There were 11 Inductees into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame, Monday, September 17, 2007.
Bob Sawyer – The longtime coach and athletics director at Grimsley High School, Coach Sawyer remains a legend in North Carolina high school athletics. An accomplished swimmer, he was inducted into the East Carolina University Hall of Fame in 1974. In 1957 and 1959, Sawyer was the national (NAIA) champion in backstroke and was named All-American in 1959 at East Carolina. In 1996, he was enshrined in the N.C. High School Athletics Association Hall of Fame.
Here’s WGHP’s Rich Brennner introduction and part 1 of Bob Sawyer’s acceptance speech:
Here’s part 2 of Coach Sawyer’s speech: