Cole concludes golf coaching career at Williams High

By Bob Sutton

Special to The Alamance News

Tommy Cole has coached his final season of boys’ golf at Williams.

Cole, 73, retired from his basketball coaching role at Williams in the fall prior to the season.

Williams golfers of the 2023 team pose after winning the All-County boys’ golf championship at Alamance Country Club. Pictured, left to right, are assistant coach Alan Gardner, Tim Klein, Blake Saunders, Tristan Cross, Jordan Harless, Christos Katsoudas, Jon Pellerito, and coach Tommy Cole.

He remained as coach of the Williams boys’ golf team through the recently completed season. It was his 40th and final season with that team, he said.

In golf under Cole, the Bulldogs won three team state championships (1995, 2000, 2011) and were runners-up seven times. Williams collected 12 regional titles and 27 conference crowns.

Cole had a basketball coaching career of more than 40 seasons. He’s a Williams alum.


Title games in Burlington

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association baseball state championships in Class 2-A and Class 4-A will be decided this weekend at Burlington Athletic Stadium.

There are best-of-3 series for each classification.

In Class 2-A, Burns meets Greene Central at 5:00 p.m. Friday and again at 11:00 a.m. Saturday. If necessary, a third game is set for 5:00 p.m. Saturday.

In Class 4-A, it’s Asheville Roberson vs. Wilmington Ashley at 8:00 p.m. Friday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday. Game 3, if necessary, is at 8 :00 p.m. Saturday (or 5:00 p.m. if there’s no Game 3 in Class 2-A).

The Class 3-A (East Rowan vs. South Central) and Class 1-A (Northside-Pinetown vs. Uwharrie Charter Academy) title series will be held at Ting Stadium in Holly Springs.

  • In softball, the best-of-3 finals Friday and Saturday are at UNC Greensboro for Class 4-A (Garner vs. Weddington) and Class 2-A (Midway vs. Southwestern Randolph).

At Duke, titles will be determined in Class 3-A (Kings Mountain vs. South Brunswick) and Class 1-A (East Wilkes vs. Northside-Pinetown).