Tom Hayes is the pitching coach at Fuquay-Varina High School. He has coached more than 50 players in the past 20 years who earned Division I scholarships or signed professional contracts, including hitters Josh Hamilton (Texas Rangers), Jeremy Cotten (Pittsburgh Pirates), Quincy Latimore (Baltimore Orioles), and Caleb Mangum (N.C. State, Philadelphia Phillies), and pitchers Carlos Rodon (N.C. State, Chicago White Sox), Brett Daniels (North Carolina), Harris Honeycutt (South Carolina, Cincinnati Reds), Will Hunt (UNC Wilmington), and Neal Sears (East Carolina).
Tom has served as an assistant coach under Milton Senter at FVHS since 1996, and the duo guided the Bengals to the 4-A state championship in 2002. Tom was named the United States Southeast Regional assistant coach of the year for his work that season.
A 1976 graduate of N.C. State, Tom pitched on three ACC championship teams. The left-hander led the Wolfpack in innings pitched in each of his last three seasons and finished his college career with a 16-12 record and 2.64 ERA.
Tom was the winning pitcher in the first ACC Tournament game ever played, tossing a complete-game two-hitter as N.C. State defeated Duke 9-1 on April 19, 1973.
During his high school career at Saratoga Central, Tom became the first pitcher in North Carolina history to strike out 200 batters in a season. He posted a 0.34 ERA, the 11th-best mark state history, in 1972 while recording 204 strikeouts (sixth in state history). He also threw a state-record three consecutive no-hitters that season.
Stan Boraski has been a fixture on the local sports scene for years. A 1984 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Stan was president of the Fuquay-Varina youth basketball league in 1984-85. He then coached basketball in the Fuquay-Varina Athletic Association for almost two decades and served as an assistant coach at Fuquay-Varina High School.
Stan helped four FVHS basketball players earn college scholarships, and the Bengals made multiple playoff appearances during his tenure as an assistant under Bill Brown.
Stan also played a key role in a state championship for the school in another sport. Stan, who worked as a golf professional for 24 years at Bentwinds Golf and Country Club, mentored the players on the FVHS 1997 state championship golf team.