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…]


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…]


* 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…]


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…]


* 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…]


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…]


* 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…]


* 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…]


* 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…]


* 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…]


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…]


Mike Krzyzewski  2000

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…]


* 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…]


* Fred McCall, Jr.  1994

A three-sport star at Lenoir Rhyne. Played pro baseball before becoming basketball coach and athletic director at Campbell for 16 years. Invented the popular McCall Rebound machine and founded nationally known Campbell Summer Basketball Camp. Member Lenoir Rhyne HOF. [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…]


* 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…]


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…]


* 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…]


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…]


* Walter Rabb  1991

Coached UNC baseball team 23 years, with 528-342 record, and won four ACC championships. On UNC staff for more than 30 years, including time as assistant baseball coach and as an assistant athletics director. Member College Coaches HOF. Died  April 4, 2006 in Chapel Hill at the age of 91. [more…]


Sam Moir  1999

Won two NAIA basketball championships during 34-year coaching career at Catawba College.  His Mt. Airy High School teams won 8 league titles and the state 3-A crown with a 25-0 record.  Surry County native also played 4 years of pro baseball. [more…]


Dean Smith  1981

Winningest coach in NCAA Division Ibasketball history, with 879-254 record at UNC-Chapel Hill in 36 seasons. His Tar Heels won two NCAA titles, played in Final Four 11 times, won 13 ACC crowns, led the ACC regular season 17 times, won 20 or more games 30 of last 31 seasons. Member College Basketball HOF. [more…]


* Darrell Floyd  2006

After earning All-America honors at Wingate Junior College in 1954, Floyd became a basketball legend at Furman.  He led the NCAA in scoring his junior and senior seasons and was named a first-team All-America both years.  Known for his long-range shooting, he averaged 32.1 points per game and is one of 4 Furman basketball players to have his jersey retired.  Floyd scored a career high 67 points in 1955 and finished with over 40 points in 15 games with Furman.  The Thomasville native died in 2000. [more…]


Jack Stallings  2001

Durham native who  was head baseball coach for 39 years at Wake Forest, Florida State, and Georgia Southern. Seminoles finished second in 1970 College World Series. Enjoys international reputation as excellent baseball teacher. [more…]


Gerald Austin  2007

Austin is working his 25th year as an NFL official (referee since 1990) and has received a post-season assignment every year, including three Super Bowls. The former ACC official also serves as coordinator of officials for Conference USA.  An Asheville native, Austin retired from public school administration.  He is a graduate of Western Carolina and holds a doctorate from UNC-Greensboro. [more…]


Vic Bubas  1975

All-Southern guard at N.C. State before highly successful basketball coaching career. 213-67 record in 10 seasons at Duke with four ACC championships  and three Final Four trips. ACC Coach-of-the-Year three times. Recipient of John Bunn Award. [more…]


Woody Durham  2005

Durham has been the “Voice of the Tar Heels” for over three decades. A native of Mebane, he grew up in Albemarle and began his broadcasting career with WZKY radio at age 16. The 1963 University of North Carolina graduate began his play-by-play duties at his alma mater in 1971. The Chapel Hill resident has been named North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year 10 times. [more…]


Charlie Bryant  2006

The Cary resident’s athletic career spanned nearly 50 years from a High Point High School basketball star on the 1950 state championship team to executive director for the Wolfpack Club at NC State upon his retirement in 1997.  He also spent several years as a successful college assistant basketball coach for teams that won a combined total of nine ACC championships.  He was a member of Bones McKinney’s staff at Wake Forest when the Deacons won the 3rd place NCAA trophy.  Bryant also worked with Everett Case and Press Maravich at NC State University. [more…]


* Everett Case  1964

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…]


* Add Penfield  2005

One of North Carolina’s pioneer football and basketball radio play-by-play broadcasters. Penfield, a resident of Asheboro, called Duke and Wake Forest games, and he was behind the microphone for numerous North Carolina high school all-star game broadcasts from Greensboro and Charlotte. He was the Duke Sports Information Director when the Blue Devils hosted the 1941 Rose Bowl game in Durham.  He died in Asheboro on April 30, 2010. [more…]


Dave Bristol  2006

Dave Bristol never made it to the major leagues as a player, but became a manager in the Cincinnati Reds farm system in 1957.  He won the Pacific Coast League pennant as San Diego’s manager at the age of 31.  He became the youngest major league manager in 1966 when he took over as skipper of the Reds.  After three and a half years, Cincinnati fired Bristol, despite winning 53% of his games.  He also managed at Milwaukee, Atlanta, and San Francisco. [more…]


George Whitfield  2005

His name is synonymous with high school baseball in North Carolina. During a 43-year coaching career in Goldsboro and Hamlet, Whitfield’s teams have won nearly one-thousand games. His winning percentage is .769 in both high school and American Legion play. In Hamlet, Whitfield won 8 state titles and was named National Coach of the Year in 1969 and 1974. He is currently an assistant baseball coach at East Carolina University. [more…]


* Bob Bartholomew  2006

Bartholomew excelled on the football fields from Rocky Mount to Canada before a knee injury ended his playing career in 1956.  He earned All-State honors at Rocky Mount High School and was a three-time All-ACC selection at Wake Forest.  The Deacons’ captain was named a first team All-America in 1954.  He returned to Wake Forest in 1969 and served 16 years as the Executive Director of the Deacon Club.  Bartholomew died in 1984. [more…]


Deborah A. Yow-Bowden  2006

The Gibsonville native has spent the past 16 years leading the athletic program at the University of Maryland to sixteentwenty NCAA national championships, while Terrapin athletes earned degrees at an enviable rate. Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal called Yow one of the 20 most influential people in intercollegiate athletics. Prior to becoming Maryland’s Director of Athletics, Yow served in the same position at St. Louis University. Earlier she was a successful women’s basketball coach at Kentucky and Florida.  Yow became the Director of Athletics at NC State University on July 15, 2010. [more…]


Charlie Adams  2006

Since 1984 Adams has led the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and molded the organization into one that is used as a national model.  Following an outstanding high school athletic career in his native Cary, he played basketball at East Carolina University.  He returned to Cary High School as a coach.  He joined the NCHSAA as assistant director in 1967.  [more…]


* Simon Terrell  2006

During his tenure as executive director of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association from 1967-1984, Terrell guided the mergers of both black and western schools with the NCHSAA. By 1975 the state’s high school athletes were playing for single state championships in all sports. Girls sports also gained statewide recognition under Terrell’s leadership. The Warrenton native was also a highly successful coach, leading Cary to a state basketball title in 1954. He died last August. [more…]


* Bill Brooks  1993

Coached Wilmington College/UNC-Wilmington baseball team to a 574-292 record in 27 years while playing within three different college levels. As AD guided Wilmington from NAIA to NCAA Division 1 level. Served at Wilmington for 40 years. [more…]


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