Newest Class Of NCHSAA Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced


CHAPEL HILL—Seven more outstanding names in the annals of state prep athletics have been selected for induction into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

Brad Faircloth of Greensboro, Gilbert Ferrell of WIlson, Bruce Hardin of Charlotte, Jim Maxwell of Durham, Vickie Peoples of Raleigh, Pete Stout of Salisbury and Carolyn Shannonhouse of Cary have been named as the 23rd group of inductees to join the prestigious hall. That brings to 125 the number enshrined.

The new inductees will be honored during special halftime ceremonies at a football game at Kenan Stadium on Saturday, November 14, when North Carolina takes on Miami. The University of North Carolina has designated the day as the 25th annual NCHSAA Day. The new class will officially be inducted at the special Hall of Fame banquet next spring at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center at the University of North Carolina.

The NCHSAA Hall of Fame is supported by a special grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

“These individuals joining the Association Hall of Fame this year have definitely had a tremendous impact on high school athletics across North Carolina,” says NCHSAA associate executive director Rick Strunk, who coordinates the Hall for the Association. “Their records are certainly impressive, but the character they exemplified and the lives they touched are really representative of what the NCHSAA stands for. Their selection maintains the high standards of excellence established by previous inductees, and we are proud to honor these deserving individuals.”

Brad Faircloth

Bradley Faircloth is one of the top officials that North Carolina has ever produced.

A graduate of Greensboro Senior (now Grimsley) High School and Duke University, for almost 20 years Faircloth worked as the coordinator of football officials and chief financial officer for the Atlantic Coast Conference. But he also enjoyed an outstanding career as a high school official, working NCHSAA championship games in football, basketball and baseball as well as the 1965 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. As a college football official he worked seven bowl games, including the 1982 Cotton Bowl.

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.

Faircloth has also been very involved with civic and church activities in the Greensboro area, including once serving as general chairman of the Greater Greensboro Open golf tournament.

Gilbert Ferrell

Gilbert Ferrell enjoyed a stellar 38-year career as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator.

Born in Wilson, he was a graduate of Charles Coon High School there and then graduated from Atlantic Christian College. He spent the bulk of his career in Wilson County, including 20 years as head baseball coach at Wilson Fike, during which his team won the state 4-A title in 1968 and a total of 215 games, and 13 years as athletic director there.

From 1978 through ’94, he was athletic director for the Wilson County school system. He served as president of the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association in 1978 and twice was named the state’s Athletic Director of the Year.

Gilbert is a member of the Fike Senior High School Hall of Fame and the NCADA Hall of Fame. He has also received numerous awards and recognition from the NCHSAA.

Bruce Hardin

Bruce Hardin has been a very successful football coach at both the high school and collegiate level.

A graduate of Chase High School who earned his undergraduate degree at Appalachian State, Hardin’s teams have earned two state football titles and three runner-up finishes in 27 years as a high school head coach. Most recently he has been the head coach at Marvin Ridge High School, but he has also served as Charlotte Providence (2001-03), Kannapolis A.L. Brown (1989-2000). West Charlotte (1980-89) and Charlotte Hardin (1977-80), after serving as an assistant coach at Charlotte Olympic for 10 years.

He also served as an assistant coach at The Citadel and at the United States Military Academy, the latter from 2003-07.

Bruce served as head coach in both the North Carolina Coaches Association East-West game and the Shrine Bowl. He also was recognized by the NCHSAA with both coach of the year and athletic director of the year awards at various times.

Jim Maxwell

Jim Maxwell has made significant contributions to high school athletics in a couple of different ways.

A native of Hampton, Va., Jim attended Randolph-Macon College and then the Duke University School of Law. He has been the NCHSAA’s legal counsel for many years. But he has also achieved fame as one of the top swimming coaches our state has ever had.

Maxwell was the volunteer head coach at Durham Jordan throughout his 29-year coaching career, coaching both the men’s and women’s teams. His squads earned five state championships and finished as state runners-up an additional eight times. He directed a regional swimming and diving championship for 19 years and the state meet for 15.

In addition, the veteran coach served as chairman of the National Federation Swimming and Diving Rules Committee for four years after three years as a committee member.

Vickie Peoples

Vickie Peoples was an outstanding high school athlete in Iowa who really made her mark as a coach in North Carolina.

Peoples was an Iowa high school state finalist in swimming and diving and then a Big Eight gymnastics champion at Iowa State. But it is her stellar career as both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at Raleigh Enloe from 1982 to 2007 that propelled her to the Hall.

Her swimming teams won a total of 10 NCHSAA state championships, with nine of those earned by her men’s teams. The Eagles also captured 18 regional crowns and 27 conference titles under her tutelage. She served as the director of the Eastern Regional in swimming and diving for 20 years. She was Teacher of the Year at Enloe in the 2004-05 academic year.

The City of Raleigh proclaimed May 1, 2007, as Enloe Swimming and Diving Day in her honor.

Pete Stout

Pete Stout was a very successful high school football coach before he returned to his college alma mater to coach there.

Prior to his coaching at Catawba from 1983 to ‘86, where he was a four-year letterwinner in football and baseball during his playing days, Stout had stints at Altamahaw, Western Alamance, Salisbury Boyden, Burlington Williams and Morganton Freedom High Schools. In 28 years as a head coach in high school he rolled up a record of 234-63-14 with two NCHSAA state 3-A championships and a pair of runner-up finishes. At Burlington Williams his teams compiled a then-state record of 43 consecutive wins.

Stout is a member of the Rowan County Sports Hall of Fame and the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame. He was born in Alamance County and attended Haw River High School.

Carolyn Shannonhouse

Carolyn Shannonhouse compiled an outstanding record as a coach but has been instrumental in the growth of women’s sports as assistant executive director of the NCHSAA since July of 1986.

Carolyn grew up in southeastern Virginia and attended Madison College (now James Madison University). She taught and coached in Virginia for six years before moving to Wake County, where she coached at Broughton for a year and then at Cary, serving as head coach in both women’s tennis and women’s basketball, for eight years.

In her role with the NCHSAA, she supervises the women’s sports and combination (those sports played by both men and women, such as soccer or tennis) as well as the invitational cheerleading championships, interpreting playing rules and eligibility. She has also held important roles at the national level, serving on a couple of National Federation sports rules committees.

The Hall of Fame plaques are on permanent display in the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame room, located in the Simon F. Terrell Building in Chapel Hill that houses the Association offices.


Class of 1987 (Charter Members)

Bob Jamieson, Greensboro

Leon Brogden, Wilmington

Dave Harris, Charlotte

Class of 1988

Tony Simeon, High Point

Wilburn C. Clary, Winston-Salem

L.J. “Hap” Perry, Chapel Hill

Class of 1989

Russell Blunt, Durham

Lee Stone, Asheboro

Class of 1990

Bill Eutsler, Rockingham

Harvey Reid, Wilson

Jay Robinson, Chapel Hill

Simon Terrell, Chapel Hill

Class of 1991

Thell Overman, Wallace

Frank Mock, Kinston*

Raymond Rhodes, Raleigh*

Richard “Bud” Phillips, Greenville

Class of 1992

Everette L. “Shu” Carlton, Gastonia

George J. Cushwa, Jr., Thomasville

Norma Harbin, Winston-Salem

James G. “Choppy” Wagner, Washington*

Modeal Walsh, Robbinsville*

Everett L. “Shorty” Waters, Jacksonville

Henry Thomas “Toby” Webb, Albemarle

John W. “Jack” Young, Ahoskie*

Class of 1993

Frank Barger, Hickory*

Donald Bonner, Lumberton

George Whitfield, Hamlet

Class of 1994

George “Buck” Hardee, Wilmington

Doris Howard, Fayetteville

Bruce Peterson, Asheville

Homer Thompson, Winston-Salem

Class of 1995

Willie Bradshaw, Durham

Robert P. Colvin, Robbinsville

Joe Paul Eblen, Asheville

Augustus B. “Gus” Purcell, Charlotte

George W. Wingfield, Reidsville*

Class of 1996

Paul Gay, Sanford

John W. “Honey” Johnson, Elizabeth City*

Glenn Nixon, Clayton

Robert R. Sawyer, Greensboro

Class of 1997

Dr. Wiley “Army” Armstrong, Rocky Mount*

Chuck Clements, Gastonia*

David Lash, Winston-Salem*

Larry Lindsay, Wake Forest

Class of 1998

Gerald “Pearlie” Allen, Shelby

Norris “Pee Wee” Jones, Asheville

Bill Mayhew, Troutman

Dr. Craig Phillips, Raleigh

Mary Garber, Winston-Salem

Marvin “Red” Hoffman, Wilkesboro

Dr. Andy Miller, Asheville

Class of 1999

Charles “Babe” Howell, Webster

Paul Jones, Kinston

Jerry McGee, Elizabeth City

Jim Mills, Garner

Joe Mills, Raleigh

Donna Norman, High Point

Robert Paroli, Fayetteville

Class of 2000

Marion Kirby, Greensboro

Don Patrick, Newton

Hilda Worthington, Greenville

Charles England, Lexington*

Class of 2001

Jack Groce, Boone

Tom Northington, Greensboro

Walter Rogers, Roxboro

Wally Shelton, Mount Airy

John Swofford, Greensboro

Morris Walker, West Jefferson

Herb Young, Cary

Class of 2002

Cliff Brookshire, Brevard

Andrea Cozart, High Point

Bill Friday, Chapel Hill

Herman Hines, Reidsville

Bob Lee, Southern Pines

Ray Oxendine, Pembroke

Class of 2003

Gerald Austin, Greensboro

Pat Harrell, Hertford

Hoy Isaacs, Reidsville*

Raymond “Buddy” Luper, Fayetteville*

David Maynard, Burlington

Clarence Moore, Asheville*

Pres Mull, Lexington

Tom Pryor, Edneyville

Stuart Tripp, Ayden

Class of 2004

Mike Brown, Wilmington

John Clougherty, Raleigh

James “Rabbit” Fulghum, Snow Hill

Ed Peeler, Shelby

Ned Sampson, Pembroke

Dave Smith, Washington

Kathy Stefanou, Raleigh

Carroll Wright, Clyde

Class of 2005

Tim Brayboy, Cary

Jim Burch, Cary

Dick Knox, Chapel Hill

Tom McQuaid, Beaufort*

Mike Raybon, Jamestown

Class of 2006

Al Black, Spring Lake

Pat Gainey, Taylorsville

Charlie Gregory, Randleman

Tommy Hunt, Durham

Joan Riggs, Swansboro

Don Saine, Gastonia

Class of 2007

Stuart Allen, Charlotte

Daryl Barnes, Lexington

Bob Brooks, Elizabeth City

Bill Carver, Fayetteville

Elton Hawley, Charlotte

Fred Lanford, Hudson

Bill Rucker, Black Mountain

Ronald Scott, Bear Creek

Class of 2008

Charlie Adams, Chapel Hill

Bill Bost. Catawba*

Ken Browning, Durham

Richard Hicks, Durham

Mac Morris, Greensboro

Jan Stanley, Hendersonville

Tim Stevens, Raleigh

Billy Widgeon, Morehead City

Class of 2009

Brad Faircloth, Greensboro

Gilbert Ferrell, WIlson

Bruce Hardin, Charlotte

Jim Maxwell, Durham

Vicki Peoples, Raleigh

Pete Stout, Salisbury

Carolyn Shannonhouse, Cary

* posthumous induction