After a five-year career in sports journalism, Ray Alley decided to become more directly involved in sports. He became the men’s tennis and soccer coach at High Point College (1970-1975) and was named the NAIA national men’s tennis Coach of the Year in 1975. He moved to Guilford College, coaching the same two sports from 1975-1988. His tennis teams won more than 350 matches combined at the two schools, plus numerous conference and district championships. Alley has worked in youth soccer throughout his career, coaching, running camps and tournaments, and organizing workshops for coaches. He won the 2017 1-A girls’ regional and North Carolina Coach of the Year while leading Bishop McGuinness High School to a 19-3 record. Alley also founded, edited, and published the Southern Soccer Scene, a widely-read southeast regional monthly paper, for thirty-eight years as well as publishing North Carolina Tennis Today for fifteen years. Alley is a member of the Guilford College Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame.