For the second consecutive year, Coach Tom Riley, head football coach at the North Carolina School for the Deaf, Morganton, has been selected as the Mason-Dixon Conference Football Coach of the Year for the 2005 season.
The NCSD Bears finished 7-2 for the season. The 7-2 record was the best record for the Bears since 1980.
The school was recently informed that the 2005 Bears were ranked fourth in the state among 8-man teams. Riley was also named Coach of the Year for the 2004 season.
Coach Riley, his assistant coaches, players and cheerleaders were honored with a celebration parade around campus following the last game and students, staff, family, alumni, and friends attended. NCSD is very proud of Coach Riley and the job he does with the team and for the school.by Staff Reports