Foxx

Barbara Foxx has been selected to be a member of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.

Pinecrest coaching legend Barbara Foxx is among eight people who will be inducted into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame next April.

This is the 34th class to join the Hall of Fame, which honor those who “have done the most for high school athletics in North Carolina” throughout their careers, the association said in a news release Monday.

“Barbara Foxx was an exceptional volleyball, women’s basketball and softball coach at Pinecrest High School in Southern Pines from 1978 until her retirement in 2017,” the release said.

During 38 seasons as the head volleyball coach, Foxx’s teams captured two state titles —one in 1988 and the other in 1992. She led the Patriots program to 726 wins in her tenure, putting her in the top 10 for head coaching wins in N.C. High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) history. Foxx also led the women’s basketball team from 1993 until 2002.

Foxx served on the NCHSAA board of directors from 1995 until 1999, representing Region 4. She was selected as one of the NCHSAA’s 100 Coaches to remember during the association’s centennial celebration in 2013.

A graduate of Campbell University, she was a three-time varsity letter winner. After retiring from Pinecrest, the school named the auxiliary gymnasium in her honor in 2018.

The other inductees in the class of 2020 are Donald Clark, former tennis coach at Greene Central High School; Henry Jones, who made his mark as the baseball coach at Cherryville High School; Norvell Lee, former basketball coach and athletic director at Goldsboro High School; Fred McDaniel, who coached baseball and wrestling, and was an assistant for football, at Terry Sanford High School in Fayetteville;

Ron Parson, who coached boys’ basketball at Cummings, Hoke County and Reidsville high schools; David Rothwell, who was wrestling coach and athletic director at high schools in Statesville, Asheboro and Albemarle; and Milt Sherman, who was the wrestling coach for 30 years at D.H Conley High School in Greenville.

The formal induction ceremony and banquet will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Embassy Suites in Cary, which will be open to the public.

Contact David Sinclair at (910) 693-2462 or dsinclair@thepilot.com.

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