Jimmy Fleming is one of the state’s outstanding coaches in softball but also coached men’s basketball, track, football, baseball and cheerleading during his career at South Granville. A graduate of Creedmoor High and East Carolina University, Fleming is best remembered for his success in softball. His teams did win four men’s conference basketball championships, but in softball South once won 14 consecutive league titles and a whopping 164 conference games in a row to go with a 54 consecutive game win streak that spanned three different seasons. His teams won seven NCHSAA state championships, including five in slow-pitch, and finished second twice. A member of the NCHSAA Board of Directors from 1990 through ‘94, Fleming also served as athletic director at South Granville for 33 years. He coached in the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West all-star basketball game in 1986.
July 8, 2019