Dee Hardison  2007

Hardison, a Newton Grove native, was the first UNC defensive player who was not a two-way performer to earn 1st team All-America honors. In 1977 he led the Tar Heels to the number one scoring defense ranking (7.4 ppg), allowing just 10 TD’s in eleven games.  Hardison started every game during his three year UNC career.  He had a 10-year career in the NFL with Bills, Giants, Chargers, and Chiefs. [more...]

 

Willie Burden  2009

Willie Burden is a product of Raleigh’s Enloe High School and North Carolina State. As a star running back for the Wolfpack, he became one of the school’s leading ground gainers in history and was named ACC Player of the Year in 1973.  Turning down draft opportunities with both the Detroit Lions and the Portland Storm of the defunct World Football League, Burden took his talents to Canada and became one of the CFL’s all-time football stars. He carried the ball for 6,234 yards in his career with the Calgary Stampeders, including 1896 in 1975 when he became the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player. He has been chosen as one of the league’s 50 greatest stars and is a member of the CFL’s Hall of Fame. [more...]

 

Jack McKeon  2007

  The Elon resident began his baseball managing career in 1955 in Fayetteville and ended it in October 2005 when he retired as manager of the Florida Marlins.  He led Marlins to the 2003 World Series title at age of 74.  He won 1,146 games as a minor league manager, then had stints in the majors with Kansas City, Oakland, and Cincinnati.  He was called “Trader Jack” while the VP for baseball operations in San Diego (1980-90). [more...]

 

* Joby Hawn  1993

High school coach and athletic administrator in Winston-Salem. Ranked as one of top college football officials. Worked several major bowl games. First supervisor of ACC football officials and first commissioner of the Carolinas Conference. [more...]

 

Alan White  2007

White retired in 2005 after 27 years as Elon University athletic director.  He led Elon from NAIA membership through NCAA Division II status to its current NCAA Division I affiliation with the Southern Conference.  Elon teams have won 12 conference Excellence Awards and four national championships under his leadership. A 1962 graduate of Wake Forest University, he was an All-ACC halfback and the conference’s leading rusher in 1961. [more...]

 

* Wilburn Clary  1998

Coach, football official and administrator for 55 years. Regarded as one of the nation’s foremost experts on football rules.  Had a 39-game football win streak at Methodist Children’s Home in Winston-Salem. Executive Secretary of the Western NC High School Athletic Association.  [more...]

 

* Jack Jensen  2008

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...]

 

* D.C. ‘Peahead’ Walker  1968

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...]

 

* C.P. Erickson  1992

Connected with UNC-Chapel Hill athletics for 45 years serving as football and golf coach, graduate manager of athletics, fund raiser, scout and recruiter who became athletic director in 1951, a job he held for 16 years. Recipient Helms HOF Award in 1970. [more...]

 

Bill Eutsler  1992

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...]

 

* Bob Jamieson  1990

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...]

 

* Ray Reeve  1967

Pioneer Raleigh sports broadcaster 1939-73 whose network covered all Big Four schools at one time. Best known as voice of N.C. State Wolfpack basketball and football during the heyday of coaches Everett Case and Earle Edwards. [more...]

 

Earl Smith  2003

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...]

 

* Jim Weaver  1971

First commissioner of Atlantic Coast Conference, serving 16 years, after a 17-year career as Wake Forest athletic director. Was Arnold Palmer’s college golf coach. Also was an outstanding all-around athlete at Emory & Henry and Centenary. [more...]

 

* Mickey Walsh  1976

Master of Stoneybrook Farms, he was the nation’s leading steeplechase trainer and rider in 1953 and 1955. Finished in top four 17 times during career. F. Ambrose Clark Award winner. [more...]

 

* Eddie Cameron  1969

His 43-year career at Duke included successful coaching stints in football and basketball and 22 years as athletic director.  Had a 226-99 basketball record. College Football HOF member as a Washington & Lee fullback. Helped found the ACC. [more...]

 

* Dr. Lenox Baker  1983

A pioneer in the field of sports medicine. Served as athletic trainer at both Duke and Tennessee. Orthopedic surgeon for more than 50 years. Cerebral Palsy and Crippled Children’s Hospital at Duke is named in his honor. [more...]

 

* Gordon Carver  1992

Outstanding high school athlete at Durham, who went on to earn nine letters in football, basketball and track at Duke. Starred in Blue Devils’ Sugar Bowl win over Alabama in 1945. Won Teague Award in 1944. Named to Duke HOF in 1984. [more...]

 

* Willis Casey  1985

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...]

 

* Whit Cobb  1985

Outstanding high school athlete from Durham, who won 12 varsity letters in basketball, tennis and track at Davidson. Named Southern Conference Athlete-of-Year in 1950. Member of Davidson HOF and N.C. Tennis HOF. [more...]

 

Leroy Walker  1975

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...]

 

George Williams  2000

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...]

 

* Connie Mack Berry  2000

Football, basketball, baseball, and track star at N.C. State   who led Southern Conference in basektball scoring 1937 and 1938.  Three time All-conference. Played for Chicago Bears in the NFL and pitched in Chicago Cubs farm system. [more...]

 

* Leon Brogden  1970

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...]

 

Oliver Roddey  1992

Davidson tennis great won Southern Conference singles and doubles in 1950 and at one time state’s leading player. Later won many age group state titles. Junior Davis Cupper 1948. In both Davidson and N.C. Tennis HOF. [more...]

 

* Russell Blunt  1996

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...]

 

Al Buehler  1989

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...]

 

Furman Bisher  1995

Denton native and the first sports writer inducted into N.C. Journalism HOF. Past President Football Writers of America and recipient of Bert McGrane Award and Jake Wade Award. Longtime sports editor of Atlanta Journal. [more...]

 

* Castleman D. Chesley  1987

One of the early producers of TV college sports. Produced the first live ACC basketball telecast on December 7, 1957. Also produced first ACC football regional telecast. Played football at the University of Pennsylvania. [more...]

 

John Derr  1991

Served as commentator and sports director during 16 years at CBS. Regular on The Masters broadcast crew for many years, and has covered most all major sporting events. Served as executive director of both the Carolinas PGA and the World Golf HOF. [more...]

 

* Wallace Shelton  1984

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...]

 

* Marvin Francis  1993

Durham native who served 20 years as an assistant commissioner of ACC. SID at Wake Forest for 16 years. President College Sports Information Directors of America 1977. Member CoSIDA, USBWA and Wake Forest HOF. [more...]

 

* Clarence Stasavich  1970

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...]

 

* Mary Garber  1996

A pioneer for female sportswriters in N.C. Moved from the society pages to sports during World War II with the Twin City Sentinel. Served as president of Atlantic Coast Sportswriters. Member N.C. Journalism HOF and N.C. Tennis HOF. [more...]

 

* Lee J. Stone  1977

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...]

 

* Charlie Harville  1997

His name was a household word in southern broadcasting for more than half a century. Was on the first ACC-TV network. Also did radio broadcasts of Washington Redskins, East Carolina, and Appalachian State among others. [more...]

 

* Wallace Wade  1964

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...]

 

* Dick Herbert  1977

First to serve as president of both U.S. Basketball Writers and Football Writers of America. Longtime sports editor of Raleigh News & Observer. Named to USBWA and Duke HOF. Received Curt Gowdy Award by Naismith HOF. [more...]

 

Shirley Wilson  1985

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...]

 

Irwin Smallwood  1994

Longtime sportswriter/editor at Greensboro News & Record. Three-time winner of national golf writing competition. Member N.C. Journalism and Carolinas Golf HOFs. Co-founder and former assistant director ACC Service Bureau. [more...]

 

Jesse Haddock  1990

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...]

 

* Jake Wade  1992

Widely acclaimed sports journalist and national magazine contributor for Charlotte Observer for 16 years and later sports information director at UNC-Chapel Hill. National SID Member of the Year award named for him. [more...]

 

* E.P. Hagler  1984

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...]

 

Allen Morris  1978

UNC tennis coach (1980-93). As a player he won seven state  Singles championships.  Member of NC Tennis, Southern Tennis, Intercollegiate Tennis HOFs. Senior National clay court Champion (1977 & 1978). On US Davis Cup Team and Wimbledon semi-finalist (1956). [more...]

 

* Smith Barrier  1980

An outstanding and dedicated sports journalist. Longtime Executive Sports Editor of Greensboro Daily News. Served as president of U.S. Basketball Writers, 1970-71. First Service Bureau Director of ACC. Member USBWA HOF. [more...]

 

* W.D. Murray  1966

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...]

 

* L.J. “Hap” Perry  1992

Coached Reidsville High School to eight state football titles in 19 seasons. Won 16 letters in three sports at Elon in 1920s.  First full-time executive director of N.C. High School Athletic Association. Member NCHSAA HOF. [more...]

 

* Herman Riddick  1992

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...]

 

* Earle Edwards  1974

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...]

 

* Bob Gantt  1978

Outstanding athlete at Durham in both football and basketball. Member of high school basketball team which won 69 straight games and national acclaim. Was an outstanding football end at Duke. [more...]

 

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