Dave Odom had a stellar career as a collegiate basketball coach, after over a decade of success at the high school level. A three-sport star at Goldsboro High School, Odom went on to Guilford College, where he was the school’s Athlete of the Year before graduating in 1965. From 1965 through ’76, Odom coached in the high school ranks, first at Goldsboro and then as head basketball coach at Durham. Odom then moved to Wake Forest University as an assistant coach and wound up serving as head basketball coach at East Carolina, Wake Forest and South Carolina. His collegiate coaching mark as head coach was 409-274 and he guided teams to nine NCAA tournaments and six NIT events, including winning three NITs and a pair of ACC tournaments. All during that time, though, he remained supportive of efforts of the NCHSAA and even participated in several special events. He has been inducted into many Halls of Fame, including Goldsboro High, Guilford College, Wake Forest, and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, among others.
July 8, 2019