He is one of the more successful coaches in NASCAR
with firsthand knowledge of putting championship
teams together. After 67 trips to Victory Lane,
2 National Championships, 1 World Championship
and 4 Rookie of the Year Championships,
“Coach” has demonstrated a propensity to win.
Coach has had a diverse career starting with his military
service during the Viet Nam era and celebrated work
with severely and profoundly handicapped children
and their families. He worked at Western Carolina Center in Morganton, N.C. and was
later recruited to the Administrative Office of the Courts in Hickory N.C. where he then
worked with children in trouble with the law. After eleven years of dedicated service,
he took a dramatic turn and co-purchased a gym and became a personal trainer.
Having been promoted to Master Fitness Instructor, he was approached by a NASCAR
team (Bill Elliott)and was asked for training advice. Later that year, the McDonald’s
#94 Pit Crew won the World Championship Pit Crew Competition at Rockingham, N.C.
and a great new career was formed and solidified.
You’ll find this story and many more in Wayne DeLoriea’s new book “Coach Without A Whistle”,
now available through Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com. Please go to the PRODUCTS
page for more information. Proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit Veterans Driving America.