Jul 8, 2019
Moyer Smith had a stellar career as an athlete, coach, athletic administrator and fund-raiser, with his involvement in the NCHSAA primarily involving sponsorship and the Endowment. Smith was a standout athlete at Lexington High School and played in the Shrine Bowl before going to the University of North Carolina, where he played football and ran track. Following graduation, he was a head football coach at Albemarle and Lexington before moving to the college ranks as an assistant at Florida State and then at North Carolina. He moved from coaching into athletic administration at UNC and then later was the president of the UNC Educational Foundation from 1986 until 2002. After his retirement from UNC, he volunteered to work with the NCHSAA as a consultant and fund raiser for a period of seven years. He helped raise over half a million dollars in a number of different initiatives with special Endowment programs connected to specific awards as well as corporate support. He was inducted into the Davidson County Sports Hall of Fame in 2010 and was the first Lifetime Achievement Award winner given by the National Association of Athletic Development Directors (NAADD).