North Carolina High School Athletic Association

NCHSAA Hall Of Fame Ceremonies Scheduled For Saturday


CHAPEL HILL—An event that has become a highlight of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association year is scheduled for Saturday.

The annual NCHSAA Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremonies are set for the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, with dinner starting at 6 p.m.

Honorees at this year’s event will include:

• Charlie Adams, the long-time executive director of the NCHSAA who has been on the staff of the Association since 1967 after a great career as an athlete and coach

• the late Bill Bost, who built the Bandys High School basketball programs in Catawba County, coaching both the men’s and women’s teams, into a power

• Ken Browning, veteran assistant football coach at the University of North Carolina who won 214 games as a high school head coach at Ledford and Northern Durham

• Richard Hicks, an outstanding athlete, coach and administrator who is a former president of the NCHSAA and a former principal at Hillside High School in Durham

• Mac Morris, who helped establish Greensboro Page as a men’s basketball power in 25 years as a head coach and has also worked for many years with the North Carolina High School Coaches Association

• Jan Stanley, one of the top volleyball coaches the state has ever produced and is on her way to 700 career victories and has five state titles at West Henderson

• Tim Stevens, one of the nation’s top media representatives who has been covering high school sports since he began at the Raleigh Times in 1973 and now at the Raleigh News and Observer

• Billy Widgeon of Morehead City, who coached a variety of sports but rolled up a 107-game winning streak as the women’s basketball coach at Bailey before he headed to West Carteret

GlaxoSmithKline provided an initial gift to help underwrite the NCHSAA Hall of Fame, enabling it to honor individuals who

have spent a lifetime in education. It is one of the Association’s most prestigious accolades.

The NCHSAA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to high school athletics in North Carolina. This marks the 22nd induction class for the NCHSAA Hall of Fame, which now numbers 118. Each new inductee will be introduced by a special video presentation and will receive a commemorative NCHSAA Hall of Fame ring in honor of the induction.

Members of the Hillsborough Cedar Ridge High School choral department are scheduled to provide musical entertainment for the event.