CHAPEL HILL – The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) selected and presented Reggie Flythe from Raleigh with the Association's Unsung Hero Award at the 2018-19 Annual Meeting on May 2, 2019 at the Dean E. Smith Center. The Unsung Hero Award, given periodically by the NCHSAA, normally goes to those tremendous volunteers who work in so many different areas of a school athletic program, from public address announcer to chain crew to booster club president to team physician or many other areas. The awards are traditionally given based on nominations from member schools.
Prior to his retirement in 2015, Flythe coached football, basketball, and even some tennis during a career in education that spanned from 1982 to 2015. Flythe has been and continues to be a leader in the educational community, particularly in the area of Drivers Education. He served as the President of the North Carolina Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association in 2011-12. He has also served as the President of the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association in 2016-17. He is also a lifetime member of the North Carolina Coaches Association.
Flythe is passionate about students, and the NCHSAA. His love for the Association regularly shines through while he serves as a Media Relations Coordinator for the NCHSAA Football and Basketball State Championships annually. His assistance provides a critical service to the media on Championship Saturdays, smoothly handling requests and information distribution while helping to highlight the accomplishments of student-athletes in the game.