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Alexis McCoy, the athletics director at Reagan for the last 10 years, is leaving for the central office
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Alexis McCoy, the athletics director at Reagan for the last 10 years, is leaving for the central office

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ALEXIS MCCOY

Alexis McCoy has been the athletics director at Reagan for 10 years.

Alexis McCoy, the athletics director at Reagan High School for the last 10 years, will become an assistant athletics director for middle schools for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools district.

She’ll work in the central office coordinating middle schools athletics.

“My son’s getting older and I need to spend more time at home, and this will afford me that opportunity,” said McCoy, who started as Reagan’s girls soccer coach when the school opened in 2005.

“I’ve loved my time here at Reagan.”

The boys soccer team won a state championship, and the girls golf program won two state titles, including this spring, during her tenure.

Reagan also has produced several individual state championships.

Principal Brad Royal said McCoy will be missed.

“When you think of Reagan athletics, you think of her,” Royal said. “She knows what it takes, and she puts the kids first. I’ve learned a lot from her over the years.”

Royal said he’s close to naming another athletics director but wants to give McCoy a proper sendoff. “Right now it’s about celebrating her and we can’t thank her enough and I’ve been blessed to be able to work with her,” Royal said.

“We wish her nothing but the best as she moves to the central office.”

McCoy attended one final signing day Tuesday for three athletes going to college this fall.

“Seeing athletes develop here at Reagan during their four years is something I’ll miss,” she said.

Royal said McCoy would always be part of the school. Her husband, Chris, is an assistant football coach at Reagan.

“She will be able to take her talents and skills to all the middle schools throughout the county and they can utilize her vast skills,” Royal said.

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