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 Hilda Worthington of Farmville.
Born in Calhoun, Georgia, Hilda Worthington was an outstanding coach and administrator at Farmville Central High School from the early 1970’s to the late ‘90’s.
A graduate of Broughton High School in Raleigh and a 1960 graduate of East Carolina University, Worthington served as athletic director at Farmville Central in Pitt County for close to 20 years. As a basketball coach, she guided her women’s teams to over 300 victories and two state runner-up finishes, in 1985 and ’92, and earned six conference titles. She also coached her women’s track teams to seven league crowns during her 11 years as head coach in that sport.
She has served on various NCHSAA committees, including realignment and the original Scholar-Athlete committee, and also has directed numerous conference and sectional tournaments. She previously received a Distinguished Service Award and a Citation award from the Association.
An active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Worthington also has worked with various Girl Scout troops over the years. She joined the ranks of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2000.