The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) is pleased to announce the six-member group that will join the NCHSAA Hall of Fame in the Class of 2019. This year’s class includes individuals who made tremendous impacts on their communities through coaching and athletic administration. This year’s class is the 33rd to join the Hall of Fame which is dedicated to honoring those who “have done the most for high school athletics in North Carolina” throughout their careers.
The Class of 2019 includes former Freedom boys basketball coach Terry Rogers.
Rogers began his teaching and coaching career at Oak Hill High School in 1967 where he compiled a career record of 98-39 before moving to Freedom High School in Morganton, NC in 1973. While at Freedom, Rogers served as the school’s Athletic Director as well as a coach in Football, Basketball and Golf, compiling a 603-194 record. His basketball teams won 18 Conference Championships and 13 Conference Tournament Titles. They also won State Championships, one in 1994 and the other in 1998, while securing 10 Sectional Titles.
Rogers has been named the Coach of the Year 16 times by various organizations and was the Associated Press and Charlotte Observer Coach of the Year in 1998. He served as the Head Coach of the World Youth Games in Moscow, Russia, bringing home a Gold Medal Winning Team that year. In 1998, he moved up to the collegiate level, serving as Associate Head Coach at Western Carolina University until 2000. He was on the NC Coaches Association Board of Directors and has received honors from numerous organizations including the National Association of Basketball Coaches, National High School Coaches Association, the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association, the North Carolina Association of Educators and the National Association of Educators.
Others 2019 class members include: Delano “Cobby” Deans from Ayden, Stacy Lail, Jr. from Rutherfordton, Roland “Dixon” Sauls from Farmville, Woodrow “W.A.” Wall from Reidsville, and Gerald Whisenhunt from Goldsboro.
The class will be formally introduced at a Press Conference and Lunceheon on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the NCHSAA Offices in Chapel Hill at 11am. The Formal Induction Ceremony and Banquet for the Class of 2019 will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Cary. The Banquet and Ceremony is open to the public. Tickets to the event are $50 per person and will go on sale in May 2019.