You can’t Dilly-Dally, if you want to keep up with Jerry Talley, and it may be impossible to keep up with Mr. Talley:Jerry Talley to be honored with the NCHSAA “Golden Whistle” Award

from Jim Sands with Rockingham County Now, a division of Lee Enterprises, and Greensboro’s News and Record/The N&R…..Click On Below to read more/read all of this article/post…

GREENSBOROReidsville resident and life-long North Carolina public servant Jerry Talley was recently tapped to receive the prestigious Golden Whistle Award from the NCHSAA for his many decades of commitment to athletics and education for citizens in the state.

This NCHSAA awards celebration aims to recognize and honor outstanding achievements and commitment to high school athletics. Students, coaches, administrators and contest officials are among those who will be recognized and celebrated.

A 1966 graduate of Reidsville Senior High School, Talley was a star basketball and baseball player during his playing days as well as the trainer for the then Golden Lions football team.

After high school graduation, Talley was a member of the first class at Rockingham Community College when the institution opened its doors in 1966 where he became the first class president at RCC.

He transferred to Appalachian State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education. Talley would go on to graduate from A & T State University with a Master of Education in Health and Physical Education, a Master of Science degree in Safety and Driver Education, and a Master of Science in Education Administration.

After being honorably discharged following a two-year stint in the United States Army, he then embarked on his career in education and athletics where he served in many vital roles from 1973 to 2002.

Talley taught physical education and health at Reidsville Middle school for 12 years. During that time, he coached eighth and ninth grade football, basketball and later served as the head varsity baseball coach for the Reidsville Rams where he stayed for six years.

Talley would go on to serve as the assistant principal at both Reidsville High School and Reidsville Middle School and was appointed principal of Williamsburg Elementary where he remained until his retirement in 2002.

While juggling the rigors of his coaching and teaching career, he started officiating basketball in 1975 at the YMCA and recreation leagues around Reidsville and Madison. Talley became a member of the Triad Basketball Officials Association in 1976 where he began officiating high school JV and varsity basketball games. He also officiated softball and volleyball in the mid-1980’s.

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