Sanford coach selected for NCHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2021

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced the NCHSAA Hall of Fame Classes of 2021 & 2022. The Class of 2021 features four outstanding coaches – Charlie Spivey from Sanford, Susan “Susie” DeWeese from Asheville, Jonathan McKee of Greensboro who is being inducted posthumously, and Bob Vroom of Hubert, NC and Swansboro High.

Charles “Charlie” Spivey – Class of 2021 – Lee County High School in Sanford – has been a pillar in his hometown of Sanford and the baseball community for decades. Spivey was the quarterback of Sanford Central’s (now Lee County High School) 1973 3A State Championship football team, but he fell in love with baseball. After playing in his hometown, he eventually went on to play for the University of North Carolina under legendary Tar Heels Coach Walter Rabb.

Spivey crafted a career out of coaching at his alma mater, Lee County High School where his teams won more than 500 games and a pair of State Championships. Spivey’s Yellow Jackets claimed the 4A State Championship in 1996 and 2001. His teams also reached the Regional Finals in 2011 and 2015. He has seen success not only on the high school level, but as an Assistant Coach for USA Baseball in 2008, 2009, and 2011 helping to lead the 16U USA Baseball team to a Gold medal. Spivey was elected to the NC Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2017.

Also, the Class of 2022 highlights four exceptional coaches and several long-time administrators – Danny Anderson from Granite Falls, Harold Robinson of Williamston, Hal Stewart of Garner, and Ruby Sutton from Kinston and Laney High School.

The selection and presentation of the Class of 2021 was delayed due to COVID. Due to the extended delay, the Association will hold a banquet for both the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2022 on August 20, 2022, at the Embassy Suites in Cary. Ticket information will be available in March for the festivities.

Courtesy photo/Contributed.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email