Jul 8, 2019
Ralph Holloway has compiled an impressive slate as a high school coach as well as an administrator. Hollloway grew up in South Carolina and then attended Elizabeth City State University, graduating in 1975, with a master’s from East Carolina. He embarked on an outstanding teaching and coaching career, with stints at the high school level at Burlington Cummings from 1983 to ’89 and then at Kinston from 1989 to ’98. He was defensive coordinator at Cummings when it won the ’87 NCHSAA football crown and guided the women’s track team to a couple of state championships there. He left Cummings to serve as head football coach and athletic director at Kinston. Holloway then went to West Carteret as athletic director and assistant principal for three years, followed by10 years as principal at East Carteret. He served as president of the Board of Directors of the NCHSAA and also on the Board of the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association. He is in the Palmetto (SC) High School Hall of Fame as an athlete, the Cummings High School Hall of Fame as a coach, and in the North Carolina Athletic Directors Hall of Fame. He also helped to chair the NCHSAA’s recent Centennial Celebration.