Clewis to be inducted into NCADA Hall of Fame

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ASHEVILLE — A Bladenboro native will be inducted into the North Carolina Athletic Directors’ Association Hall of Fame this month in Asheville.

It wlil be the 22nd annual inductions for the NCADA.

Greg Clewis, a graduate of Bladenboro High School’s Class of 1972 and former athletics director at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, will be one of four individuals inducted.

“I was very surprised, honored and humbled to be remembered by such a distinguished organization,” Clewis said.

During Clewis’ career at Meyers Park High, his most memorable accomplishment is the three Wells Fargo Cup Awards — presented by the NCHSAA, which recognizes the overall top athletic program by classification (Class 1-A, 2-A, 3-A and 4-A) — won by the school.

Myers Park is a Class 4-A school and was named an Exemplary School in 2010 for excellence in academics and athletics.

Clewis said he was also proud of achieving the naming rights for athletic facilities to honor past coaches “who helped mold students into more than they thought they could become.”

Joining Clewis as inductees will be: Charlie Chapman, former athletics director at Southwestern Randolph and Asheboro High schools; Bob Henry, former athletics director at Cherokee High School in Cherokee; and Frank Maennle, former athletics director at Swain County High School in Bryson City.

The NCADA’s Hall of Fame was created to recognize and honor retired North Carolina athletic administrators for their outstanding careers; contributions, dedication, leadership and service to the athletes and schools in North Carolina.

The 22nd class will be inducted into the North Carolina Athletic Directors’ Association’s Hall of Fame during a ceremony held at the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville on Monday, March 21, at 7 pm.

Clewis is the son of the late Layton Clewis and Rosalie Lennon Clewis.

W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.

W. Curt Vincent

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