The annual NCHSAA Hall of Fame banquet and induction ceremonies are set for the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, with dinner starting at 6 p.m. The site of the event has been changed due to a scheduling conflict.
Honorees at this year's event will include:
• Brad Faircloth, one of the top game officials from North Carolina and long time coordinator of football officials for the Atlantic Coast Conference;
• Gilbert Ferrell, a 38-year career and teacher, coach and administrator, primarily at Fike High School and then the Wilson County schools;
• Bruce Hardin, very successful football coach at both the high school and collegiate levels, with two NCHSAA state championships in 27 years as head coach, with 11 seasons at Kannapolis Brown;
• Jim Maxwell, who served for 29 years as the volunteer swim coach for a highly successful program at Durham Jordan as well as serving as the NCHSAA legal counsel;
• Vickie Peoples, who helped develop Raleigh Enloe into one of the state's top programs in swimming and diving;
• Carolyn Shannonhouse, who since 1986 has served on the staff of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association after a great career as a coach;
• Pete Stout, an outstanding football coach who led his teams to 234 victories and two NCHSAA state titles in 28 years at several different schools, including Burlington Williams and Salisbury.
GlaxoSmithKline provided an initial gift to help underwrite the NCHSAA Hall of Fame, enabling it to honor individuals who have spent a lifetime in education. It is one of the Association’s most prestigious accolades.
The NCHSAA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to high school athletics in North Carolina. This marks the 23rd induction class for the NCHSAA Hall of Fame, which now numbers 125. Each new inductee will be introduced by a special video presentation and will receive a commemorative NCHSAA Hall of Fame ring in honor of the induction.
“We look forward to honoring these individuals who have given so much to high school athletics," said Davis Whitfield, NCHSAA executive director. "The Hall of Fame ceremonies have evolved into a special event and it is a great opportunity for former players and other supporters of these honorees to recognize their special accomplishments.”