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…]


* 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…]


* 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…]


* 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…]


* 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…]


* 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…]


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…]


* 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…]


* 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…]


* 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…]


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…]


* 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…]


* 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…]


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…]


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…]


* 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…]


* 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…]


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…]


* Jim Garrison  2001

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…]


Paul Gay  1998

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…]


Charles “Babe” Howell  2004

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…]


* Gordon Kirkland  1998

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…]


* 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…]


* John McLendon  1994

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…]


* Harvey Reid, Jr.  1992

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…]


* Tony Simeon  1989

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…]


* Norman Sloan  1994

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…]


* Glenn E. Mann  1982

Sports Information Director at Duke for nearly half a century.  The first SID inducted into the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame.  Served as the second president of the College Sports Information Directors of America.  Was president of the Carolina Baseball League for nine years.   [more…]


Jerry Steele  2002

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…]


* Paul Sykes  1992

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…]


* Jim Valvano  1995

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…]


Bobby Vaughan  1992

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…]


* Kay Yow  1989

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…]


* Virgil Yow  1992

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…]


Leora “Sam” Jones  2004

High school basketball star who played at East Carolina.  Made the U.S. Team Handball squad in 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olympic Games.  Named top U.S. team handball player three times. [more…]


* Clarence Gaines  1978

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…]


Billy Ray Barnes  1979

Football and baseball star at Wake Forest and was third baseman on 1955 NCAA baseball champions. First ACC football player to rush for more than 1,000 yards. Later starred on 1961 Philadelphia NFL champs. [more…]


* Murray Greason  1967

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…]


Bill Dooley  1995

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…]


Mike Krzyzewski  2000

Led Duke to five NCAA basketball titles (1992, 1993, 2001, 2010, 2015)  since being named head coach at Duke in 1980. Earned his 1,000th career victory on Jan. 25, 2015, against St. John’s. Coached USA basketball team to gold medals in 2008 and 2012 Olympics. [more…]


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