Larry Lindsey retired from coaching in 1992, but his accomplishments haven’t dimmed with the passage of time.
In 28 seasons as a high school coach, his teams won eight state championships in three different classifications — 1A, 2A, and 3A. He won the first two at Youngsville and the last six at Wake Forest-Rolesville, where the gymnasium bears his name.
His resume also includes about 20 conference titles, 20 Coach-of-the-Year awards, a 609-156 overall record and induction into three Halls of Fame.
A standout player at Youngsville High and Pembroke State University, Lindsey often took small teams and turned them into giant-killing champions. Aggressive man-to-man defense and disruptive zone presses were staples of his program.
A lifelong North Carolinian, Tom Parham has been a teacher, coach & athletics administrator. His teams won three National Championships and he was selected National Tennis Coach of the Year four times. A Professor Emeritus at Elon, Parham was awarded the Elon Medallion in 2004, the University’s highest honor. Tom has taught the game of tennis to thousands of North Carolinians, and has been a supporter of junior and college tennis throughout his career. He has been recognized with three National Community Service awards, and was awarded the “Order of The Long Leaf Pine” by The State of North Carolina in 1979. [more...]
Star athlete. Championship coach. Renowned author. Community leader.
At Edenton High Tolley earned 15 letters, made Honorable Mention All-America in football, set several state records, and was voted Most Outstanding Player on the 1960 State championship team.
He continued starring in track and football at East Carolina, setting nine school records in the latter sport.
As Elon’s head coach, Tolley won two national titles, compiled a 49-11-2 record and is believed to own the highest winning percentage (80.6) in North Carolina collegiate football lore. He’s also the only person in Elon’s 120-year history honored with coach emeritus status.
As an author, Tolley produced six books which have sold in every state and 25 countries.
He also is a four-term Mayor of Elon, the longest serving mayor in the town’s 117-year history. [more...]
The head field hockey coach at the University of North Carolina since 1981, Karen Shelton has led UNC to national prominence in the form of six NCAA Championships, six NCAA runner-up finishes, 16 Atlantic Coast Conference titles and 27 winning seasons. She carries a career record of 482-133-9 and ranks fifth among NCAA coaches in career wins.
A member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame, Shelton was a three-time national player of the year at West Chester State and helped the U.S. team to a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. [more...]
In 20 seasons at Appalachian, head coach Jerry Moore has compiled a 178-73 record, making him the winningest coach in Southern Conference history. In 27 years as a head coach, he is 205-121-2, making him one of only four active NCAA Division I FCS head coaches with 200 career victories and 23rd among all NCAA Division I coaches (FCS or FBS) in all-time victories. Moore led Appalachian to three-consecutive NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS — formerly Division I-AA) national titles from 2005-07. He also led ASU to its fourth-straight SoCon title with a perfect 8-0 conference record in 2008, marking just the fourth time in the 76-year history of the venerable league that a team has won four championships in a row. [more...]
Dave Odom, a native of Goldsboro, spent 43 years in coaching, 29 in North Carolina in the high school and college ranks. In 22 years as a head basketball coach at East Carolina, Wake Forest and South Carolina, Odom won 406 games. The 1965 graduate of Guilford College, where he played football and basketball, was the 1995 national coach of the year and three-time ACC coach of the year. His teams won 20 or more games 10 times, made nine trips to the NCAA Tournament and six to the NIT, with Wake Forest in 2000 and South Carolina in 2005 and 2006 winning NIT titles. His Wake Forest teams of 1995 and 1996 won ACC Tournament titles, the school’s first ACC championships since 1962. [more...]
After more than 1,000 career games and more than three decades of coaching, it stands to reason that North Carolina head coach Sylvia Hatchell would belong to some exclusive clubs. She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2013. She is one of only four head coaches in Division I history to reach the 800-win plateau. While Hatchell keeps impressive company in many categories, she is also part of an exclusive club that features just one member. When UNC defeated Louisiana Tech to win the 1994 NCAA Championship, Hatchell became the first and only coach to lead teams to national championships at the AIAW, NAIA and NCAA levels. Those titles – the first two coming at Francis Marion – are the crown jewels in one of the most decorated coaching careers in women’s basketball history. [more...]
Legendary Wake Forest football coach 1936-50, leading Deacons to 77-51-6 record. Coached Montreal of Canadian Football League, winning three division titles. Also coached at Elon, Yale and was New York Giants scout. [more...]
Longtime successful basketball coach at North Carolina A&T. His teams won 401 contests, along with five CIAA championships and the initial Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship. His teams placed third (1959 and1964) in the NAIA Tournament. [more...]
Frazier spent 40 years as baseball coach at Louisburg College where his teams won over 72% of their games (1,034-390). His teams made nine trips to the NJCAA World Series. He won 20 conference titles, 12 regional championships, and nine district titles. Twelve of his players went on to play in the major leagues. [more...]
Guilford College’s most decorated coach, Jack Jensen has directed four of the Quakers’ five national championship teams. His 2005 and 2002 golf teams won the NCAA Division III title and the 1989 team won the NAIA crown. The 1989 team included Lee Porter, who played six years on the PGA Tour. Jensen also won 386 games in 29 seasons as the Quakers’ head men’s basketball coach and took the 1972-73 squad to the NAIA national championship, Guilford’s first in any sport. The team featured future NBA players M.L. Carr, World B. Free and Greg Jackson. Jensen was the second person to coach two different sports to NAIA national titles. [more...]
A Buncombe County native, he is currently head basketball coach at the University of North Carolina. He coached the 2005 and 2009 Tar Heels basketball teams to the NCAA National Championship and is one of 13 coaches to win multiple NCAA titles. In seven years at UNC his teams have won 196 games. Coach Williams was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007. [more...]
Swimming coach at N.C. State for 21 years where his teams compiled a 182-25 dual meet record. His 1954 team won the National AAU Outdoor crown. Highly successful athletic director at N.C. State for nearly two decades. [more...]
An outstanding three-sport coach and athletic director during a 40-year career at Rockingham and Richmond County High Schools. Won four state titles in football and one in baseball. Elected to NCHSAA HOF in 1990. [more...]
Built one of the state’s all-time best coaching records at Greensboro Senior High School with seven state titles in football, three in basketball and 10 others in golf and swimming. Helped found N.C. Coaches Association. In National Federation HOF. [more...]
The Johnston County native spent 5 decades coaching baseball, football and basketball at Campbell University and East Carolina University. Also served as scout for Cubs, Giants, and Padres. [more...]
Coached 25 national championship men’s and women’s track teams at St. Augustine’s College, including both titles in 2001. CIAA Coach of the Year 90 times. Assistant Olympic coach in 1996 and Head Coach of the men’s track and field team in 2004 Olympics. Member of the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. [more...]
Coached football, basketball and baseball at Edenton, Wilson and Wilmington New Hanover. Made his biggest mark with eight state basketball championsips. Two of his most famous players are Sonny Jurgensen and Roman Gabriel. [more...]
Longtime track coach and later chancellor at N.C. Central, producing Olympic and national champions. Coached 1976 U.S. Olympic team, elected president of U.S. Olympic Committee 1992. Member National track and Olympic HOFs. [more...]
Longtime football and track coach who built a dynasty at Durham Hillside, winning dozens of State and Conference championships, over a six decade career. Coached collegiately at St. Augustine’s, St. Paul’s, N.C. Central and Southern U. [more...]
Longtime track and cross-country coach at Duke. His cross-country teams captured six ACC championships and finished second on 10 occasions. Active in U.S. Olympic program, serving as coach or manager at 1972, 1984 and 1988 Games. [more...]
Coached at Mt. Airy High School for nearly 30 years, participating in more than 1,300 contests in five sports. His football teams won five state championships, and he also won one state championship in basketball. [more...]
One of the most successful small college football coaches in history. His Lenoir-Rhyne (alma mater) and East Carolina teams won 170 games and lost only 64. Was small college National Coach of the Year in 1959 and 1964. [more...]
One of state’s leading high school football coaches for three decades, producing one championship team at Raleigh Broughton and three at Asheboro. He was Charlie Justice’s high school coach at Asheville. He never had a losing season. [more...]
Coached Duke football team to 110-36 record 1931-41 and 1946-50. Took Blue Devils to Rose Bowl twice, coached Alabama in Rose Bowl three times. Member College Football and Rose Bowl Halls of Fame. The Duke football stadium is named for him. [more...]
Outstanding college and high school coach. Led Elon to seven conference crowns and NAIA title game three times in four years. Also Duke head coach four years. His high school teams won two state championships and eight conference titles. [more...]
Wake Forest golf coach for more than three decades. His teams captured 15 ACC championships, 10 of them in a row, along with three NCAA titles. He was ACC Coach-of-Year twice. More than 60 of his players earned All-America honors. [more...]
Coached football and golf at Duke for more than 40 years. Line coach for the 1938 Iron Dukes who were unscored on during the regular season and ended up in the Rose Bowl. His Duke golf teams won 18 Southern Conference and ACC titles. [more...]
N.C. Central’s winningest football coach with 112-57-10 record in 19 years, including four CIAA titles. Six times named CIAA Coach of the Year. From 1935 through 1944 coached Durham Hillside High to 82-3-5 record. [more...]
Football coach at N.C. State for 17 years where he won or shared five ACC championships and compiled 77-88-8 record. ACC Coach-of-Year three times. Had teams in two bowl games. President of American Football Coaches Association in 1970. [more...]
Chowan College football coach for 43 years. Won 182 games (third among junior college coaches) and was 7-time Conference Coach of the Year. 35 players were NJCAA All-Americans. [more...]
Won 177 football games at Sanford Central (Lee County) and won state 4A title, 4 co-state championships, 6 Eastern titles, 8 conference crowns. 1968 team was 13-0. School stadium named in his honor. Played at East Carolina University. Member ECU Sports HOF. [more...]
During a 44-year coaching career he won back-to-back 2-A state football titles at Sylva-Webster High School. He coached Tommy Love, the first black athlete to play in the Shrine Bowl. He had a career record of 301-121-6. [more...]
Football coaching career shortened by ill health, he had 107-31 record at Catawba College (1934-49). Teams won eight North State Conference titles and two Tangerine Bowls. Also coached basketball (nine league titles) and baseball (two titles) at Catawba. [more...]
Played football at Duke and coached at Children’s Home in Winston-Salem before moving into the college coaching ranks at Delaware and later at Duke. Had 93-51-9 record and five ACC titles in 15 seasons at Duke. Three times ACC coach-of-year. [more...]
Elizabeth City State University’s first basketball coach at age 20. Won more than 500 games in 33 years, reaching national playoffs seven times. The ECSU physical education and athletic building was dedicated in his honor in 1980. Served as President of the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame 2005-06. [more...]
Spent 38 years as basketball coach and athletic director at Winston-Salem State. The second coach at a four-year institution to win 800 games. Inducted into National Basketball HOF in 1982. [more...]
One of premier NCAA women’s basketball coaches. During 34 year career at N.C. State her Wolfpack Women gave Yow 680 career wins, 5 ACC regular season titles, 4 ACC Tournament championships. Led 1998 team to NCAA Women’s Final Four. Coached United States women to Gold Medal in 1988 Olympics and 1986 Goodwill Games. Member Women’s Basketball HOF, and the Naismith Basketball HOF. Died January 24, 2009. [more...]
Served as basketball coach at Wake Forest for 23 years, 1934-1957, winning 288 games, the most by any WF coach. Also head baseball and assistant football coach. Had outstanding record as a Wake Forest athlete, earning 12 letters. [more...]
Coached Hanes Hosiery women’s basketball team to three National AAU championships in eight years. Three-sport star at High Point College and later coached its men’s basketball team for more than 20 years. [more...]
Led Duke to four NCAA basketball titles (1992, 1993, 2001, 2010) in 30 years as head coach of the Blue Devils. Won his 700th game in 2004-2005 season. Received John R. Wooden “Legends of Coaching” award in 2000. NCAA record 77 tournament wins. Won his 800th game on March 1, 2008. Coached US basketball team to gold medal in 2008 Olympics. [more...]
Won 162 football games in 26 years as head coach at UNC-Chapel Hill, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Had teams to play in 11 bowl games. His Tar Heels teams captured three ACC championships. Named ACC Coach-of-Year three times. Member of the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. [more...]
First coach to win three consecutive NAIA basketball titles (1957-59). Coached at North Carolina College and four other colleges before moving to AAU and pro ranks. Dr. James Naismith was college advisor. [more...]
North Carolina’s winningest high school basketball coach of all time with 816-208 record in 42 seasons at Wilson and Elm City. Teams won 20 conference titles and seven state championships. Member NCHSAA HOF. [more...]
Coached High Point High School basketball, football for over 30 years. His basketball teams won more than 400 games and three state championships. Was multi-sport star at High Point College. Also coached in East-West All-Star games and Shrine Bowl. [more...]
Coached N.C. State basketball team to 30-1 record and NCAA championship in 1974, after a 27-0 1973 season. Won 266 games in 14 years as Wolfpack coach. National Coach of the Year in 1974. Played for Everett Case. Also coached at Presbyterian, Florida and The Citadel. [more...]
Coach Bones McKinney’s first recruit at Wake Forest, won 609 games in 31-year college coaching career at Guilford and High Point. The Sports Center at High Point is named for him and wife, Kitty. [more...]
Coached Durham High School basketball team to 7 state titles, 9 straight conference crowns and one national schoolboy championship, posting remarkable record of 464-37. Bones McKinney’s high school coach. [more...]
Coached N.C. State to NCAA basketball crown in 1983. Won 209 games and two ACC titles in 10 years as Wolfpack coach, compiled 14-7 record in eight NCAA appearances. ACC Coach of the Year 1989. N.C. State athletic director from 1986-89. [more...]
Compiled a record of 377 wins and 134 losses in 18 years as N.C. State basketball coach. Won 6 Southern Conference crowns and 4 ACC championships. Was ACC Coach-of-Year three times. Inducted into National Basketball HOF in 1982. [more...]