Grimsley alum Joe Franks becomes executive director of Coaching Associations Group | Sports






GREENSBORO – Former Grimsley coach, trainer and teacher Joe Franks has been named executive director of the National Organization of Coaches Association Directors (NOCAD).

According to the association’s website: “NOCAD’s mission is to generate revenue and provide active support to member states for the benefit of their high schools’ multifaceted student activities and athletic programs.” NOCAD members include coaching associations from 37 states.







Joe Franks

Grimsley alumnus Joe Franks has been named executive director of the National Organization of Coaches Association Directors (NOCAD).


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Franks’ appointment is a passing of the torch from one Grimsley legend to another, as he succeeds former Whirlies coach, teacher and adviser Phil Weaver as NOCAD. Weaver stepped down after serving as executive director for eight years, while Franks spent the last six years as secretary of NOCAD.

The football pitch at Jamieson Stadium in Grimsley is named after Franks, and the basketball court at Sawyer Gymnasium is named after Weaver. Franks graduated from Grimsley in 1978.

Since retiring from Grimsley in 2013, Franks has spent much of his time working for the NC Coaches Association, which is based just off the school’s campus along Josephine Boyd Street. Along with the NOCAD position, Franks serves as executive secretary of the NCCA. Weaver and former Page coach Mac Morris are the association’s executive directors.

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Ida M. Morgan