Wayne Yancey

Coach
Inducted 2020

After decades of going above and beyond for high school athletics, Wayne Yancey was inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2020.

All the while raising 10 children of his own, Yancey dedicated years of service to coaching and teaching at Forest High School. He reached 610 victories as a baseball coach. His teams won 12 FHSAA District Championships, three FHSAA Regional titles, and appeared in two FHSAA State Finals. Coaching many athletes who continued their baseball careers after high school, more than 70 went onto play for college teams and 19 played professionally.

Yancey coached football 30 years, seven years as Forest Head Coach. He led the team to four appearances in FHSAA State Series play and became the only person in Marion County modern day history to complete multiple seasons as head coach in two major sports programs, congruently. 
 
Aside from his accomplishments at Forest, Yancey is a member of the Florida Athletic Coaches Association and was State FACA Baseball Chairman from 2011-2019. He was inducted into the FACA Hall of Fame in 2014, the same year as his Forest High School Hall of Fame induction. 
 
Now retired, Yancey is a servant in his church and works as part of the Ministerial Team helping with Hospital Visitation and elderly members. He aides in feeding the less fortunate and makes trips to the Marion Correctional facility to support the incarcerated.