Throughout the course of the 2008-2009 academic year, we will seek to recognize some of the great names of the past to highlight the heritage of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in honor of the Association’s 95th anniversary. In this edition we are pleased to recognize David Maynard of Burlington.
David Maynard enjoyed a great career in athletics, primarily in Burlington and Alamance County.
A graduate of Burlington’s Jordan Sellars Senior High, Maynard was a World War II veteran and then graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 1950. After working as a teacher and coach at two different schools, including one in Virginia, he returned to Burlington in 1956 and enjoyed great success coaching at Jordan Sellars.
Maynard coached football, basketball, baseball and track during his tenure there. His track teams won 10 conference championships, while his basketball squads won four state championships and had four runner-up finishes in the old North Carolina High School Athletic Conference. The state titles came in 1958, ’60, ’62 and ’66.
He has been a long-time member of the Burlington City Council, elected for six terms since 1977, and had also been very involved in other civic and church activities. He is a member of the Alamance County Sports Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame in the class of 2003.