North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Davidson County Sports Hall Of Fame Inducts Class Of Six

LEXINGTON—The Davidson County Sports Hall of Fame recently inducted its 12th class in its annual ceremonies, according to a report in the Lexington Dispatch.

The 2013 inductees included retired West Davidson athletic director Charles Elmore, former Lexington tennis standout Anna Coleman Hayes, retired Central Davidson athletic director Gene Poindexter, Davidson County school system athletic director Phil Rapp, former Lexington Dispatch sports editor Bruce Wehrle and the late Mike Crowell.

Elmore was a long time athletic director as well as head football coach at West Davidson, while Hayes enjoyed a great career at Lexington and then went on to play tennis at Peace College. Poindexter not only was an athletic director but an outstanding coach who led Central Davidson to three consecutive NCHSAA state championships in softball. Rapp has served as a principal as well as in the central office at Davidson County and recently was named as one of the NCHSAA’s “100 To Remember”, in honor of the Association’s centennial, as an administrator.

Werhle spent his entire journalism career at the Dispatch and still serves as a correspondent for the newspaper. Crowell was an outstanding wrestling coach who built South Davidson into a mat powerhouse but died suddenly in 2012 at the age of 42 and was inducted posthumously. He also coached several other sports.