North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Johnston County Hall Of Fame Celebrates New Class

SMITHFIELD— The Johnston County Athlete Hall of Fame recently inducted its sixth class into the Hall during special ceremonies at Smithfield-Selma High School.

The inductees in the class of 2012 included the following:

—Ricky Boyette, a Clayton High graduate who taught and coached at Princeton High School for 38 years, winning 501 games in basketball

—Steve Coats, who grew up in Cleveland and was an outstanding collegiate baseball player who went on to a career in teaching, coaching and administration

—Art Medlin, who graduated from Fuquay-Varina but coached for 23 years at South Johnston, including football and track

—Elbert Moye, an Atlantic Christian graduate who was head football coach and athletic diretor at Smithfield-Selma for 10 years

—Phil Pittman, who was in the last graduating class at Pine Level High School and helped lay the foundation for the North Johnston athletic program

—Reginald Poole, born and raised in Johnston County and most instrumental in the formation of the Comet Athletic Booster Club at Clayton High School

—Paul Sanderford, a graduate of the original Corinth-Holders High School who coached at Louisburg College and then was head women’s basketball coach at Western Kentucky for 15 seasons

—Raymond Sugg, a graduate of Princeton High School who later coached there and then helped start the PHS Booster Club as well as the Johnston County Little League

  The Johnston County Athletic Hall of Fame exhibit is located in the A.G. Glenn Building in Smithfield. There are now 36 member in the Hall.