GC Mentor Appenzeller Chosen for N.C. Hall
Former Guilford Dean, A.D., Professor and Coach Joins Sports Hall
GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Former Guilford College
coach, professor and administrator Dr. Herb
Appenzeller was selected for induction into the North
Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Monday. Appenzeller
joins former football coaching standout Jim Donnan, National
Football League greats Don McCauley and Mike Quick, University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill soccer All-American Carla Overbeck,
UNC field hockey coach Karen Shelton and amateur golfer Paul Simson
as the hall's newest class.
In nearly 40 years at Guilford College, Appenzeller's work as a professor and administrator produced countless scholars, athletes and leaders in their fields. Guilford's Jefferson-Pilot professor of sport studies emeritus, he served as a professor, coach, dean of students and, for 31 years, as the Quakers' athletic director. During his tenure, Guilford captured national titles in men's basketball (1973) and women's tennis (1981). It was Appenzeller's vision that provided the impetus for the college to create one of the nation's first majors in sport management in the early 1980s. At the time, there were roughly 20 such programs across the nation, and Guilford's was one of the first anywhere with a focus at the undergraduate level.
A nationally respected author and consultant in the fields of sports law and risk management, Appenzeller has conducted reviews and made presentations for hundreds of colleges, universities and other organizations nationwide. He is a member of no fewer than seven halls of fame, including the NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics) Hall of Fame, the Guilford College Athletics Hall of Fame and the Wake Forest University Athletics Hall of Fame. The game field of Guilford's Armfield Athletic Center was renamed Herb Appenzeller Field in 2006.
Appenzeller played football at Wake Forest for N.C. Sports Hall of Famer Peahead Walker and played in the first Gator Bowl where Wake defeated South Carolina, 26-14. He graduated from Wake Forest in 1948 and subsequently earned a master's degree from Wake Forest and a doctorate in education administration from Duke University.
Appenzeller came to Guilford in 1956 following eight years as a coach, teacher and director of athletics at Rolesville (N.C.) High School, Wakelon (N.C.) High School and Chowan College. He joins golf coach Jack Jensen, former athletic director Marion Kirby and former men's basketball coach Jerry Steele as Guilford staffers enshrined in the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame. Dave Odom '65, Rick Ferrell '28, Tom Zachary '18 and Bob Jamieson '33 are Guilford alumni among the 267 Hall of Fame members.
Appenzeller and his wife, Ann, live in Summerfield, N.C.
Established in 1963, the state's Hall of Fame is housed on the third floor of the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Appenzeller and the other inductees will be honored May 13 at the 47th annual induction banquet in Raleigh. Banquet ticket information is available from www.ncshof.org or by dialing 919-845-3455.
This release is courtesy of the Guilford College sports information department.