ECU's Holland To Be Inducted Into Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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.


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  • by deadfish Location: NC on Apr 15, 2010 at 08:25 AM
    Mr. Holland is the AD therefore the good, the bad, the ugly and the indifferent that happens during his watch he is responsible for. That's a fact and there isn't any way around it. The AD could be Mr. A1 or Mr. Deadfish. A1 or deadfish has to answer at the end of the day. When the beat goes on...
  • by A1 on Apr 15, 2010 at 03:56 AM
    deadfish, you have missed the point. I agree with you that Coach Ruff was dealt a bad hand and is now having to deal with it. What I don't agree with you about is this isn't Coach Holland's fault, yet. In past years there hasn't been any major problems with discipline (that the public knew about) in the ECU athletic teams. Yes, there were a couple of issues that surfaced that really just involved a certain athlete but I believe that Holland thought Holtz handled it. Most of this stuff has happened since Holtz left. It is just a matter of these kids seeing how far they can go with Coach Ruff and to his credit he isn't letting them get away with it. You will see, the attitudes will change. Another point I agree on is that jealous fans run their mouths, I have been debating with one like that for a week or two.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Apr 14, 2010 at 06:39 PM
    Fifteen disciplinary infractions in less than four months and there's refusal and denial to accept the facts. I don't have a beef with coach Ruffin. He was dealt a bad hand. Everybody knows that. I know the good, the bad and the ugly at USC. I also know that jealous fans like to run their mouths and make frivolous accusations instead of accepting the shortcomings at their undisciplined schools and their AD's. I stand corrected I misspelled [personal attacks]. Great I have surrendered two misspelling trophies! My loss is somebody else's gain, no big deal.
  • by A1 on Apr 13, 2010 at 02:51 PM
    btw, deadfish, you misspelled personal and attacks. How is that spell check program working for you?
  • by A1 on Apr 13, 2010 at 02:49 PM
    deadfish, You also need to remember that the football coach has been in place for a short amount of time. He is doing an outstanding job following through with his rules. When you have 100 or so kids on your team it is hard to keep track of all of them. Atleast these players are disciplined unlike those at USC.
  • by A1 on Apr 13, 2010 at 02:45 PM
    Again, you just repeat the same thing over and over! You are just one of those people that like to hear themselves talk. Also, not only talking about Sanchez was talking about Rucker. Rucker was charged with sexual assault at another University and after being dismissed from the team was recruited by USC. Hmmmm, USC recruits criminals to their team. Wow! Spin all you want, deadfish, but we all know the truth. If anyone were to google USC arrests and scandals they would find out for themselves. Btw, how is Pete "the John Calipari of college football" Carroll and his young coed mistress doing. Tell him we said hello.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Apr 13, 2010 at 11:55 AM
    Mr. Holland watch: Since 31 Dec 09: FIFTEEN disciplinary Infractions which include SIX student athletes DISMISSED. Are those infractions any sign of discipline at ECU? It's more like a leaky faucet that nobody cared to repair. Should we call that lack of maintenance? Is the lack of discipline the better question? I am a decent honorable citizen. I don't have to respond to any blogger's persona; aatacks on the net. If I solicit or ask personal questions I consider myself classless and out of line. Crime convictions are public and therefore are legal documentations. Allegations have to be proven in court before they become convictions. Charges and convictions are two different subjects. Mark Sánchez was cleared of ALL charges by the legal system after an extensive investigation. He was also suspended until the investigation was completed and the DA announced such. Slander is also a crime. When the beat goes on...
  • by A1 on Apr 13, 2010 at 10:36 AM
    If you use iespell.com then you may want to try a new program. Its not working for you. Did you get bullied as a kid? I bet you don't mouth off near as much face to face. Btw, the coaches are doing a great job of disciplining the players. If not, they wouldn't be kicked off the team or kept from playing in the games unlike USC. Players get charged with sexual assault and still get to play at USC. It is well documented.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Apr 12, 2010 at 01:37 PM
    Anonymous1: I use iespell.com thank you. Your ZERO leadership knowledge is obvious. ALL the AD coaches are under his supervision something that you don't know anything about. AT least(two words, duh?) is correct NOT atleast. USC promotes WHAT? Get-off that fecal CHILDISH garbage allegation. It's counterproductive BS and you know IT. READ Sunday's(11 Apr 10) headlines, two more Party U FB players cited, ho-ho! Should I say two more feathers on Mr. Holland's cap? When the beat goes on!
  • by Anonymous1 on Apr 12, 2010 at 03:32 AM
    deadfish, you attacked someone else for spelling. Since you promote iespell.com so much why don't you use it? Btw, Holland has done an outstanding job at ECU and the other Universities that he was employed by. It is Holland's job to run the athletic dept. not to follow around a couple of hundred athletes. That is the coaches responsibility. Atleast our coaches at ECU are taking steps to end this type of stuff. The coaches and AD at USC promote this behavior because they know boosters will pay someone off so the kids will stay out of trouble. Also, come up with some new material you regurgitate the same lame jokes over and over.
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