Saturday 28 Mar 2020

Wayne County Coach To Be Inducted Into NCHSAA Hall Of Fame

A Wayne County coach will be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall Of Fame. The N.C. High School Athletic Association has announced a six-member class that will join its Hall of Fame later this year. Gerald Whisenhunt of Goldsboro is among the coaches that will be inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.

Whisenhunt began his coaching career at Goldsboro High School in 1960, where he served as the school’s Athletic Director, Football, Wrestling, Baseball, Swimming and Track & Field Coach for various stints until he left the school in 1986 to go to Eastern Wayne. While serving as a Coach and Athletic Director, Coach Whisenhunt also taught math, and was highly successful in the teaching realm as well.

According to the NCHSAA, football teams under Whisenhunt posted a record of 147-72-3 while his wrestling teams were 142-34-1 including state champions in 1966 and 1974. Coach Whisenhunt served as Head Coach for North Carolina in the Shrine Bowl Game as well as the East-West All-Star Game and the North-South All-Star Game. He is a Past President of the North Carolina High School Coaches Association.

The new Hall of Fame class will be introduced during a press conference on January 30th at 11 AM at the NCHSAA Headquarters in Chapel Hill.

One Comment

  1. Joey says:

    While he has a pretty impressive record not only as a coach but as a player here is a short resume
    Four-year baseball starter (SS), 1957-60
    -Greensboro Daily News All-State, 1960
    -All-North State Conference, 1958, 1960
    -All-NAIA District 26, 1960
    -Career batting average of .320
    -Team record during career: 62-24-2
    -Had 30 consecutive stolen bases in minor league baseball, 1960
    -High school teacher and coach, 1960-present
    -Career football coaching record: 170-119-3
    -Career wrestling coaching record: 142-34-1, including two state championships
    -Career baseball coaching record: 75-78-1
    -Served as head coach in three major N.C. all-star high school football games
    -Equipment manager for Catawba football team, 1958-59

    What the article fails to mention is that he is now 80 years old and the Title of the article should read Former Wayne County Coach To Be Inducted Into NCHSAA Hall Of Fame


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