The late Jack Holley won more high school football games as a head coach than any other coach in North Carolina history. He was born in Ashton, NC, and then was an outstanding athlete at New Hanover High School in Wilmington, where he played on state championship teams in several different sports, before going to Guilford College and graduating in 1963. Holley coached for 46 years at a variety of stops, including Tabor City, Wallace-Rose Hill, Hallsboro, West Columbus, South Columbus and Harrells Christian Academy. He had two major stints at Wallace-Rose Hill, from 1982-92 and then from 1997-2008. During his tenure, his teams won an amazing 412 games against 96 losses and nine ties, including numerous conference championships, which has put him in the top ten of football coaches nationally. Holley also coached in both the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West all-star games and the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. He has been inducted into both the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame and the Guilford College Sports Hall of Fame.
July 8, 2019