The late Hoy Isaacs compiled a brilliant record in several sports, with two years at Statesville High School and then a phenomenal 37-year career at Reidsville. A native of Watauga County and a1943 graduate of Appalachian State Teachers College, Isaacs led his Reidsville basketball teams to 640 victories against just 285 losses. His 1973 squad won the NCHSAA state championship with a perfect 25-0 mark. He also coached the 1955 Reidsville baseball team to a state crown and won a couple of golf state championships during a 23-year stint in that sport. He was an 11-time conference coach of the year in golf and his teams qualified for the state tournament 20 years in a row. He also served as athletic director at Reidsville for 12 years. Isaacs was one of the charter members of the North Carolina Coaches Association back in 1949 and coached in the East-West basketball game in 1972.
July 8, 2019