Jack Holley was born on August 15, 1938, in Ashton, North Carolina, Pender County. He moved from Pender County to New Hanover County around the age of three. Jack Holley has been married for 43 years to Judy Wells Holley, and has three children and four grandchildren.
Jack has been coached by Leon Brogden, Jap Davis, Bill Brooks, Buck Hardee, Calvin Lane, and Wimpy Johnson which prepared him well for his forty-four years of football coaching experience.
Holley has forty-four years of Football Coaching experience and 380 wins as a Head Coach, holding the record for the most wins in football in North Carolina.
Jack Holley played on four State Championship teams for New Hanover High School in football, basketball, and baseball from 1954-57
- 1964-1970 – Tabor City High School – Head Football/Athletic Director Head Basketball, Baseball, Track-Two Years J.V. Basketball-Four Years
- 1970-1972 Hallsboro High School – Head Football/Athletic Director Track
- 1972-1982 Tabor City High School – Head Football/Athletic Director, Track, Head Baseball, Head Basketball, J.V. Basketball
- 1982-1992 Tabor City High School – Wallace-Rose Hill High School – Head Football/Athletic Director J.V. Basketball, Weight Lifting Team
- 1990-1992 Tabor City High School – Head Football/Athletic Director
- 1992-1993 West Columbus High School – Assistant Football and Track
- 1993-1997 South Columbus High School – Head Football/Athletic Director Track
- 1997-1999 Wallace-Rose Hill High School – Football Volunteer Coach
- 1999-Present Wallace-Rose Hill High School – Head Football Coach