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James “Rabbit” Fulghum

James “Rabbit” Fulghum is one of the greatest baseball coaches the state has ever produced. His lengthy career included stops at North Edgecombe and Greene Central, and he has the remarkable distinction of winning a state championship in five different decades. He earned a state basketball title at North Edgecombe in 1963 and then captured five state baseball crowns at Greene Central. His teams won state titles in 1982, ’80, ’87, ’90 and 2000 and he has over 600 career victories at the high school level, in addition to a large number of American Legion baseball victories. He is a graduate of Rock Ridge High and Atlantic Christian (now Barton) College and is in the Barton Hall of Fame as well as the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame.