Heinz asks input for York book

Published 1:48 am Tuesday, July 8, 2014

By Joe Heinz


PROCTORVILLE —When you hear the name ‘Coach Carl York,’ what comes to mind? Hopefully, enough to help me fuel a book I’m writing on the legendary high school coach who was a household name in three states and beyond.

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I grew up in Proctorville and graduated from Fairland High School. After graduation, I received a basketball scholarship to Marshall University in 1961. I met coach York when I was in the sixth grade and he was just beginning his career at Fairland.

I was lucky enough to become one of “The Untouchables” and I was present at the gymnasium dedication now known as the Carl York Center, Home of the Fairland Dragons.

Now I am back home seeking stories from anyone that knew Carl York. Maybe a former basketball player or someone that worked with Carl. It can be anyone that has a funny or personal story they would like to share.

Anyone whose anecdote or story ends up in print will be acknowledge in the book.

To learn more about this book, please contact Joe Heinz, 1957-61 former basketball player, at: email Heinzwriter@comcast.net, call (616) 363-2219 (home) or (616) 322-0242 (cell), or mail to 409 Enclave Ct. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.