Harvey Brooks earned a reputation as a coaching legend in North Carolina. A graduate of Boyden High in Salisbury and then a 1959 graduate of Pfeiffer, Brooks was a head coach in a variety of sports, including football, basketball, baseball and track, over more than 40 years. His coaching stops included Norwood, South Stanly, Warrenton John Graham, Princeton (from 1971 to '86), Pikeville Charles B. Aycock and Jones Senior. His teams won 320 games in basketball and compiled an outstanding 238-99-3 mark in football while winning 24 conference championships. He was considered a master of the single wing offense and ran it effectively even when it was out of vogue. He coached in the 1982 North Carolina Coaches Association East-West game and also was involved in many church and civic activities.
July 8, 2019