Title















Site Registration | FInd a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map | Search the Site
The Voice of the Black Community

Sports

Former St. Aug’s hoops coach dies
Harvey Heartley won 371 games
 
Published Monday, June 23, 2014 1:51 pm
by Herbert L. White

Former St. Augustine’s men’s basketball coach and athletics director Harvey Heartley died Monday at age 79.


Heartley was the winningest coach in school history with 371 victories over 23 years. He was inducted into the CIAA’s John B. McLendon Jr. Hall of Fame in 2010.
A native of Clayton, N.C., Heartley played basketball at N.C. Central from 1951-55, earning all-CIAA and third-team All-American honors in the 1954-55 season before being drafted by the NBA’s Minneapolis Lakers.


Heartley launched his career as an athletics administrator at St. Aug’s in 1971, growing the department from three to 13 sports. In addition to serving as athletic director, he coached several sports and taught classes.


Heartley made his made mark as men’s basketball coach, leading the Falcons to a second-place finish in the 1984 NCAA Division II tournament. He is a member of the St. Augustine’s and N.C. Central halls of fame.


Heartley, who earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from NCCU, is a member of that school’s athletics hall of fame as well as St. Augustine’s.

Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Upcoming Events

read all
23

Rockin' & Racin' Exhibit

Get ready for a jam session like no other at the

23

Serpents of the Seas Exhibit

A new, limited-time exhibit opens at Sea Life

24

Friends and Family Market

CPCC Art Galleries will host our first annual

Latest News

read all

From Liberia, a winning attitude

Bokar helps 49ers advance to soccer playoffs

Cooper leaves 49ers a winner

Charlotte safety grabs interception in finale

Ford drives Hough playoff run

Tailback powers Huskies to third round