North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Celebrating Black History Month: Herman Hines

During the month of February, in honor of Black History Month, the NCHSAA website will feature information about African-Americans who have made major contributions to the great tradition of high school sports in our state. We hope you find these both entertaining and informative. We thank former Associate Commissioner, Rick Struck, for his contributions of research to make this series possible.


A graduate of Darden High and a 1950 graduate of then North Carolina College, Hines embarked on a career in education that saw him teach, serve as a principal and even serve on the school board, all in his home area of Reidsville.

In athletics, he also made his mark serving as a game official at both the high school and collegiate levels for many years. Hines was a booking agent in basketball for the NCHSAA and then served a supervisor of officials, helping recruit and train officials. Hines has been honored by induction in both the North Carolina Central University Hall of Fame (1985) and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame (1997). Hines was inducted into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in 2002.

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