North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Athletic Directors Association Inducts Three Into Hall

ASHEVILLE– The North Carolina Athletic Directors Association inducted three new members into the NCADA Hall of Fame during its recent state conference at the Grove Park Inn here.
Herb Goins, Leroy Holden and Babe Howell became the newest members of the athletic directors’ Hall of Fame, the 18th class which has been inducted.
Goins, a Charlotte native, was an outstanding athlete at Myers Park High School and played football at Duke. His high school coaching and administrative career spanned almost 40 years, including 23 at Northern Durham and at T.W. Andrews in High Point.
His football teams posted a record of 169-73-4. Besides serving as athletic director at Northern and at Andrews, he was the district-wide athletic director for the High Point City Schools for two years, Durham Public Schools for three and held that role for 12 years in Guilford County. He is a former president of the NCADA.
Leroy Holden retired from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in 2009 after 40 years of service, including 38 at North Mecklenburg. He had a great career as a student-athlete at Harding High in Charlotte and then played football at Western Carolina University before embarking on his career.
In 25 years as a head basketball coach, his North teams went 464-267. He was also recognized on numerous occasions for his leadership as an athletic director.
Charles “Babe” Howell is a 44-year veteran of coaching, teaching and administration, including 33 as an athletic director. He began his career in 1965 as head football coach and AD at Sylva-Webster High School, now Smoky Mountain, and his teams won five state football crowns and a couple of baseball titles as well.
Howell also coached and served as AD at Avery County. He is in numerous Halls of Fame, including the NCHSAA Hall of Fame. 
The NCADA Hall of Fame has been established to recognize achievement and excellence in athletic administration. The inductees are honored at the NCADA’s annual state conference and a permanent display honoring the athletic directors’ Hall of Fame is located in the offices of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in Chapel Hill. The new class brings to 73 the number in the Hall.