Fred T. Foard Has New Men's Basketball Coach


Fred T. Foard High School has announced the hiring of Rob Bliss as its new head men's basketball coach.

Principal Sally Bradshaw said that Bliss is a veteran coach of the game who will be coming to Foard from West Henderson High School, where he has coached since 2006.

Bliss is a 1989 graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in history and a 2008 graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a master's in school administration. Bliss has served in roles as a history teacher, athletic director, and assistant principal.

He coached at East Burke High school from 1990-93 for the JV program and completed his term with a record of 40-22. From 1993-96, he coached the JV basketball program at Freedom and had a successful record of 51-5. From 1996-99 he coached at Brevard and his team made the NCHSAA state playoffs in both 1998 and 1999, finishing with an overall record of 46-33.

Following his stint at Brevard, he coached East Burke from 1999-2006, with the record there of 126-64 and then his teams were 60-47 at West Henderson. His career coaching record is 323-171.