New Hall of Fame class introduced and we have Coach Johnson and Tripp Welborne in the house from Mr. Hall(WFMY NEWS 2 Sports) with the hall members

Posted by Andy Durham on June 24, 2011 at 11:24 am under Amateur, College, High School, Professional | 2 Comments to Read

The 2011 class for the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame was introduced to the public, prior to last night’s Greensboro Grasshoppers-Hagerstown Suns game, at NewBridge Bank Park…..

Names like(and I’m doing this from memory dog), Joey Cheek, Angie Polk, Maurice Spencer, Herb Goins, Bradley Faircloth, Larry Dempsey, Eddie Bridges, Eddie Pope, Tommy Langley, John Morris(the brother of Mac Morris) and others are going in and we have for you two of the best, that we have seen come through Guilford County and they are Freddy Johnson(Greensboro Day School/Greensboro College) and Tripp Welborne(Page HS, U of Michigan, Minnesota Vikings)……(Add Chuck Hartman-HPU and Claude Manzi-Smith HS to the list and I got 12 of 14 from memory, not too bad…..)

Brian Hall, photojournalist from WFMY NEWS 2 Sports, has us set up and we can see and hear from Coach Johnson and Tripp right now when we CLICK HERE…..

Thanks to Brian Hall for making this available to us, and CONGRATS to the new Hall selections……


  • Congrats said,

    John Morris, one of the legends in the 2011 Hall of Fame class, was not Mac Morris’s brother. I know that Mac Morris does have a brother named John, but the John Morris who’s being inducted was a coach at Edenton High School, Roxboro High School, Reidsville Senior High School (where his teams won state two 3-A football championships), and High Point Andrews, and then completed his career as the High Point City Schools Athletics Director from 1976-1984. And coincidentally, John Morris coached Mac Morris in Mac’s high school days. Congratulations to all the inductees – an outstanding class!

  • Andy said,

    Thought Mac’s brother coached at HP Andrews and maybe there were a lot of crossovers……More power to all the Morrises…..I played HS football with a kid named John Morris and probably not Hall of Fame qualified, but he was real good and brother Glen was even better and again, more power to the Morris families, we learn something new every day and I have to say Coach Mac Morris was one of the best……The man knew basketball defense as good as anyone that I have seen coach the game on the college or high school level……