NCHSAA president Dr. Bill Miller cuts the ribbon to open the renovated NCHSAA offices at the Simon Terrell Building in Chapel Hill at the recent open house while Commissioner Davis Whitfield, former executive director Charlie Adams and NCHSAA staff members watch (NCHSAA photo courtesy John Bell)
CHAPEL HILL—The North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s newly renovated offices were open to the membership last week with an open house following the NCHSAA Annual Meeting at the Smith Center.
Guests at the Annual Meeting were invited to take shuttle buses from the Smith Center over to the Simon F. Terrell Building at 222 Finley Golf Course Road.
NCHSAA president Dr. Bill Miller, superintendent of the Polk County schools, officially cut the ribbon so guests could tour the offices.
Among those on hand were NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield, former NCHSAA executive director Charlie Adams, members of the NCHSAA staff and Board of Directors, and friends and guests of the Association.
The Board of Directors had approved the project, the first major upgrade of the NCHSAA offices since the mid 1990’s when a wing was added, and Whitfield really worked to spearhead the effort. Although the outside of the building and the footprint did not really change, the interior of the building was completely redone.
The building was upgraded substantially in terms of technology capabilities and the office configurations were changed. In addition, there are a variety of ways that the NCHSAA’s impressive collection of sports memorabilia is now displayed, and many of the photographs that were framed and on display have been digitized.
The NCHSAA offices moved out of the location last June and into temporary housing down the street on Finley Golf Course Road for about 10 months, before moving back to its home a couple of weeks ago. The offices have been at 222 Finley Golf Course Road, which is on University of North Carolina property, since 1979.