Born in Calhoun, Georgia, Hilda Worthington was an outstanding coach and administrator at Farmville Central High School from the early 1970’s to the late ‘90’s. A graduate of Broughton High School in Raleigh and a 1960 graduate of East Carolina University, Worthington served as athletic director at Farmville Central in Pitt County for close to 20 years. As a basketball coach, she guided her women’s teams to over 300 victories and two state runner-up finishes, in 1985 and ’92, winning six conference titles. She also guided her women’s track teams to seven league crowns during her 11 years as head coach in that sport. She has served on various NCHSAA committees, including realignment and the original Scholar-Athlete committee, and also has directed numerous conference and sectional tournaments. She has previously received a Distinguished Service Award and a Citation award from the Association. An active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Worthington also has worked with various Girl Scout troops over the years.
July 8, 2019