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 Jerry McGee of Elizabeth City.
Jerry McGee is currently the executive director of the North Carolina Athletic Directors’ Association and has enjoyed an outstanding career in both coaching and administration.
A 1961 graduate of Duke University, McGee was successful at both the high school and college football coaching levels. He was head coach and athletic director at Edenton Holmes (1962-66) and at Elizabeth City Northeastern (1976-81), sandwiched around collegiate stints at Kansas State, Southern Illinois, East Carolina and Duke (for 10 years, from 1971 through ’81). He was the director of athletics and physical education for the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools from 1981 until his retirement in ’97.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the NCHSAA and has received numerous awards, including induction into the NCADA Hall of Fame in ’98 and a Distinguished Service Award from the National Inscholastic Athletic Administrators Association in ’98. He has also received the prestigious National Federation Award of Merit.
Jerry was inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame in 1999 and became the fifth North Carolinian ever to join the National High School Hall of Fame in the summer of 2008.