North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Cole Will Coach Both Basketball Teams at Williams

         BURLINGTON—Tommy Cole will be doing double duty once again at Burlington’s Walter Williams High School, according to a report in the Burlington Times-News.

         Cole has been named the head coach of the men’s basketball team while retaining his duties guiding the women’s basketball program.  He had coached both teams back during the 2011-12 season and has had both men’s and women’s teams in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championship games.

         His 2011-12 women’s team at Williams lost to Harding in the state 3-A championship contest and his 1996 men’s team won the NCHSAA championship.

         Cole is a graduate of Walter Williams, where he was a standout athlete, and he coached the men’s team there for a total of 20 seasons, rolling up a reor of 355-181.  He has a mark in 12 years with the womne’s program of 233-83.

         He also coached the Graham men’s team for four years in the 1980’s.

         Cole has been serving as a substitute teacher at the school on a regular basis after stepping down from his full-time teaching role several years ago.