Guilford County Hall of Fame Tickets Now On Sale!

Posted by Don Moore on August 23, 2008 at 2:42 pm under Amateur, College, High School, Professional | Read the First Comment

Richard Wood, chairman of the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame, announced today that this year’s Hall of Fame banquet will be moved to the floor of the Greensboro Coliseum. The banquet is scheduled for Monday night, Sept. 22. Nine nominees make up this year’s class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Having the event at the Greensboro Coliseum allows us the opportunity to have the Hall of Fame Ceremonies in one of the greatest sports venues not only in Guilford County but in the southeast. The Coliseum has hosted some of the most exciting moments in sports and we are excited to be on the floor of the Coliseum,” Wood said.

Wood also announced that tickets for the banquet are now on sale at the Greensboro Sports Commission office. Tickets may be purchased by calling 336-378-4499. Individual tickets may be purchased for $50 each, or a table of 10 tickets may be purchased for $750. Ticket order forms can also be found online at www.greensborosports.org.

The list going into the Hall of Fame includes:

  1. UNCG head coach Lynne Agee who has won over 69 percent of her games amassing a 566-280 record in over 30 years and is widely respected as one of the premier coaches in women’s college basketball.
  2. Dr. Herb Appenzeller was the long-term athletic administrator at Guilford College who oversaw the development of several of the major athletic facilities and the development of the current athletic program. Dr. Appenzeller is widely regarded as an expert in the field of sport law and has authored or edited 18 books.
  3. Brothers Jeff Bostic and Joe Bostic who played high school football in Greensboro, college football at Clemson and had successful careers in the NFL. Jeff was a member of three (3) Super Bowl Championship teams and Joe was named to the NFL All- Rookie team in 1979.
  4. Coach Richard Kemp of High Point, who twice made the Associated Press Little All-America team at Lenoir Rhyne, was a very successful high school football coach where he coached Ragsdale to a State Championship.
  5. Danny Manning who is a Champion in every endeavor was member of the 1983 State Championship team at Page High School and a NCAA Champion at Kansas as a player (1986) and as an Assistant Coach (2008). In addition, Manning was the National Player of the Year in 1986.
  6. Retired sportswriter Bodie McDowell was the outdoors editor for the Greensboro News and Record for nearly three decades. In addition, Bodie worked for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission who in 1988 named a hybrid bass for him called the Bodie Bass.
  7. Ken Rush of High Point, veteran race driver from the early days of the sport including the old beach course at Daytona, who one won more than 400 races.
  8. Baseball player Pep Young of Jamestown who played for 10 years in the major leagues and in the late 1930’s was regarded as one of the best second basemen in the major leagues. After his retirement, Young returned to Jamestown where he was active in the the industrial league as a player and coach and was a positive influence on many young men.

  • keith said,

    I think that over 20 years have passed since one of the greatest athletes to ever play in this county and one of the greatest to play in this state in Page Pirate by the name of Tripp Welborne here is his bio from the University of Michigan,

    Hard-hitting defensive back who also handled punt returns for the Wolverines. The Greensboro, NC., native was a two-time consensus All-American selection. Welborne recorded 238 tackles in his three years in the defensive secondary and returned 67 punts for 773 yards. During his senior year (1990), Welborne set a single-season record for punt return yardage with 455. Welborne moved from wide receiver to defensive back after his freshman year and intercepted nine passes during his career. Played on three Big Ten championship teams. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings.

    Coming from a Grimsley Whirlie who played against Tripp since grade school there aren’t many who was as good as he in multiple sports. It is time to get Tripp Welborne inducted into the Hall of Fame. I hope it happens for next year because he was one of the greatest from the 80’s .

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