CHAPEL HILL– The North Carolina High School Athletic Association will be recognized by the University of North Carolina this Saturday at Kenan Stadium.
The North Carolina-Miami football game, which has a kickoff time of noon, has been designated as the 23rd annual NCHSAA Day. The university actually spearheaded the founding of the NCHSAA in 1913.
Special halftime activities will highlight NCHSAA Day. The winners of the Wachovia Cup for the 2006-07 academic year, symbolic of the best overall interscholastic sports program in the state, will be honored. The winners include Kernersville Bishop McGuinness in the 1-A classification; Cardinal Gibbons of Raleigh among 2-A schools; Asheville’s T.C. Roberson among 3-A schools for the third consecutive year; and Providence High School of Charlotte in the 4-A class, for the seventh time in school history.
In addition, the newest members of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame will be recognized. Stuart Allen, whose teams won 11 NCHSAA track championships at Myers Park; Daryl Barnes, former head football coach at Richmond Senior who won five state football crowns there; long-time coach and administrator Bob Brooks of Elizabeth City; coach, administrator and game official Bill Carver of Fayetteville; sports medicine pioneer Elton Hawley, formerly of Charlotte; outstanding baseball coach Fred Lanford from Hudson; one of the state’s most successful women’s basketball coaches, Bill Rucker of Black Mountain; and long-time Chatham Central baseball coach Ronald Scott have been chosen as the 21st group of inductees to join the prestigious hall. That brings to 110 the number enshrined
These eight will formally be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame next spring during the Hall’s annual banquet and induction ceremonies at the Watts Alumni Center in Chapel Hill.
“We are certainly appreciative of the university and its willingness to recognize the North Carolina High School Athletic Association on this special occasion,” says Charlie Adams, executive director of the NCHSAA.