Looking back at “The Father of Sports Law” and in at least 7 Sports Hall of Fames:The Passing of Herb Appenzeller(Guilford College Quakers)

Posted by Andy Durham on January 5, 2018 at 3:23 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

from Coach Johnny Roscoe on Twitter and Coach Roscoe, a former Guilford College Quaker wide receiver…..
Our Beloved Mentor And Leader has Passed Away. Dr. Appenzeller, a True Nighthawk since Day One…
+++++Now also from the Guilford College Quakers on Twitter:Guilford Athletics @goquakers+++++
Guilford College mourns the passing of legendary coach, professor & administrator Herb Appenzeller #gonebutneverforgotten
*****More from Guilford College:Guilford mourns passing of Herb Appenzeller, former Professor, Athletic Director and Coach. Condolences go out to his wife, Ann, family and friends. Information about his memorial service are pending.*****
Headline from Jeff Mills at the News and Record:Guilford College legend Herb Appenzeller dies at 92

The word coming in first today by way of Twitter from former Northern Guilford football coach Johnny Roscoe and the word is on the passing of Herb Appenzeller, the former football coach and athletic director at Guilford College and he was credited with taking Sports Management classes at Guilford College to an unheard of level, with Dr. Herb Appenzeller teaching those classes and contributing to the field of Sports Law, back when these areas of education were in their mere infancy….He taught men like Hunter Yuracheck, current Athletic Director at the University of Arkansas, Mike Waddell, former AD at Akron and there have been many other stops for Mike Waddell along the way including stops at Appalachian State, UNC-Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia and more and there are more students on Herb Appenzeller’s roll sheet with local Rob Goodman of 3G Sports, being one of Dr. Appenzeller’s top students…..Appenzeller took Sports Management and Sports Law to places and to students we may never hear from again, but he took his field to the top and the Doctor, Dr. Herb Appenzeller was always ready to lend a helping hand, or offer up an lending ear to a student in need, or a student-athlete in need….

A family man who used to live up off of Old Oak Ridge(near Guilford College), he has his daughter Mary and son Tommy to be very proud of and there may have been more at the Appenzeller family table too….

The football field at Guilford College, on West Friendly Avenue and New Garden Road, is named for Herb Appenzeller and this day and time, that Herb Appenzeller turf field, is a multipurpose field, with more lines than we used to see outside the Hardees, the week it opened in the Guilford College community…..

Herb Appenzeller gone but not forgotten and just take a look at his Sports Hall of Fame List and in all, he has been inducted into a total of 7 Sports Hall of Fames…..Some kind of list and some kind of man/teacher/coach Herb Appenzeller and if you were in the Guilford College community over the past 50-60 years and you didn’t know or hear of this gentleman, you were living in the dark….

Back in the early days of schooling, if you couldn’t spell Appenzeller at Guilford College, you were sent to the back on the classroom….
+++++He wrote a heck of a book too on Sports Law, “From the Gym to the Jury”…..+++++

*****The Hall of Fame Roll Call for Herb Appenzeller……..*****

Herb Appenzeller in the Guilford College Sports Hall of Fame and his bio from Guilford College:
In his nearly 40 years at Guilford, Dr. Herbert T. Appenzeller’s work as a professor and administrator produced many scholars, athletes and leaders in their fields. Guilford’s Jefferson-Pilot professor of sport studies emeritus, he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wake Forest University and a doctorate in education administration from Duke University. He came to Guilford in 1956 following eight years as a coach, teacher and director of athletics at Rolesville (N.C.) High School, Wakelon (N.C.) High School and Chowan College.

During his time on campus, Appenzeller served as a professor, coach, dean of students and, for 31 years, as the Quakers’ athletic director. His accomplishments as an administrator are a matter of record; during his tenure, Guilford captured national titles in men’s basketball (1973) and women’s tennis (1981), and it was his vision that provided the impetus for the college to create one of the nation’s first majors in sport management in the early 1980s. At the time, there were roughly 20 such programs across the nation, and Guilford’s was one of the first anywhere with a focus at the undergraduate level.

from Wake Forest University:
Herb Appenzeller into the Wake Forest Hall of Fame in 2008…

Dr. Appenzeller was a track and football student-athlete during his undergraduate career at Wake Forest and a member of the 1945 football team that earned a bid to the 1946 Gator Bowl.

A 1948 graduate of Wake Forest, he also earned his masters degree from Wake in 1951. He would go on to serve Guilford College as a faculty member, coach and athletics director from 1956 to 1993, building a competitive overall athletics program that won three national championships and numerous conference titles at the NAIA level.

For his outstanding leadership, he has been recognized with Hall of Fame honors by a number of national organizations including NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) and the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics).

During his career in athletics administration, he developed a strong interest in sports law and risk management. The author and/or editor of 18 books, he is considered the father of sports law.

Appenzeller was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 19, 2008.

Herb Appenzeller in the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame:
Dr. Appenzeller was a track and football student-athlete during his undergraduate career at Wake Forest and a member of the 1945 football team that earned a bid to the 1946 Gator Bowl. After graduating from Wake in 1948, Appenzeller began his coaching career as the Athletics Director, basketball, and baseball coach at Rolesville High in 1948. Appenzeller then earned his masters from Wake in 1951. After coaching at Wakelon High and Chowan College, he moved to Guilford College (1956-1993) as the Athletics Director. During his tenure at Guilford, teams won three national championships and 31 conference titles. He earned his doctorate in education administration from Duke. Through his writing, lectures, teaching and personal counseling, he has become recognized nationally as a prominent expert in the field of sports liability and received hall of fame honors by a number of national organizations including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Today Appenzeller remains a consultant, educator and is the president of Appenzeller and Associates. He serves as editor of the newsletter, “From the Gym to the Jury,” and as a special advisor for the Center for Sports Law and Risk Management.

Herb Appenzeller into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 2010:
Herb Appenzeller 2010

In nearly 40 years at Guilford College, Dr. Herb Appenzeller worked as a professor and administrator and produced countless scholars, athletes and leaders in their fields. Guilford’s Jefferson-Pilot professor of sport studies emeritus, he served as a professor, coach, and, for 31 years, as the Quakers’ athletic director. During his tenure, Guilford captured national titles in men’s basketball (1973) and women’s tennis (1981). It was Appenzeller’s vision that provided the impetus for the college to create one of the nation’s first majors in sport management in the early 1980s. At the time, there were roughly 20 such programs across the nation, and Guilford’s was one of the first anywhere with a focus at the undergraduate level.

Appenzeller played football at Wake Forest for N.C. Sports Hall of Famer “Peahead” Walker and played in the first Gator Bowl where Wake defeated South Carolina, 26-14. Appenzeller came to Guilford in 1956 following eight years as a coach, teacher and director of athletics at Rolesville (N.C.) High School, Wakelon (N.C.) High School and Chowan College. He was credited with turning four athletic programs around, winning championships at three of the four schools. The game field of Guilford’s Armfield Athletic Center was renamed Herb Appenzeller Field in 2006. Appenzeller is a member of no less than seven sports halls of fame, including NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) Hall of Fame, NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, Wake Forest University Athletics Hall of Fame and Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame.

In 1993 Appenzeller received the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Coaches Association and Guilford College recognized his career contributions to the college with its Distinguished Service Award. He received the received the Leadership Award from the Society for the Study of the Legal Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity (SSLASPA) in 1999, the Simon Terrell Director’s Choice Award in 2001, the SSLASPA President’s Award in 2002, the Guy M. Lewis Academic Achievement Award from the International Conference on Sport and Entertainment Business in 2002, the 2004 Outstanding Achievement Award, Sport Management Council of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, the George Whitfield Baseball Clinic Honor Award, Presidential Award from the Safety and Risk Management Council of AAHPERD, received three presidential awards from three presidents of the SRLA (Sport and Recreation Law Association).

Herb Appenzeller in the Chowan College/University Hall of Fame, inducted in 1986:
Dr. Herb Appenzeller is an important figure of Chowan’s past. Dr. Appenzeller spent eight years as a coach, teacher and director of athletics at Rolesville (N.C.) High School, Wakelon (N.C.) High School and Chowan College. He was credited with turning four athletic programs around, winning championships at three of the four schools.

From there Dr. Appenzeller moved on and spent more than 40 years at Guilford College. He worked as a professor and administrator and produced countless scholars, athletes and leaders in their fields. Guilford’s Jefferson-Pilot professor of sport studies emeritus, he served as a professor, coach, and, for 31 years, as the Quakers’ athletic director. During his tenure, Guilford captured national titles in men’s basketball (1973) and women’s tennis (1981). It was Dr. Appenzeller’s vision that provided the impetus for the college to create one of the nation’s first majors in sport management in the early 1980s.

Dr. Appenzeller played football at Wake Forest for N.C. Sports Hall of Famer “Peahead” Walker and played in the first Gator Bowl where Wake defeated South Carolina, 26-14. The game field of Guilford’s Armfield Athletic Center was renamed Herb Appenzeller Field in 2006.

Dr. Appenzeller is a member of no less than seven sports halls of fame, including NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) Hall of Fame, NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame, Wake Forest University Athletics Hall of Fame and Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame. In 1993 Dr. Appenzeller received the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Coaches Association and Guilford College recognized his career contributions to the college with its Distinguished Service Award. He received the Leadership Award from the Society for the Study of the Legal Aspects of Sport and Physical Activity (SSLASPA) in 1999, the Simon Terrell Director’s Choice Award in 2001, the SSLASPA President’s Award in 2002, the Guy M. Lewis Academic Achievement Award from the International Conference on Sport and Entertainment Business in 2002, the 2004 Outstanding Achievement Award, Sport Management Council of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, the George Whitfield Baseball Clinic Honor Award, Presidential Award from the Safety and Risk Management Council of AAHPERD, and he received three presidential awards from three presidents of the SRLA (Sport and Recreation Law Association).

Dr. Appenzeller and his wife, Ann, live in Summerfield, N.C.


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