* L.J. “Hap” Perry 1992
Hap Perry moved from an excellent coaching career to serve as the first full-time executive director of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.
A three-sport star at Elon College, where he earned 12 letters. Perry coached at Mount Olive and Reidsville High Schools. He won 8 state football championships in 19 years at Reidsville and was later superintendent of the Reidsville school system.
Perry helped start the North Carolina Athletic Officials Association and was an excellent high school and college football official. He worked the Cotton Orange, Sugar, and Gator Bowl games during his career.