WILMINGTON, N.C. - The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame has selected its 2010 honorees and East Carolina Director of Athletics Terry Holland is one four individuals who will be inducted during ceremonies Sunday, May 2. Holland will join surfing great Ben Bourgeois, coaching legend Joe Miller and renowned boxing trainer Sherriedale Morgan (posthumously) as members of the 2010 class.
The GWSHOF was formed in 2006 in order to honor those who have brought recognition to the Greater Wilmington area and themselves, by their excellence in the sports world. Past inductees include Leon Brogden, Roman Gabriel, Wayne Jackson, Sonny Jurgensen and Meadowlark Lemon (2006 Class); Bill Brooks, Jap Davis, Tommy Green, Althea Gibson, and Jack Holley (2007 Class); Buck Hardee, Clyde Simmons, Cathy Johnston Forbes, Hoss Ellington, and Wray Carlton (2008 Class);and E.A. "Spike" Corbin, Chester McGlockton, George Rountree, III, Brian M. Rowsom, and Helen Grey Smith (2009 Class).
The proceeds of the event support the Bill Dooley Scholarship Program which benefits high school student athletes. The inductees will select the high school that the four scholarships, valued at $1,500.00 each, will be awarded. The college or university-bound high school seniors are selected by their school administration and must meet other criteria. "These students are not only rewarded for their outstanding achievements in athletics but also for their good academics and being fine community citizens," said Jon Rosborough, who is Chairman of the GWSHOF Board of Directors.
Festivities will kick off Saturday, May 1 at the Cape Fear National Golf Course at Brunswick Forrest before the GWSHOF will honor the 2010 class into membership at its fifth annual banquet at the University of UNC Wilmington's Burney Center the following day. The Atlantic Packaging Corporation Reception and Silent Auction will begin at 5:00 p.m. The induction ceremony is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. with former Philadelphia Eagle, cancer survivor and motivational speaker Kevin Reilly serving as the Master of Ceremonies.
"We are at the fifth year mark and that is a huge milestone for our non-profit organization," Rosborough added. "I am so impressed that there is a plethora of high deserving, well-respected inductees out of our area."
For more information on the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame, including membership in the Hall of Fame Club and ticket information for this year's event, click on the link below, or call (910) 795-1224.
Coach Terry Holland (GWSHOF Hall of Fame Bio)
Michael Terrence "Terry" Holland was born in Clinton, North Carolina on April 2, 1942. He attended Clinton High School where he played football, basketball and baseball all four years. He graduated Valedictorian of his class and received a scholarship to Davidson College.
While attending Davidson, Holland lettered in basketball for three years. During his senior season he served as the captain for the first nationally-ranked basketball team in Wildcat history. After graduating in 1964 he stayed at Davidson and became an assistant basketball coach. Five years later, he was promoted to head coach for the Wildcats and later was selected as the Southern Conference Coach-of-the-Year three times.
Holland became the head coach for the University of Virginia's basketball team in 1974. With an accumulated winning record of 326-173, he became the most successful basketball coach in UVA history. During his tenure at Virginia, he also led the Cavaliers to two Final Four appearances (1981 and 1984), a National Invitation Tournament title (1980) and Virginia's only ACC Tournament Championship (1976). Holland also earned two Atlantic Coast Conference Coach-of-the-Year awards (1981 and 1982).
In 1990, Holland returned to his alma mater to become the athletics director and oversaw the school's move back into the Southern Conference. He returned to Charlottesville as athletics director in 1995, and in 1999, he was named one of the 50 most influential figures in ACC basketball history by the Charlotte Observer. Holland returned to the Tar Heel state in the fall of 2004 as East Carolina University's new athletics director.
He and his wife, Ann, have two daughters, Ann-Michael and Kate. They have two grandsons, Holland and Harrison Baynard.