Former star runner at Bunker Hill has also coached at Fred T. Foard
By CHRIS HOBBS
CATAWBA – Alan Sigmon — a championship runner and title-winning head coach in high schoool track and field and cross country — is retiring.
He was a star runner at Bunker Hill in track and field and cross country, and has chronicled the history of the sport in the Greater Hickory area since his own prep running days.
As he has for years, Sigmon continues to work on record-keeping in his favorite sports. Upon completion, he plans to post that information online.
“We are losing a phenomenal teacher, coach and mentor for our kids,” Bandys Athletic Director Brandon Harbinson said in the press release. “Coach Sigmon’s shoes will be extremely hard to fill, but we are grateful for his service to our students and athletes at Bandys High School over the last three decades.
“We wish him the very best!”
Sigmon has been involved in virtually every major track and field and cross country event in the region over a period of about four decades and is considered an expert in those sports.
In 1984 and 1985, he was cross country head coach at Fred T. Foard, moving into that role after one year as an assistant coach.
Sigmon was head boys’ track coach from 1984-86 at Fred T. Foard and girls’ track and field coach at Bandys from 1990-98.