Bayless celebrates 98th birthday

Published 1:13 am Saturday, October 2, 2021

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Former Happy Valley High School head basketball coach Charlie Bayless reached another milestone when he turned 98-years-old according to his granddaughter Melissa Ferraro.

Bayless served as a veteran in World War II. He was a former player and coach at Happy Valley High School and ETSU.

He is currently listed in the ETSU Hall of Fame.

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Bayless coached for over 64 years with over 900 wins. He celebrated 74 years of marriage. His wife, Jane Bayless, passed away just last year.