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Sad News - HOF Paul Gay Passes Away

By NCSHOF Staff, 03/17/22, 12:30PM EDT


Paul Beasley Gay, 90 of Sanford passed away Wednesday March 16, 2022. He was a native of Wilson County.

After attending East Carolina University as a multi-sport athlete, Paul was an extremely successful high school football coach.  He coached Sanford Central/Lee County High School to a 177-75-12 record from 1960 - 1985 including a State Championship in 1973 and Eastern Championships 1966 - 1968.  He is a member of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.