Eight Named To Join NCHSAA Hall Of Fame

CHAPEL HILL—Eight more outstanding names in the annals of state prep athletics have been selected for induction into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

Stuart Allen of Charlotte, Daryl Barnes currently of Lexington, Bob Brooks of Elizabeth City, Bill Carver of Fayetteville, Elton Hawley currently residing in Clover, SC, Fred Lanford of Hudson, Bill Rucker of Black Mountain and Ronald Scott of Bear Creek have been chosen as the 21st group of inductees to join the prestigious hall. That brings to 110 the number enshrined.

The new inductees will be honored during special halftime ceremonies at a football game at Kenan Stadium on Saturday, October 6, when North Carolina takes on Miami. The University of North Carolina has designated the day as the 23rd annual NCHSAA Day. The new class will officially be inducted at the special Hall of Fame banquet next spring at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center at the University of North Carolina.

The NCHSAA Hall of Fame is supported by a special grant from GlaxoSmithKline. Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated is also a major corporate partner for the program.

“These individuals joining the Association Hall of Fame this year have definitely had a tremendous impact on high school athletics across North Carolina,” says NCHSAA associate executive director Rick Strunk, who coordinates the Hall for the Association. “Their records are certainly impressive, but the character they exemplified and the lives they touched are really representative of what the NCHSAA stands for. Their selection maintains the high standards of excellence established by previous inductees, and we are proud to honor these deserving individuals.”

Stuart Allen

Stuart Allen compiled a brilliant record as a coach at Charlotte’s Myers Park High School.

A native of Richmond, Virginia, who graduated from Emory and Henry College, Allen coached at Myers Park from 1956 through ’71 and rolled up an incredible

11 NCHSAA state track championships in that 16-year span. He had 38 individuals and 16 relay teams win state championships in their events during that stretch. In addition to track, Allen guided four Myers Park teams to cross-country state crowns.

He also coached wrestling and assisted in football during his stint at the Charlotte school. Allen was the founder of a major event, the Queen City Relays, which is still held today.

After leaving Charlotte, he coached for years at John Handley High School in Winchester, Virginia, and had an impressive record there. He is a member of the Handley High School Hall of Fame, the Emory and Henry Sports Hall of Fame, and there is a monument dedicated to his track teams at the Myers Park stadium.

Daryl Barnes

Now an administrator, Daryl Barnes had an incredible record as a high school football coach.

A native of Archdale and a graduate of Trinity High School, where he is now the principal, Barnes compiled an unbelievable 157-25 mark in 14 seasons as a head coach. He coached at Southern Guilford, Northeast Guilford and South Brunswick, but is best known for two different stints at Richmond Senior.

His Raider teams posted an incredible record of 110-6 in eight years and he led Richmond to five state 4-A titles, including three in a row from 1988-90 and then 1997 and ’98. He coached in both the Shrine Bowl and the North Carolina Coaches’ Association East-West all-star game.

Barnes, a 1977 graduate of High Point University, has also served as a middle school principal for five years. He is currently a member of the NCHSAA Board of Directors.

Bob Brooks

Bob Brooks enjoyed an amazing coaching career in a number of different sports before moving into administration.

A graduate of Greensboro Senior High (now Grimsley) and a ’48 graduate of Wake Forest, he guided Elizabeth City High as head men’s basketball coach from 1948 through ’66. During that stint he was also an assistant football coach for 14 years and head football coach for two. His tenure as golf coach covered 29 years at both Elizabeth City and now what is Northeastern High School, winning numerous championships in that sport.

From 1966 to ’82 he served the Elizabeth City/Pasquotank schools and director of physical education and athletics. He helped raise the money, all from the community, and supervised construction of the athletic complex at Northeastern.

Brooks has also been involved in civic and church activities in the Elizabeth City area.

Bill Carver

Bill Carver has made significant contributions to high school athletics as a coach, administrator and game official.

A graduate of Fayetteville’s E.E. Smith High School and Hampton University, Carver spent 37 years of his career in Cumberland County, first as a successful coach in several sports at his high school alma mater. He coached at E.E. Smith in various capacities for 18 years before moving into administration, first for 10 years as assistant principal and athletic director at Smith and then as director of student activities for the county.

An excellent high school and collegiate official, Carver is a member of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Football Officials Hall of Fame. He is also a member of the North Carolina Athletic Directors Hall of Fame and for many years served as chairman of the nominating committee for the NCHSAA. Carver earned the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Distinguished Service Award in 1999.

Elton Hawley

Elton Hawley is one of the pioneers of sports medicine as it related to North Carolina high schools.

A graduate of Midway High School in Dunn and then a ’70 graduate of Appalachian State University, Hawley was one of the first teacher-athletic trainers in the state and received the inaugural North Carolina Athletic Trainer of the Year award in 1984. For 25 years he served as the athletic trainer for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, and for over 20 years taught adult athletic training classes at the North Carolina Coaches’ Association clinic in Greensboro.

He was named one of “50 Who Made a Difference” by the NCHSAA in the growth and development of high school athletics in the 20th century and has also served on the Association’s sports medicine advisory committee. The North Carolina Athletic Directors Association presented Hawley with its Distinguished Service Award in 2006, and he is a charter member of the N.C. Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame.

Fred Lanford

Fred Lanford enjoyed a stellar coaching career, with the vast majority of his time spent in Caldwell County.

A native of Woodruff, SC., and a 1965 graduate of Appalachian State University, Lanford began his coaching and teaching in Woodruff and won a pair of South Carolina state baseball championships there. Then in 1965 he moved to Hudson High School and then in 1977 to the consolidated South Caldwell, where he coached until his retirement in 2000.

His teams earned 19 conference championships and the 1982 NCHSAA state 4-A baseball crown as he won 538 games against just 141 losses. In addition, he coached men’s basketball for 22 years and rolled up a mark of 327-220, earning three league titles.

He is a member of the Caldwell County Hall of Fame and the Woodruff High School Sports Hall of Fame.

Bill Rucker

Bill Rucker was one of the most successful women’s basketball coaches in North Carolina prep history.

His teams won a whopping 638 games in that sport against 252 losses in a 37-year career as Rucker guided squads at Tri High, Cool Springs and East Rutherford in Rutherford County, and then at Charles D. Owen and Enka High Schools in Buncombe County. The graduate of R-S Central High and Tennessee Tech also was a head football coach for 13 years, baseball for five and track for five years. In addition to his coaching duties, he was a volleyball game official for several years.

His teams won one NCHSAA state title in women’s basketball, finished second on another occasion and captured 16 conference regular-season crowns and eight tournament titles.

Rucker is a member of the Western North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame and a couple of high school sports halls.

Ronald Scott

Ronald Scott was involved over an amazing five decades at one school and built Chatham Central into a strong baseball program during his 36 years as head coach.

A graduate of Bennett High School and Elon College, Scott went to Chatham Central in 1959 and stayed until 1995, winning 520 baseball games in a stellar career but also coaching men’s basketball, cross country, and football in addition to serving as athletic director for 26 years during his tenure.

His baseball team won the 1976 2-A state championship and was 1-A runner-up twice, qualifying for the playoffs 14 times and winning 11 conference titles. The Chatham Central baseball facility bears his name and he has continued to assist the school even in retirement.

He has been very involved in civic and church activities, including over 50 years at Prosperity Friends Church, and received a Distinguished Service Award from the NCHSAA in 1996.

The Hall of Fame plaques are on permanent display in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame room, located in the Simon F. Terrell Building in Chapel Hill that houses the Association offices.


Class of 1987 (Charter Members)

Bob Jamieson, Greensboro

Leon Brogden, Wilmington

Dave Harris, Charlotte

Class of 1988

Tony Simeon, High Point

Wilburn C. Clary, Winston-Salem

L.J. “Hap” Perry, Chapel Hill

Class of 1989

Russell Blunt, Durham

Lee Stone, Asheboro

Class of 1990

Bill Eutsler, Rockingham

Harvey Reid, Wilson

Jay Robinson, Chapel Hill

Simon Terrell, Chapel Hill

Class of 1991

Thell Overman, Wallace

Frank Mock, Kinston*

Raymond Rhodes, Raleigh*

Richard “Bud” Phillips, Greenville

Class of 1992

Everette L. “Shu” Carlton, Gastonia

George J. Cushwa, Jr., Thomasville

Norma Harbin, Winston-Salem

James G. “Choppy” Wagner, Washington*

Modeal Walsh, Robbinsville*

Everett L. “Shorty” Waters, Jacksonville

Thomas H. “Toby” Webb, Albemarle

John W. “Jack” Young, Ahoskie*

Class of 1993

Frank Barger, Hickory*

Donald Bonner, Lumberton

George Whitfield, Hamlet

Class of 1994

George “Buck” Hardee, Wilmington

Doris Howard, Fayetteville

Bruce Peterson, Asheville

Homer Thompson, Winston-Salem

Class of 1995

Willie Bradshaw, Durham

Robert P. Colvin, Robbinsville

Joe Paul Eblen, Asheville

Augustus B. “Gus” Purcell, Charlotte

George W. Wingfield, Reidsville*

Class of 1996

Paul Gay, Sanford

John W. “Honey” Johnson, Elizabeth City*

Glenn Nixon, Clayton

Robert R. Sawyer, Greensboro

Class of 1997

Dr. Wiley “Army” Armstrong, Rocky Mount*

Chuck Clements, Gastonia*

David Lash, Winston-Salem*

Larry Lindsay, Wake Forest

Class of 1998

Gerald “Pearlie” Allen, Shelby

Norris “Pee Wee” Jones, Asheville

Bill Mayhew, Troutman

Dr. Craig Phillips, Raleigh

Mary Garber, Winston-Salem

Marvin “Red” Hoffman, Wilkesboro

Dr. Andy Miller, Asheville

Class of 1999

Charles “Babe” Howell, Webster

Paul Jones, Kinston

Jerry McGee, Elizabeth City

Jim Mills, Garner

Joe Mills, Raleigh

Donna Norman, High Point

Robert Paroli, Fayetteville

Class of 2000

Marion Kirby, Greensboro

Don Patrick, Newton

Hilda Worthington, Greenville

Charles England, Lexington*

Class of 2001

Jack Groce, Boone

Tom Northington, Greensboro

Walter Rogers, Roxboro

Wally Shelton, Mount Airy

John Swofford, Greensboro

Morris Walker, West Jefferson

Herb Young, Cary

Class of 2002

Cliff Brookshire, Brevard

Andrea Cozart, High Point

Bill Friday, Chapel Hill

Herman Hines, Reidsville

Bob Lee, Southern Pines

Ray Oxendine, Pembroke

Class of 2003

Gerald Austin, Greensboro

Pat Harrell, Hertford

Hoy Isaacs, Reidsville*

Raymond “Buddy” Luper, Fayetteville*

David Maynard, Burlington

Clarence Moore, Asheville*

Pres Mull, Lexington

Tom Pryor, Edneyville

Stuart Tripp, Ayden

Class of 2004

Mike Brown, Wilmington

John Clougherty, Raleigh

James “Rabbit” Fulghum, Snow Hill

Ed Peeler, Shelby

Ned Sampson, Pembroke

Dave Smith, Washington

Kathy Stefanou, Raleigh

Carroll Wright, Clyde

Class of 2005

Tim Brayboy, Cary

Jim Burch, Cary

Dick Knox, Chapel Hill

Tom McQuaid, Beaufort*

Mike Raybon, Jamestown

Class of 2006

Al Black, Spring Lake

Pat Gainey, Taylorsville

Charlie Gregory, Randleman

Tommy Hunt, Durham

Joan Riggs, Swansboro

Don Saine, Gastonia

Class of 2007

Stuart Allen, Charlotte

Daryl Barnes, Lexington

Bob Brooks, Elizabeth City

Bill Carver, Fayetteville

Elton Hawley, Charlotte

Fred Lanford, Hudson

Bill Rucker, Black Mountain

Ronald Scott, Bear Creek

• posthumous induction