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 Coy O. Williard Jr.  has served the High Point community for over 50 years. Coy,  a former chairmen of the High Point Economic Development Corporation (EDC), currently serves as the chair of the  High Point Downtown Stadium Foundation, a non-profit that manages Truist Point, the baseball field, is acting as a chairman on the board of the High Point Rockers, and represents the Rockers on the Executive Board of Atlantic League.

The Rockers said his efforts were integral to making the Truist Point stadium a reality, which opened in May 2019.

Williard is now battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, according to the Rockers.

The community leader was given a special contract to sign, making him an official Rocker for a day. Williard was given a key to the City of High Point by Mayor Jay Wagner.  Stadium officials have named the area where Coy sits for all Rockers games as "Coy's Corner."

Lastly, the home plate gate has been renamed the Coy O. Williard Gate. 

“Coy has been a cornerstone of civic involvement in High Point for over five decades,” said Rockers President Pete Fisch. “He exemplifies what it means to be a community leader. Coy has been a mentor and phenomenal resource to me and the ball club over the last four years.”

Williard's other community involvements include serving as board chairman for GTCC, the High Point Community Foundation, the High Point Chamber of Commerce, High Point Economic Development Corp, several furniture related entities and more. 

He also won Citizen of the Year by the High Point Enterprise in 2011.

This ride was created to continue his legacy of contributing to the High Point Community and supporting youth through his passion for the sport of baseball.

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