Shelly Marsh was an outstanding head coach in basketball at several different stops as well as a well-respected administrator. Born in Chatham County, Marsh went to J.S. Waters High School and then graduated from North Carolina A&T in 1965. He was successful at every coaching stop, starting at W.H. Robinson High in Pitt County in the old North Carolina High School Athletic Conference, with a record of 101-52, and then from 1973 to ’84 at Greenville D.H. Conley, where his teams went 219-102. He also coached at Havelock (158-81) and then at West Johnston, his final coaching stop from 2004-08, with a 55-53 mark, to give him 533 career victories. Marsh also has been an assistant principal, principal and most recently served as deputy superintendent in Johnston County. He is a member of the Johnston County Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association Hall of Fame and received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from North Carolina governor Mike Easley.
July 8, 2019