WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Legendary high school football coach Jack Holley has died after a prolonged illness. He died Monday afternoon at his home in Teachey. He was 74.
Holley is the all-time winningest football coach in state history. He had 412 career wins against just 96 defeats in 44 seasons as a high school football head coach. He was also a 2007 inductee into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame.
Holley was also a stand-out athlete. He played on four state championship teams for New Hanover High School in football, basketball and baseball from 1954 to 1957.