AfriGeneas States Research Forum
[NC] First AfriAm Head Coach
But earlier this week, the Haywood County school board approved Tuscola principal Tommy Hollingsworth’s recommendation that Thomas be hired to coach the Mountaineers. He becomes the first African-American head coach of any sport in Haywood County since schools there were integrated in 1966. In that same year, Reynolds High School in Canton, a school for African Americans, closed its doors.