* Gordon Kirkland  1998

Football, baseball, and basketball coach at Catawba College, 1934–1949. Teams won eight North State Conference football titles, nine basketball crowns, and two baseball championships. Football record 107-31. Catawba tenure included victories in 1946 and 1947 Tangerine Bowl games. President of North State Baseball League, a Class D minor league. Athletic director at Catawba until death in 1953 at the age of 48. Graduate of Elon College.