St. Augustine's

Former St. Aug's coach Heartley commanded respect

Posted June 27, 2014

The measure of a man sometimes depends on perspective.

To those who watched Harvey Heartley coach, most saw him as a winner. He was St. Augustine’s all-time coaching king.

“Once a champion, always a champion.”

To others, Hearley was an ambassador, constantly pushing for furthered recognition of the CIAA.

“Probably one of the greatest influences in Raleigh in basketball,” said Will Cooper, who played for Heartley at Ligon High School.

To those who knew him closest, he was a father-figure.

“One of the greatest men, along with my father, that I’ve ever known.” said James ‘Twiggy’ Sanders, also a former player of Heartley’s at Ligon High School.

His life lessons surpassed any game-plans.

“He always stressed to us the ‘five P’s,’” said Anthony Boggan, who played for Heartley at St. Augustine’s. “The ‘five P’s’ was proud preparation prevents poor performance, and I took that in life to whatever I chose to do after I played basketball. So I stuck with his philosophy.”

“First thing, he’d walk in there, he said to me, I’ll always remember, ‘Isah, stay out of the corner,’” said Isah Umar, a former St. Augustine’s player. “In the beginning, I didn’t understand what that means, but later, I get to understand it. When you play basketball, there are some places you don’t want to be on the court. And off the court, there are some corners that he don’t want you to be there.”

Today, those of all different perspectives pay their final respects to a man who commanded so much respect from every viewpoint possible.

“He’s just going to be sorely missed,” said Sanders.



5 Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • nggeoteach Jun 28, 2014

    From Clayton to Raleigh this gentle man will fondly be remembered --- as well as his entire family --- for all he gave to us. Godspeed ~~~

  • Southern Gal Jun 28, 2014

    He was the patriarch of a very fine family, too. His wife Mrs Heartley was a school guidance councelor. As a middle school friend of one of his daughters, I remember being invited to their home. They were a very welcoming and gracious multi-generational family. Fond memories of this Southern family... :-)

  • Toddler10-21 Jun 28, 2014

    Gonna miss you coach/father!! RIP!

  • Jeanne Gunn Jun 27, 2014
    user avatar

    A great coach influences his players both on and off the court; Heartley certainly accomplished this measure of a coach and man.

  • vt94hokies Jun 27, 2014

    A well written article. He was one of the best; no doubt.

  • WRAL Documentary: Basketball Town

    Tonight at 7:30 on WRAL-TV

  • UFC: Holly Holm vs Valentina Shevchenko

    Tonight at 8:30 on FOX50

  • MLS: New York Red Bulls vs New York City FC

    Tomorrow at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • Cycling: Tour de France

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA Golf: American Century Championship

    Tomorrow at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: LA Dodgers at St. Louis

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • NASCAR: Brickyard 400

    Tomorrow at 2:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: LA Dodgers at St. Louis

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

MLB Scoreboard
Interleague
San Francisco0Bot
3rd
NY Yankees0
American League
Seattle14Final
Toronto5
 
Cleveland04:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
Preview
Baltimore0
 
Minnesota04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Boston0
 
Detroit04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Chi White Sox0
 
LA Angels04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Houston0
 
Texas04:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 MST6:15 EST6:45 VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT
Preview
Kansas City0
 
Tampa Bay 6:05 PT7:05 MT8:05 CT9:05 ET21:05 ET1:05 GMT9:05 6:05 MST8:05 EST8:35 VEN5:05 UAE (+1)8:05 CT
Preview
Oakland 
National League
Philadelphia2Top
3rd
Pittsburgh2
 
San Diego04:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 MST6:05 EST6:35 VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 CT
Preview
Washington0
 
Chi Cubs04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Milwaukee0
 
Arizona 4:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Cincinnati 
 
NY Mets04:10 PT5:10 MT6:10 CT7:10 ET19:10 ET23:10 GMT7:10 4:10 MST6:10 EST6:40 VEN3:10 UAE (+1)6:10 CT
Preview
Miami0
 
LA Dodgers 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 MST6:15 EST6:45 VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 CT
Preview
St. Louis 
 
Atlanta 5:10 PT6:10 MT7:10 CT8:10 ET20:10 ET0:10 GMT8:10 5:10 MST7:10 EST7:40 VEN4:10 UAE (+1)7:10 CT
Preview
Colorado 
 
Minor League Baseball
International League
Lehigh Valley 3:05 PT4:05 MT5:05 CT6:05 ET11:05 GMT
Louisville 
 
Gwinnett 3:05 PT4:05 MT5:05 CT6:05 ET11:05 GMT
Buffalo 
 
Durham 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 
 
Charlotte 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Indianapolis 
 
Rochester 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Syracuse 
 
Toledo 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET12:05 GMT
Norfolk 
 
Pawtucket 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET12:15 GMT
Columbus 
 
Intl Crown (LPGA)
Japan: 14 | Thailand: 14
Four Balls - Day 2
MatchScore
Feng / Fengall square
Kung / Luafter 17
 
Hull / Reid3 and 1
Jutanugarn / JutanugarnF (17)
 
Piller / Lewis2 up
Miyazato / Nomuraafter 16
 
Kerr / Thompson3 up
Suzuki / Watanabeafter 15
 
Yang / Chun1 up
Lee / Ohafter 14
 
Yan / Lin5 and 4
Tseng / ChengF (14)
 
Ewart Shadoff / Clyburn7 and 5
Phatlum / ChutichaiF (13)
 
Ryu / Kim2 up
Webb / Artisafter 13
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Saturday, Jul. 23
Citi Open (ATP/WTA)
Semifinals
(5) S. Johnson4 4    
(13) I. Karlovic6 6    
(2) G. Monfils 
(7) A. Zverev 
 
Croatia Open Umag (ATP)
Semifinals
C. Berlocq64 4    
A. Martin77 6    
(4) F. Fognini6 6    
G. Elias3 3    
 
Suisse Open Gstaad (ATP)
Semifinals
(1) F. Lopez4 6 6   
D. Brown6 3 3   
(8) P. Mathieu65 62    
R. Haase77 77    
 
Generali Open (ATP)
Final
(4) P. Lorenzi6 6    
N. Basilashvi3 4    
 
WTA Scoreboard
Saturday, Jul. 23
Citi Open (ATP/WTA)
Semifinals
(6) Y. Putintseva4 1    
(7) Y. Wickmayer6 2    
L. Davis 
J. Pegula 
 
Ericsson Open (WTA)
Semifinals
(6) L. Siegemund4 6 4   
J. Goerges6 3 0   
(8) J. Larsson5 1    
K. Siniakova7 6    
 
Bank of the West Classic (WTA)