Harold Valentine (2009)
Valentine attended Harding College 1957-1961, graduating with a BA in Physical Education. He obtained his Master’s degree in Elementary Administration in 1986.
His coaching career began at Harding Academy of Memphis, 1961-63, in the sports of basketball, football, track and baseball.
At Cotton Plant public schools he coached football, basketball and track. Valentine has officiated track and field for over forty years.
He has officiated high school track meets as a starter, clerk of the course and head timer and has been a starter for numerous state track meets and for the Meet of Champs five times.
Valentine worked AIC conference meets for over 20 years and has worked SEC championships, national NAIA outdoor meets, Southland conference championships and five indoor state track meets at Fayetteville.
He has been a national certified track official for over 20 years.