NCHSAA Distinguished Service Award and Special Person Award Winners

Awards were presented at the Regional Meetings over the last two weeks.

CHAPEL HILL, NC – Over the last two weeks, the NCHSAA Staff conducted the annual regional meetings, one in each of the eight regions. The Association would like to thank all of our host sites as well as the Superintendents, Principals, Athletic Directors, Coaches, Regional Directors and special guests that attended. 

During those meetings, the NCHSAA gave out both the Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Awards and the NCHSAA Special Person Awards.  

The Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Award, in honor of the long-time NCHSAA executive director who retired from that post in January of 2010, is presented annually to one individual in each region to an individual with at least 10 years of experience in education and athletics who is still active in the field and has regularly gone “above and beyond” the call of duty at both the local and the state level.

The Special Person Award goes to an individual, not in any specific category or role, who has been a supporter of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association and its mission to serve the member schools and their student-athletes. The roles the award winners play and their involvement in the NCHSAA is varied.

See the list of award winners below.

Region 1

  • DSA                                    Chad Williams, First Flight High School
  • Special Person                  Vic Ramsey

Region 2

  • DSA                                    Doug Kidd, Swansboro High School (Not There)  
  • Special Person                 Jimmy Rouse

Region 3

  • DSA                                    Deran Coe, Wake County Public School System
  • Special Person                  Dr. Tim Taft

Region 4

  • DSA                                    Freddie Williamson, Public Schools of Robeson County
  • Special Person                  Ernie Purnsley

Region 5

  • DSA                                    John Kirby, Eastern Alamance High School
  • Special Person                  Cheri Sharp

Region 6

  • DSA                                    Ericia Turner, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
  • Special Person                  Riley Fields

Region 7

  • DSA                                    Jim Childers, East Burke High School
  • Special Person                  Butch Parker

Region 8

  • DSA                                    Sue Moon, North Henderson High School
  • Special Person                  Rick High
  • Special Person               Jay Smith