Local volunteer coach gets Subway award - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Local volunteer coach gets Subway award

Larry Roberts, center, wraps up practice with Amateur Athletic Union elite girls basketball players at Carolina Forest High School gym, where he was surprised with the Subway Standout Coach award on June 15. (Source: The Summit Group) Larry Roberts, center, wraps up practice with Amateur Athletic Union elite girls basketball players at Carolina Forest High School gym, where he was surprised with the Subway Standout Coach award on June 15. (Source: The Summit Group)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A local high school coach has received a national honor.

Coach Larry Roberts was awarded the title of the 2017 Subway Standout Coach for his positive values on and off the court.

According to a press release, Roberts started a basketball league three years ago for middle school students who did not make their school team. The players practice at Forestbrook Baptist Church and compete in tournaments in the Myrtle Beach area.

Roberts was awarded a silver whistle and a $100 Subway card, as well as a catered meal for his team.

The honoree, who played basketball at Coastal Carolina University under Coach Michael Hopkins, started teaching at Forestbrook Middle School, where he first coached middle school students, the release stated. However, having to cut players weighed on him.

"I didn't feel I was the right person," Roberts said.

That led to his forming the basketball league and earning the admiration of his players and their parents.

I can't say enough good things about coach," said Sheila Tomlin, whose daughter Alexis is a senior at Carolina Forest High School. "My daughter's been playing with him since she was in fifth grade. She absolutely loves him. He has taught her the game of basketball, the game of life, how to be a better person, how to be a better athlete. He tries to give each kid an equal opportunity to play."

Copyright 2017 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Riordan appointed chair of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

    Riordan appointed chair of Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:02:58 GMT
    Source: Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism AllianceSource: Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Karen Riordan is the new President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC). The announcement was made during a press conference Tuesday. Riordan comes to Myrtle Beach by way of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, where she served as President and CEO for four years. According to her biography, Riordan has led marketing programs for brands in tourism, including The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Royal Car...

    More >>

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Karen Riordan is the new President and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC). The announcement was made during a press conference Tuesday. Riordan comes to Myrtle Beach by way of the Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance, where she served as President and CEO for four years. According to her biography, Riordan has led marketing programs for brands in tourism, including The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Royal Car...

    More >>
  • Horry County launches opportunity zone website

    Horry County launches opportunity zone website

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-07-17 14:38:27 GMT
    The website launched Monday. Source: www.grandstrandopportunityzones.com.The website launched Monday. Source: www.grandstrandopportunityzones.com.
    The website launched Monday. Source: www.grandstrandopportunityzones.com.The website launched Monday. Source: www.grandstrandopportunityzones.com.

    Horry County leaders are hoping to revitalize low-income areas known as opportunity zones, and now they’ve made it easier for people to find out more about those zones.

    More >>

    Horry County leaders are hoping to revitalize low-income areas known as opportunity zones, and now they’ve made it easier for people to find out more about those zones.

    More >>
  • SCDOT updates ongoing construction in Conway

    SCDOT updates ongoing construction in Conway

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:23 AM EDT2018-07-17 12:23:44 GMT

    Some road projects are underway for the City of Conway. Ninth Avenue North is already underway and Main Street is slated for the near future. The South Carolina Department of Transportation says the only road closures you need to be aware of for this project will be on Ninth Avenue, from Main Street to Lauren Street, and then from Laurel Street to Elm Street. It'll be in effect during the day around 5 in the morning to 8 at night.

    More >>

    Some road projects are underway for the City of Conway. Ninth Avenue North is already underway and Main Street is slated for the near future. The South Carolina Department of Transportation says the only road closures you need to be aware of for this project will be on Ninth Avenue, from Main Street to Lauren Street, and then from Laurel Street to Elm Street. It'll be in effect during the day around 5 in the morning to 8 at night.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly