North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Swansboro’s Ross Joining Onslow County Hall of Fame

       JACKSONVILLE—Former Swansboro High School coach and athletic director Ronnie Ross has been named for a special honor, according to the Jacksonville Daily News.

       Ross will be among those being inducted on Saturday into the Jacksonville-Onslow Sports Commission in a ceremony at the Paradise Point Officers’ Club at Camp Lejeune. The event begins at 6 p.m.

       He will be joined by former Jacksonville city manager and area sports contributor Ken Hagan in this year’s class.

       Ross is a 1956 graduate of Swansboro who graduated from East Carolina University after a stint in the Navy.  He enjoyed a 31-year career as a coach and athletic director, with 28 years at Swansboro where he coached football, basketball and baseball. He also worked at Jacksonville and Williamston.

       Ronnie served on a number of NCHSAA committees and later was a member of the Onslow County Board of Education for many years. He was named to the 100 To Remember administrators list for the centennial celebration for the Association.

       Our thanks to the Jacksonville Daily News for providing this information.