Jul 8, 2019
Jack Huss has compiled an impressive slate as a high school and college coach but also has had a stellar career as an official. A graduate of R-S Central, Huss was an outstanding football and baseball player at Lenoir-Rhyne College, graduating in 1969. He was one of the youngest head football coaches in the country at the college level when he coached at L-R from 1974 to 1980. He also served as head football coach at Richmond Senior (1980-83), Hunter Huss (1985-86) and R-S Central (1987-95), and also coached golf for 11 years and served as athletic director at R-S Central. Huss began his officiating career while a college student and had to step away while coaching college football. But he has officiated high school basketball for almost 40 years in addition to six years at the college level. He has worked five different NCHSAA state championship basketball games and has called in five regionals and 30 sectional tournaments, earning the NCHSAA Golden Whistle Award for officiating excellence in 2012. Huss was inducted into the Lenoir-Rhyne University Sports Hall of Fame in 1996.