Haysi High School

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Hays High School

Drawer G/#1 Tiger Circle
Haysi, Virginia 24256

37°13′7.31″N 82°17′32.64″W / 37.2186972°N 82.2924000°W / 37.2186972; -82.2924000Coordinates: 37°13′7.31″N 82°17′32.64″W / 37.2186972°N 82.2924000°W / 37.2186972; -82.2924000
School type Public high school
School district Dickenson County School Division
Superintendent Ms. Haydee Robinson
Principal Mr. John Whitner
Grades 8–12
Enrollment 264 (2012)
Language English
Color(s)                Red, White, and Blue
Mascot Tigers
Rival Clintwood High School Honaker High School
Athletic Conference Black Diamond District
Region D

Haysi High School is a public high school located in Haysi, Virginia, in Dickenson County, Virginia. It is part of the Dickenson County School Division. Athletic teams compete in the Virginia High School League's A Black Diamond District in Region D.

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Haysi won the state championship for boys basketball in 1962.[1] The boys team was awarded the Marshall Johnson Sportsmanship Award for the 1997-1998 season. The Haysi girls team held the Virginia State Record for most consecutive wins with 78 from 1947 to 1951, which is now held my Millbrook High School, Winchester, VA, with 79 consecutive wins.


Haysi won 19 Black Diamond District titles and claimed 3 Region D Titles, and 5 total State Semifinals appearances. The Tigers football teams was led by James Colley, who returned to his alma mater in 1979 and took over as Head Coach in 1981. As Head Coach he won over 200 games, led the Tigers to the playoffs in 22 seasons and is known throughout Southwest Virginia as an offensive mastermind, utilizing multiple formations. This offensive style has resulted in several former Haysi players being included in the VHSL record book; Jason Compton(87 Career Passing TDs), Terry Gulley (7 Passing TDs in a single game), Kory Bostic (38 Career Receiving TDs), Dakota Stanley(17 Receptions in a single game, 304 receiving yards in a single game, 165 Career Receptions) and Allen Owens (174 Career Extra Points). All are in the top 10 in their given category. While the Haysi Football team enjoyed considerable success that was not always the case, between 1964 and 1969 the Football team lost 43 consecutive games.

BDD Titles '79, '80, '84, '85, '87, '90, '91, '92-'98, '01, '03, '06, '08, '09, '13.

State Semifinals appearances '91, '93, '05, '13, '14

Creative Writing[edit]

Haysi won the 1989, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, and 2004 championship for creative writing.


Haysi has also dominated the Black Diamond District in Track, winning nearly all of the competitions.

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