Jul 8, 2019
Sam Story has firmly established a reputation as one of the state’s top high school football coaches. Story is a graduate of Burlington’s Walter Williams High School, where he later guided some great football teams himself. He graduated from Elon in 1969. Story enjoyed a 40-year career as a coach and teacher, including 29 as a head football coach. He began his high school coaching at the old Gibsonville High for a year and then went to Southern Alamance. He was athletic director and football coach at Southern Alamance from 1973 to ’77, where his teams posted a great mark of 37-7. After several years as an assistant at Duke, Story went back to Williams where the Bulldogs rolled up a record of 201-98, including winning two NCHSAA 3-A state championships. He also won six conference track and field championships at Williams as a coach in that sport. He coached in both the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas and the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West all-star games, and has been president of the Alamance County Sports Council.