GREENSBORO— Long-time Atlantic Coast Conference football official and conference administrator Bradley Faircloth died Sunday after a long battle with a brain tumor which was inoperable.
Faircloth, 82, was inducted into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2009 on the basis of his great career in officiating.
A native of Fayetteville, Faircloth was a graduate of Greensboro Senior High School and then Duke University. He began his officiating career in 1958, working high school games and then collegiate contests. He officiated in over 200 college football games, including seven bowls, during his career.
Faircloth became the ACC’s supervisor of football officials in 1983, took on additional duties as assistant commissioner in 1984, and then served with the conference until 1998.
He received a Distinguished Service Award from the NCHSAA in 1995 and a year later was inducted into the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame.