Important Dates in NCHSAA History

1912    Idea for a state high school athletic association was born.

1913    NCHSAA founded and first state playoffs conducted.

1924    First Annual Meeting Governing body expanded to include high school superintendents and principals. Membership recorded at 137 schools.

1947    New constitution adopted (forerunner of present organization).

1952    State Board of Education recognizes important role played by NCHSAA and patterns its athletic rules after those of the Association.

1959    North Carolina Athletic Officials Association jointly sponsored by NCHSAA State Department of Public Instruction and the Western North Carolina High School Activities Association, is created. First Supervisor of Officials/Assistant Executive Secretary hired.

1967    Member schools of the North Carolina High School Athletic Conference (the organization for predominantly black schools) join NCHSAA.

1968    Girls’ Advisory Committee appointed to be responsible for girls athletic program.

1971    Statewide catastrophic insurance policy instituted.

1973    Association accepted responsibility for conference alignment.

1976    Plans begun for new NCHSAA office building. Association becomes incorporated.

1977    Western North Carolina High School Activities Association schools join NCHSAA.

1978    NCHSAA Headquarters completed and occupied.

1979    Simon F. Terrell Building officially dedicated.

1988    NCHSAA celebrates 75th anniversary.

1990    Concept of NCHSAA Endowment is approved.

1991    Student services program is begun.

1994    Wing is added to Simon F. Terrell Building

2003    NCHSAA celebrates 90th anniversary.

2010    NCHSAA becomes independent, non-profit corporation unaffiliated with UNC.