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PERSISTENCE
BROUGHT THE CAR
TO LIFE. - Jay H. Coats
It's Alive!
BY JOSEPH SIRIOTIS
Jay H. Coats and his nephew Hal Lynch had always
shared a lifelong passion for racing.
" I remember as a kid going to the races, " Jay recalls. " I had
an interest in sprint cars. My parents were kind enough to
accommodate me and take me. "
As they got older, both men would embark on successful, yet
demanding careers before devoting themselves full time to their
hobby. Jay served as a professor of accounting at West Virginia
University for over 30 years. In 2005, after serving four years as
the Dean of the John Chambers College of Business and Economics,
Jay made the decision to retire. It was around this time that
his nephew Hal began pushing Jay to pursue his childhood interest
in cars again. This would eventually lead Jay to joining The
Villages Motor Racing Fan Club in 2008. Hal would follow soon
after he retired in 2012 as a banking consultant with Accenture.
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