NCHSAA Day Scheduled For Saturday

CHAPEL HILL— The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will be recognized by the University of North Carolina this Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

The North Carolina-Virginia Tech football game, which has a kickoff time of 3:30 p.m., has been designated as the 26th annual NCHSAA Day. The university actually spearheaded the founding of the NCHSAA in 1913.

Special halftime activities will highlight NCHSAA Day. The winners of the Wachovia Cup for the 2009-10 academic year, symbolic of the best overall interscholastic sports program in the state, will be honored. The winners include Kernersville Bishop McGuinness in the 1-A classification; Salisbury among 2-A schools; Raleigh Cardinal Gibbons in the 3-A classification; and Green Hope High School of Cary in the 4-A class.

In addition, the newest members of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame will be recognized. They include:

 • Harvey Brooks of Trenton, who served as a head football coach for over 40 years at several stops, including Princeton and Jones Senior

 • Alton "Tunney" Brooks of Lumberton, whose teams won 291 basketball games in men's basketball at Lumberton

• Tom Brown of Maiden, who amassed an outstanding career coaching mark of 352-132-7, which included 35 years at Maiden High 

• Bob Catapano of Raleigh, an outstanding soccer coach and athletic director at Raleigh Sanderson whose teams won 11 state titles

• the late Joe Hunt of Hendersonville, an outstanding football coach at both Sylva-Webster and Hendersonville

• Carolyn Rogers of Hertford, an excellent coach in several sports at Perquimans High and also very involved in NCHSAA Student Services

• Que Tucker of Reidsville, the deputy commissioner of the NCHSAA who was an outstanding coach at both the high school and college levels

This is the 25th group of inductees to join the prestigious hall, bringing to 132 the number of individuals enshrined.

These seven will formally be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame next spring during the Hall’s annual banquet and induction ceremonies at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill.

“We appreciate the university's willingness to recognize the North Carolina High School Athletic Association on this special occasion,” says Davis Whitfield, commissioner of the NCHSAA.