WALLACE, NC (WECT) - High school football coaching legend Jack Holley passed away Monday after a battle with myelofibrosis. He was 74.
The illness, which is a type of chronic leukemia, left Holley weakened and fatigued in the last few weeks.
Holley retired in 2011 as the winningest coach in North Carolina history. His 412-95-9 overall record includes 14 state championship title appearances and one Championship win in 2008 while at Harrells Christian Academy.
His teams at Wallace-Rose Hill appeared in back-to-back title games, losing each by one point to Thomasville.
Holley is credited with changing the game of high school football in North Carolina by utilizing the weight room.