Three legendary coaches named to 2018 WNC Sports Hall of Fame

Bobby Poss

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Poss, 67, is the only high-school football coach in the history of N.C. to win state titles at three different schools. He finished with five 4A state championships and posted a 241-89-1 record in 28 seasons, including an 88-25 mark in nine seasons at Reynolds High. He won state championships with the Rockets in 1999 and 2002. His other championships came at Fayetteville 71st (1984, ’86) and South View (1991).

Cindy Simmons


Simmons, 58, coached basketball for 30 years and volleyball for 25 seasons at Sylva-Webster and Smoky Mountain High. Her combined record was 897-483.A standout high-school and college basketball player known as Cindi Saltz, she won three state championships coaching volleyball and posted a record of 383-203.As a basketball coach (1988-2013), Simmons was 514-280 and won the state title in 2007.

Jan Stanley

Stanley, 64, coached volleyball at West Henderson for 35 years (1975-2010). She won five state titles and finished with a 699-115 record. Her basketball teams from 1980-97 were 281-161 and won a state title in 1991. Her combined record was 980-276. She was an all-conference basketball player for four years at Hendersonville High.