Sunday, February 27, 2011

Coats joins NCWC, promoting The Wesleyan Cup

Former Rocky Mount QB Eddie Coats
Former Rocky Mount quarterback Eddie Coats (1981-82), despite the career run by Terrell Hudgins, still holds some passing marks in the RMHS record book.

But he now would like to set some fundraising records at North Carolina Wesleyan College.

Coats has left the world of banking and has returned to his alma mater  to assume duties as its Assistant Vice President for Development.

Part of his new job is to assist with the supervision and success of Wesleyan’s fundraising efforts. And one of them is coming up in about a month.

The college will host The Wesleyan Cup golf tournament on April 8 at the Golf Club of Rocky Mount - located off N. Wesleyan Blvd.

Sponsored by Roger G. Taylor & Associates, the event is a significant source of academic, athletic and scholarship funding for Wesleyan students.

The college has a special commitment to the Rocky Mount area and to Eastern North Carolina. The Wesleyan community includes students from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds — many of whom are first generation college students. Historically, more than 90 percent of the students at Wesleyan receive financial aid to attend classes, and the demand for financial assistance has soared during the recession. Support from events such as this makes higher education opportunities possible for these worthy students.

This year’s Wesleyan Cup will be a four-person Captain’s Choice highlighted by a $10,000 hole-in-one contest, a Buick Regal hole-in-one contest, and a $10,000 putting contest. Additional prizes will be awarded for closest-to-the-pin and longest drive competitions.

Cost is $125 per person or bring a foursome for $500. This price includes lunch and awards dinner, green and cart fees, and a golf shoe bag full of surprises.

The staff and fun course layout of the Golf Club of Rocky Mount makes it one of the premiere golf courses in the area, so of all of the tournaments in which you can play, this will be one that people will not forget, event organizers said.

Hole sponsors are also needed.

For more information contact Tammy Robinson, coordinator of Institutional Advancement Services, at 252-985-5266 or . You may also contact Coats at

I encourage all, area alumni especially, to grab those clubs out of the closet and start your year of golfing by coming out to support this event.


Anonymous said...

It would have been nice if this could have been Eddie's story without mentioning Terrell Hudgins.
Charles is so biased it is unbelievable. I'm sure this will not be printed.

Anonymous said...

Come on Charles and man up. Let Eddie's story be Eddie's story and not make any reference to another Gryphon. This story of Eddie's new adventure has NOTHING to do with Terrell Hudgins.

Charles Alston said...

FYI, many thought Hudgins had all of RM's passing records. Eddie still has a few and I proudly let the RM fans know that.
I will always, ALWAYS, try to tie the past with the current - no matter who I write about. This a blog, and MY blog, not a newspaper. You'd do well to remember that! Start your own blog and write whatever you want!