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.
July 8, 2019