Long-time High Point Central baseball coach Andy Harper is gone…He has died after losing his battle with COVID-19…It all happened fast, as we were hoping to get some prayer request mentions up here for Coach Harper, we read today that he is gone, he has died…
Our thoughts and prayers do go out to his family and friends…Much-respected high school baseball coach in our area, and he worked not only with HP Central, but also with the independent Triad Baseball Academy…
Coach Harper played high school baseball and basketball at Kerwin Christian School, in Kernersville…He graduated from Kerwin, and played football and baseball there at Kerwin for Coach Dick Gerber…And Coach Harper played basketball at Kerwin, for Coach Jerry Bailey…He thought a lot of Coach Gerber and Coach Bailey…
Classic photo with Andy Harper and his high school baseball coach at Kerwin Christian, Coach Dick Gerber….
— Andy Harper Memorial (@AndyHarperRIP) August 27, 2021
I first met and got to know Coach Andy Harper when High Point Central was playing in the Farm Bureau Insurance Spring Baseball Tournaments, at the Greensboro Grasshoppers stadium…Coach Harper was a very big part of our local high school baseball community…He goes all the way to Kerwin Christian, and all the way to High Point Central High School…
RIP:Coach Andy Harper
Terrible news today as Coach Andy Harper lost his battle with COVID he was always a fixture in baseball around triad area. I played for him briefly in my high school days and always stayed in touch. Coached for the right reasons. You will be missed @At_Harp pic.twitter.com/NmOKhskRrf
— Jamie Serber (@serbasauras22) August 27, 2021
Really don’t have the words to say right now…RIP Coach @At_Harp
Coach Harper was truly one of the good ones. He mentored young coaches and mentored many young men on and off the field. He was truly one of the greatest human beings and coaches out there. RIP Coach! @HPC_Baseball pic.twitter.com/lGyMTFkJWg
— Titan Baseball (@WFTitanBaseball) August 27, 2021
Andy Harper; Class personified! What an Godly example for every kid he has ever coached. Rest Easy Andy. We all know you are with Jesus now!!
— Scott Davis (@scottdavis1965) August 27, 2021
Today we received word that Coach Andy Harper, our friend passed away. I had the honor to coach against and with this great man. Always the advocate for the player, a community leader who wanted to give everyone who wanted it a chance to play our great game. RIP to a a great man.
— Glenn Baseball (@ghscatbaseball) August 27, 2021
We are crushed by hearing the news of Andy Harper’s passing. I personally knew Andy, and I can tell you he loved helping others within the community. His spirit in helping kids has positively affected many, including ours, and we will always keep him in our hearts. ? @At_Harp pic.twitter.com/B3dRw0KEFx
— Play’n Sports (@PlaynSportsUSA) August 27, 2021
Very sad news today – High Point Central baseball coach Andy Harper has passed away. He coached the Bison for seven seasons. But his impact in the community went far beyond. He will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/2ANWgqajsY
— Michael Lindsay (@HPEmichael) August 27, 2021
Our prayers go out to @At_Harp family and as well to @HPCBisonSports @HPC_Baseball
I'm not sure there were any better men than Harp. Was fortunate and blessed to get to know him. He helped so many young players, not only in our program, but all over. RIP Andy.
— Whirlie Baseball (@BaseballWhirlie) August 27, 2021
One of the best people i’ve ever met. Rip Coach Harper???? pic.twitter.com/1CGYgCSWlk
— Josh Foulks (@Joshfoulks_13) August 27, 2021