STATE AWARD WINNERS TO BE HONORED AT 2012 NCHSAA ANNUAL MEETING
CHAPEL HILL — Coaches, administrators and media representatives will be among those receiving awards Thursday when the North Carolina High School Athletic Association holds its 2012 Annual Meeting.
The event is scheduled for the Dean E. Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the day after the spring meeting of the NCHSAA’s Board of Directors has concluded.
The Association annually presents these statewide awards in several different categories, all based on those “who have done the most for high school athletics” rather than a single accomplishment or having an outstanding won-loss record.
The awards are named in memory or in honor of outstanding individuals in each category, five of whom are current members of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame. The state winners for 2012 include:
• Doris Howard Female Coach of the Year: Linda Richards of Newton-Conover has coached for 27 years, in both the Catawba County and the Newton-Conover systems. She was a highly successful volleyball coach at Fred T. Foard before moving to Newton-Conover, where her teams have also been outstanding. Foard won state championships in 1995, ’96, ’97 and 2002 under her tutelage, and Newton-Conover took the state crown this fall.
• Harvey Reid Male Coach of the Year: Chip Williams most recently has been the head football coach at Scotland County, one of his stops in a nearly 40 year career. A highly successful coach throughout his career, his stops have included Jacksonville, Bertie, Greenville Rose, New Bern, Greensboro Smith and Raleigh Wakefield in addition to Scotland. He has also served as an athletic director for over 25 years. He’s a graduate of Millbrook High School in Raleigh and attended East Carolina University.
• Dave Harris Athletic Director of the Year: Roy Turner of Ashley has been athletic director at the Wilmington school since 2006. Before that he had stints as athletic director at Southeast Guilford (1998-2006) and at Greensboro Dudley (1995-98). He has also been a head baseball coach at the high school level. Roy is currently on the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Leadership Training National Faculty, and has been very involved in the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association. He is also an outstanding game official who has officiated both high school volleyball and basketball, including NCHSAA state basketball championships.
• Bob Deaton Principal of the Year: Tony George of West Stokes is a graduate of Mount Airy High School and a 1981 graduate of Pfeiffer University. He enjoyed an excellent coaching and teaching career prior to moving into administration. George coached at Mount Airy from 1983 through ’97, coaching basketball and assisting in football. His teams won three conference titles and four conference tournament crowns. He has been an outstanding student advocate since moving into administration in 2001.
• Bob McRae Superintendent of the Year: Donald Andrews of Randolph County has been superintendent there since 2005, and prior to that served in that capacity in Harnett County. He was a teacher and coach for several years, earning four different coach of the year honors, before moving into administration, where he held roles as assistant principal and principal and then moved into central office administration. During this year he served as the Western chair of the Realignment Committee and has served in the NCHSAA on several committed. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina.
• Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year: Tim Hawks of WGHP-TV in High Point has covered a great variety of events for his station through the years as a photojournalist. He serves as news and sports operation manager for WGHP since 2006 and has been at the station in some capacity since 1984. He has attendend a large number of NCHSAA state championships on behalf of the station and has been great to work with on many levels. He has also done a number of feature pieces about high school athletes and is involved with the station’s show covering high school football.
• Elton Hawley Athletic Trainer of the Year: Angela Andrews of T.W. Andrews was named head athletic trainer at the High Point school in August through Murphy Wainer Orthopedics, where she has several years of athletic training experience. She is a certified athletic trainer who received her bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Stony Brook University in 2006 and her master’s in athletic training from Ohio University in 2010. She assists the physicians in the office at Murphy Wainer Orthopedics as well as coverage for all of the High Point Andrews athletic teams.
In terms of background of the award’s names, here are some highlights:
Doris Howard of Fayetteville was one of the state’s most successful female coaches during a 41-year career at Hope Mills, Central and Cape Fear High Schools, winning 533 games in basketball, and is in the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.
Harvey Reid, also an NCHSAA Hall of Famer, is the state’s all-time winningest basketball coach with over 800 victories, most of which came at Wilson Fike.
Dave Harris was the athletic director of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools from 1967 to ‘91 after an excellent football coaching career, primarily at Harding. He was a charter member of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.
Bob Deaton was one of the state’s outstanding high school principals during a long career in education, primarily at Winston-Salem R.J. Reynolds, and was president of the NCHSAA in 1977-78.
Bob McRae is the former superintendent in Randolph County after a long career at Kings Mountain and was president of the NCHSAA in 1997-98. He has served as chair of the Realignment Committee as well as in other NCHSAA capacities.
Tim Stevens is the long time prep sports editor at the Raleigh News and Observer and has been recognized nationally for his work covering high school athletics.
Elton Hawley is a native of Dunn who for many years was the athletic training coordinator for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools. He was the initial inductee into the North Carolina Athletic Trainer Association Hall of Fame.
State Award Winners Listed By NCHSAA
STATE AWARD WINNERS TO BE HONORED AT 2012 NCHSAA ANNUAL MEETING