WINDSOR – Last week it became official. Bertie High School is now the home of Roy L. Bond Jr. Stadium.
Members of the Bond family joined officials present and past of the Bertie County Board of Education to officially dedicate the stadium in memory of Bond, who was known by many simply as ‘Coach.’
“We are here tonight to officially rename Falcon Stadium in honor of Coach Roy Lester Bond Jr.,” said former BHS head football coach Willie Roberson, who served as master of ceremonies for the occasion. Roberson recounted the successes of Bond during his 12-year tenure as head football coach at Bertie.
They included five conference championships, multiple awards as Coach of the Year and winning two North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3-A state football championships – one in 1995 and the other in 2000.
Bond also never had a losing season at Bertie and finished with a .730 winning percentage.
Also on the program were Bertie County Board of Education Chairwoman Emma Johnson and Bertie County Commission Chairman Norman M. Cherry Sr, as well as friends and two former players.
Johnson and Bond unveiled the plaque naming the stadium Roy L. Bond Jr. Stadium.
We are grateful to Thadd White for providing the NCHSAA with this information.