through ‘88. During an eight-year period, he coached both the men’s and women’s varsities. His teams overall, both men and women, won 654 games and lost 214 during his career, including 341-143 as the Bandys men’s coach and 181-35 with the Bandys women. His 1977 Bandys women won the state 3-A title and his men finished second twice and captured the ’82 crown. He also served on the Catawba County Board of Education for several years after his retirement from coaching. The Bandys gymnasium bears his name.
July 8, 2019