HOOPS: CHAUNDEE BROWN COMING ON STRONG
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ON THE COVER Head coach Dave Clawson lifts up the trophy as Wake Forest celebrates a 37-34 victory over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl.
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STILL NO. 1: The Wake Forest men’s tennis team, which won the 2018 NCAA Championship and was ranked No. 1 all of last season, opened the new year again ranked No. 1 in the national rankings. Senior Petros Chrysochos, who won the NCAA singles title, returns to lead the Deacons in 2019.
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// 6 STILL LEARNING Chaundee Brown, the lone returning starter for the young men’s basketball team, is becoming a more complete player in his sophomore season.
// 12 BY THE NUMBERS Faculty members Richard Carmichael and Elmer Hayashi have served as statisticians for Wake Forest football and basketball home games for nearly 40 years.
// 16 THREE IN A ROW The Deacon football team claimed its third consecutive bowl victory by going into legendary Legion Field in Birmingham and beating Memphis 37-34 in a game that went down to the final play.
// 26 IN MEMORIAM Remembering losses in the Wake Forest Athletics family in 2018
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The best fall ever at Wake Forest Dear Demon Deacons,
RON WELLMAN DIRECTOR O F AT H L E T I C S
Your Deacs just completed the best fall we have ever had. With all fall sports completed, our Director’s Cup rank is No. 1 in the ACC and No. 6 nationally. A quick summary of our fall sports successes and the points that each earned in the Director’s Cup: • Football: With two exciting road wins in our final three games over NC State (27-23) and Duke (59-7), the team earned bowl eligibility for the third consecutive year. We defeated Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl 37-34. (45 points) • F ield Hockey: After finishing second in the ACC Tournament, the team won two NCAA Tournament games and advanced to the Final Four. (83 points) • Men’s Soccer: After being ranked No. 1 in the country throughout the season and winning our fourth straight ACC Atlantic Division title, we advanced to the Round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth straight year. (64 points)
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• Women’s Soccer: After an injury-filled season, the team was healthy going into the NCAA Tournament and beat Ohio State and West Virginia to advance to the Round of 16. (64 points) •M en’s Cross Country: It was another year of improvement for the team as we placed fifth in the NCAA Regionals, which is our best finish since 2001. (27 points) •W omen’s Cross Country: Like the men’s team, the women continued their improvement with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Regionals. That is our best finish since 2005. (28 points) The spring season looks equally promising with men’s tennis ranked No. 1 nationally to begin the season. The team has most of its national championship team players returning, including Petros Chrysochos and Borna Gojo, who finished No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation last spring. Women’s tennis also looks promising going into the season as they have now earned NCAA Tournament bids the past three years and this past
fall the team placed a record number of players in the ITA rankings. Men’s golf finished the fall season strong with a tournament win and individual title winner at the Steelwood Intercollegiate. Men’s golf is ranked No. 7 nationally while the women’s golf team is ranked No. 14 in the nation. Baseball is ranked No. 20 nationally in one major poll, the first pre-season Top 25 ranking for the program since 2003. It should be another exciting spring at “The Couch!” Teams only compete for championships and post-season tournament bids if they have superb coaches. We are blessed to have an excellent group who not only lead their teams to much success but also believe in the values of Wake Forest. Those coaches establish the competitive ceiling for our sports and we are fortunate to have very high ceilings. I look forward to seeing you this spring to cheer on the Deacs! Go Deacs!
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MAKING ST R I DES SOPHOMORE CHAUNDEE BROWN EMBRACES LEARNING HOW TO IMPACT THE GAME WITHOUT JUST SCORING By Sam Walker
t has been said a “short memory” is a valuable attribute for any athlete. A win is enjoyable, but the high doesn’t remain when the focus has to be recalibrated for the next game. A loss still hurts, but it doesn’t corrode confidence and cause a player to second guess. Sophomore guard Chaundee Brown won’t hesitate to say he’s a fun-loving, happy guy. While he is a very tenacious competitor on the court, his personality is as engaging as his smile, and Brown said he returns to his well-balanced, happy self quickly following a win or a loss. “I just can’t be down,” Brown said. “I can only be mad for so long, even after a loss. I can’t help but smile, so off the court I just talk to family and friends back home in Orlando (Florida). My family has always pushed me, cheered for me from the crowd, and I have a tight circle of friends that I talk to after I have a bad game or a good game. I see the tweets and have that support, so my family is a big part of my life.” Brown is the son of Chaundee Brown Sr. and Chelsea Brown, both of whom have backgrounds in athletics. “I’ve got good genes,” Brown said. “My dad played football, basketball, ran track in high school and played college football, and my mom played softball and volleyball in college. They put me in
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sports to keep me active and busy, but they always told me to focus on school first, and I’m thankful to end up at a good school like Wake Forest. Mom and Dad were strict on me growing up, but they let me have my fun, too. I’m glad I have parents like that.” Brown’s parents don’t get a chance to watch him play live much these days, but they instilled in him the discipline to balance school and athletics at Wake Forest. He got off to a fast start as a freshman last season, scoring 21 points, including hitting three of four three-point attempts, and had nine rebounds in his collegiate debut against Georgia Southern. As the season moved forward, so did the level of competition and challenges. Brown was inconsistent, but there were highlights.
BY THE END OF HIS FIRST SEASON, THE NEXT STEP WAS APPARENT – BECOME A CONSISTENT CONTRIBUTOR ACROSS THE STAT SHEET. IT’S A STEP THAT COMES MOST COMMONLY WITH EXPERIENCE. A muscular 6-5, 215 pounds, Brown’s physical presence helped him start 29 games of 30 games, and he completed his freshman year averaging 7.6 points and three rebounds per game. He scored in double figures nine times, and he had 20-point games against
CHAUNDEE BROWN POSITION: Guard HEIGHT: 6-5 WEIGHT: 215 CLASS: Sophomore MAJOR: Undeclared HOMETOWN: Orlando, Fla. FAVORITE BOOK: “Boy 21” by Matthew Quick FAVORITE FOOD: Fettuccine Alfredo, Calamari, Oxtails FAVORITE ATHLETE: LeBron James FAVORITE WAKE FOREST MOMENT: “To Be Determined”
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Boston College, Louisville and Miami in ACC play. He also tied the Wake Forest freshman record for three-point percentage in a game by going 6 of 7 (.857) during his outing at Boston College. However, by the end of his first season, the next step was apparent – become a consistent contributor across the stat sheet. It’s a step that comes most commonly with experience. “At the end of the day, he’s just a sophomore,” head coach Danny Manning said of Brown, who is the Deacons’ only returning starter from a season ago. “He played a lot for us last year, but he’s still learning, too. He does some good things for us, continues to work and get better, and we’re happy with the progress. I’d like to see him shoot four free throws a half. We talk to our perimeter players about catching the ball and going downhill, getting into the paint, and playing off two feet. “If Chaundee can do that, I think with his shoulders he can create some separation and elevate up with a pull-up jump shot. It’s something he’s been using more this year than last year, but it needs to be a bigger part of his arsenal. Once he’s able to catch the ball, rip and drive it downhill, now the defense closes out a little shorter or softer, which will allow him to shoot more threes.” Brown's 2018-19 season began slowly, but some of that could be attributed to the infusion of new players – a young team searching for chemistry as the players define their roles. Through the first 14 games, Brown started every game and began to contribute in multiple facets of the game. Beginning with the sixth game of the season, Brown rolled off eight straight double-digit scoring games while improving in other areas, including shooting 78 percent from the free-throw line and averaging 4.8 rebounds a game.
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THROUGH THE FIRST 14 GAMES, BROWN STARTED EVERY GAME AND BEGAN TO CONTRIBUTE IN MULTIPLE FACETS OF THE GAME. BEGINNING WITH THE SIXTH GAME OF THE SEASON, BROWN ROLLED OFF EIGHT STRAIGHT DOUBLE-DIGIT SCORING GAMES WHILE IMPROVING IN OTHER AREAS, INCLUDING SHOOTING 78 PERCENT FROM THE FREE-THROW LINE AND AVERAGING 4.8 REBOUNDS A GAME. It’s all part of gaining valuable experience. “I think people take for granted how truly young we are as a team, and sometimes players struggle with the expectations others place on them,” said associate head coach Randolph Childress. “Chaundee is one of those guys who puts too much pressure on himself, and I try to help get him out of his own way. He has picked up the pace and is starting to do more things. I try to show him how he can impact a game when he’s not scoring. “He can do so many things, and when he is involved in other areas
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the stat sheet kind of balances. There are rebounds, there are free throws, a couple of threes. He has to avoid relying on jump shots to get himself involved in the game. When he does that, he’s a tough cookie.” Brown believes his overall game is developing. “I think the key for me is to be effective – if I’m not scoring, rebound and play defense,” he said. “It’s whatever my team needs. I need to stay consistent. Coach Childress was telling me I could be a great defender, so I had to buy in, keep my man in front, and my rebounding is getting better. I’m stronger than most guards, so I’ve just got to play off two feet and finish. I’ve been working on my three, getting my feet set, following through and getting my work in early. “When I first got here, my mechanics were messed up, I wasn’t using my legs, and he (Coach Childress) really helped to get that worked out. I worked on it all summer and focused on my shot. I have to be ready on the catch,
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shoot it with confidence, and I’m now more comfortable.” Childress said that he has to convince Brown, like many younger players, that you don’t have to score to play a key role in a game. “When Chaundee rebounds, he’s going to score, and I expect that from him,” Childress said. “Everybody is different, and they run their own race. Sometimes you get there slower than you think you should. There’s a lesson in the journey, and with the hype and expectations, these guys come in and sometimes let the outside pressures dictate. Then they realize it’s harder than they thought it would be. “With Chaundee, he has a physical advantage. Night in and night out, he won’t be at a physical disadvantage where some of our other guys might be. He should get to the foul line because he can drive it and go get it. He’s starting to do that, and that’s why he is starting to play better.”
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VITAL STATI FOR NEARLY FOUR DECADES, WFU FACULTY MEMBERS RICHARD CARMICHAEL AND ELMER HAYASHI HAVE SERVED AS STATISTICIANS FOR DEMON DEACON FOOTBALL AND MENâ€™S BASKETBALL HOME CONTESTS. QUIETLY. EFFICIENTLY. LOYALLY. By John Justus
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Elmer Hayashi (left) and Richard Carmichael prepare for another Wake Forest game. (Photo by Bob Leverone)
sure wouldn’t be nearly as interesting, intriguing or the source of as much conversation. What the true sports fan wants, regardless of the sport of choice, are “the stats” (statistics) of his or her favorite team and players. For simplicity’s sake, let’s just look at football and basketball. Who is the leading rusher? What is the quarterback’s completion percentage? How many sacks does the defensive end have? What is the team’s third-down conversion rate, its success in the red zone, or time of possession? How about that player’s assist-to-turnover ratio, shooting percentage inside and outside the three-point line, and minutes played per game? Is my team effective in second-chance points, points off the bench and fast break points?
AND AS EVERYONE KNOWS, WE DETERMINE WHO WINS AND LOSES BY KEEPING SCORE – A FAIRLY SIMPLE PROCESS OF TABULATING POINTS – ALTHOUGH THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS OF EARNING POINTS (FREE THROW, TWO-POINT FIELD GOAL, THREE-POINTER IN BASKETBALL, FOR EXAMPLE) THAT HAVE TO BE COMPILED.
ports without numbers would just be playing around. The most important numbers, of course, are wins and losses, the ultimate meaningful figures in judging a team’s success or lack thereof.
And as everyone knows, we determine who wins and loses by keeping score – a fairly simple process of tabulating points – although there are different ways of earning points (free throw, two-point field goal, three-pointer in basketball, for example) that have to be compiled. If that’s all there was – my team had this many points, your team had that many – competitive sports could survive but they
The list goes on and on. And someone has to keep track of all this! For almost 40 years, two gentlemen have been charged with keeping statistics at all Wake Forest football and men’s basketball home games. That’s right, 40 years. But Dr. Richard Carmichael and Dr. Elmer Hayashi would not trade any of those years – or games during one of those seasons – for a relaxing evening on the couch in front of a TV. They faithfully perform their duty because they love what they do. When Phil Warshauer graduated from WFU in 1980 and joined the athletic department’s sports information staff fulltime, he wanted to improve that office’s game operations by creating a more consistent and reliable statistics crew for football and basketball. The student workers in the sports information office did the best they could, but students like to go home during academic holidays and eventually would graduate, leaving the SID leadership the problem of constantly re-molding its stats crew. Warshauer remembered taking a freshman calculus class from Carmichael, a former Deacon basketball player, and he approached him with the opportunity to come early for all the games, stay until they were over and partake of the “delicious” media room food -all as a volunteer. How could Carmichael say no? In addition, Carmichael was asked to recruit a partner. How about Hayashi, his cohort in the mathematics department who Warshauer had seen at a number of sporting events? For whatever reason, Carmichael and Hayashi both agreed to give it a try – after a crash course in the finer points of football and basketball statistics – and they’ve never stopped. Hayashi soon helped Warshauer by designing a computer program for calculating statistics after each game (long before any software had been developed for such a purpose on a grander scale) and also created precise forms for recording rushing and passing, shots and rebounds, etc., that made his and Carmichael’s work more efficient. “Keeping the stats at games was something I didn’t really know much about,” Hayashi, who retired from Wake Forest in 2003, says, FEBRUARY 2019
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Both Carmichael and Hayashi mention as one of their career highlights the 2008 ACC Tournament in Charlotte when during the first game of that national media event, the courtside laptop breathed its last. ACC Associate Commissioner for Communications Brian Morrison immediately knew what to do. “I saw the guy with the laptop slamming the lid down trying to get it to reboot without any luck, so I went over to Carmichael and Hayashi and told them ‘You’re on,’” Morrison recalls. “Richard got a big smile on his face and said, ‘OK, we’re ready.’” Current Wake Forest Associate Athletic Director for Communications Steve Shutt, who is the sixth person in that position during the stats careers of Carmichael and Hayashi, readily renewed their “contract” when he joined WFU in 2007 and still regularly utilizes the information on the stats form the duo use for football games. “I was told (upon coming to Wake Forest) they were very good at what they do and knew that you have to have a reliable backup to the computer stats,” Shutt says. “To have their level of experience Elmer Hayashi
Richard Carmichael as a Demon Deacon player.
“but it was a way to get involved and really requires you to keep your attention on the game. I enjoy it, although I admit it was more ‘exciting’ when we were the official stats keepers.” Hayashi played baseball and football and ran track as a high schooler and is one of the Deacons’ most loyal followers throughout the calendar year. He and wife Betty are regular attendees at women’s basketball, soccer, field hockey and volleyball home contests. Carmichael had a background in sports as well, coming to Wake Forest on a basketball scholarship and playing as a sophomore on the ACC championship and Final Four team in 1962. He averaged in double figures (10.7 ppg) as a senior on a team that advanced to the ACC Tournament finals. While working as a professor at WFU, he also became involved in the administrative side of athletics, serving as the school’s faculty athletics representative to the ACC from 2003 to 2016. Now retired, he holds the title of Research Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and stays active by teaching two courses this fall and another this spring. “I never thought that I would be involved (as a stats keeper) as I am,” Carmichael says, “but I have enjoyed it. I’d much rather do that than just sit and watch – plus we get pretty good seats!” There is no way of knowing exactly how many Wake Forest games the tandem of Carmichael and Hayashi have worked. Each missed contests on occasion while active professors for academic obligations, and there’s been the infrequent family responsibility that took precedence. More recently, Hayashi underwent knee replacement surgery but was back in action after missing only a couple of basketball games during late December. The major change in their role over time, of course, has been the advent of computer software for all play by play and game statistics. In the infancy of that industry’s development, the written statistics were still considered essential as “backup” and at times even resource information. In more recent years that reliance has waned, but most communications staffs still like to know they have a reliable option in the event of an emergency.
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BOTH CARMICHAEL AND HAYASHI MENTION AS ONE OF THEIR CAREER HIGHLIGHTS THE 2008 ACC TOURNAMENT IN CHARLOTTE WHEN DURING THE FIRST GAME OF THAT NATIONAL MEDIA EVENT, THE COURTSIDE LAPTOP BREATHED ITS LAST. ACC ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONER FOR COMMUNICATIONS BRIAN MORRISON IMMEDIATELY KNEW WHAT TO DO.
and knowledge available to our operation is a real joy.” As far as favorite moments or players over the last four decades, both Carmichael and Hayashi are somewhat hesitant to single any player or game out, although Hayashi admits that having a press row seat for the “Childress tournament” (Wake’s 1995 ACC Championship when Randolph Childress broke the tournament scoring record) is high on his list of memories. Carmichael, speaking like the expert stats person that he is, mentions Florida State’s Charlie Ward in a basketball (not football) game at Wake Forest in 1992 when the Seminole standout came up with eight steals, still a Joel Coliseum record. “I like to think I am tough when it comes to steals,” Carmichael says. “A player just doesn’t grab the ball after someone else deflects it. He really has to take the ball from his opponent, and what Charlie Ward did that day was as dominant a performance from a statistical standpoint as I can remember.” Neither Carmichael or Hayashi offer any thoughts as to when they might retire their pencils and calculators as they approach their 40th season courtside or in the press box. “As long as they keep asking us, we’re there if needed,” Hayashi says. Carmichael shares the same sentiment. “I keep telling Steve (Shutt) that I don’t have to do this and if I’m in the way, just say so,” Carmichael says with a laugh. The chance of that happening can be described with one number only. Zero.
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It was good to see the Old Gray Lady again. It had been too long. The last time I had been to Legion Field in Birmingham prior to Wake Forest’s recent bowl game with Memphis was as a teenager – a road trip to see Tennessee and Alabama, once one of the great college football rivalries in the South. I don’t remember which team won the game, but once I got into the neighborhood the memories came flooding back. I don’t think much has changed. I remember the stadium being larger back in the day. And, in fact, the east side upper deck was taken down in 2005. But outside of that, it still felt like football there. I could almost see Bear Bryant leaning against the goal post as the Crimson Tide went through its warmup. But this was a new day. Football was what it felt like, and history is what we got. Wake Forest had never won bowl games in three consecutive seasons. But it was about to. All that stood in the way was Memphis. And four quarters. Under the same patch of sky as the 1949 Dixie Bowl between Wake Forest and Baylor, the Demon Deacons and Tigers began a battle that would last all afternoon. All four quarters. Every last second. And that last second took three takes. When the Tigers’ last field goal try drifted right and off target, Wake had won 37-34. And Dave Clawson had taken Wake Forest football where it had never been before. I remember during the open date taking a breath and re-evaluating where the Deacs stood following their record five game home stand. These were my words in this space in mid October… As I write the Deacs are 3-3, the rain is pounding and the wind is howling. After the Clemson game, folks will have their doubts as to how far this team can go. The schedule isn’t easy. There are injuries to overcome. But the sun always comes after the rain. And one day soon Wake will win that third consecutive bowl game. It’ll
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happen. Will it be in 2018? I don’t know, but… It will happen. With the gift of hindsight, those words look a little prophetic. But they really weren’t. After losing at home to Syracuse on the first Saturday of November, the Deacons were faced with having to win two out of their last three games to become bowl eligible. My guess is few thought the Deacs could do it. N.C. State, Pitt and Duke were all three going to bowls, and the games with the Wolfpack and Blue Devils were away from home. As it turns out, Wake took the hard road winning the
two games against State and Duke. Or better stated, Wake took the easier road? Four of seven of the Deacs’ regular season wins came away from BB&T Field. The Birmingham Bowl win made that number an improbable five out of seven wins away from home. Hard to believe. Also notable following the trip to Birmingham… • Wake had posted three straight winning seasons for just the second time since the early 1950’s… • Dave Clawson’s 28 wins in five seasons established a new school record… • T he Deacs’ record in bowl games at Legion Field was now 1-1
following a loss to Baylor in the ’49 Dixie Bowl • T he bowl win was the Deacons’ ninth and raised their bowl record to 9-4… • Four of Wake’s seven wins came against bowl teams… The win over the Tigers, of course, almost didn’t happen. When game MVP Jamie Newman plunged into the south end zone with a little more than half a minute remaining, it felt like the game was over. But a couple of big plays later, Memphis put itself in a position to force overtime. That’s when that entire scenario of the ‘three-take-field goal’ went down – leaving Wake Forest the winner.
SPENCER MAKES 11T H ST R A I G H T BOWL TRIP
I’m not sure when, or if, I’ll ever make it back to Legion Field again. And I’m not sure how many more seasons the Old Gray Lady has in her. But unlike that Tennessee-Alabama game in the 1970s, I can promise you I’ll never forget who won the 2018 Birmingham Bowl. And I bet she won’t, either. No matter how old and gray she gets.
While the Wake Forest football team earned a third straight bowl invitation following the 2018 season, that wasn’t the only streak kept intact with the Deacons’ appearance in the Birmingham Bowl. Former Deacon offensive lineman Mike Spencer made the trip to the Birmingham Bowl, marking his 11th straight bowl trip. A member of Wake Forest’s 1970 ACC Championship team, “Spence” has been to every Wake Forest bowl game except for the two played before his enrollment at Wake – the 1946 Gator Bowl and the 1949 Dixie Bowl. Spencer was one of the many Demon Deacon fans in attendance for Wake Forest’s 37-34 victory over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 22. Like many supporters, Spencer rarely misses a home football game and is well known and respected throughout the Wake Forest community. Spencer has followed his beloved Demon Deacons to 10 different cities (Charlotte twice, in 2007 and 2017) for bowl games, including faraway destinations such as Honolulu (1999) and Seattle (2002). It’s estimated that he has ventured over 20,000 miles round-trip during the past 40 years. Mickey Neher, a friend and former teammate of Spencer’s at Wake Forest, has chronicled the “never-ending commitment” that has been shown by Spencer over the years. Wake Forest Football has won eight of the 11 bowl games that he has attended. Spencer graduated from Wake Forest in 1972 and was a part of the first Demon Deacons team to clinch the ACC Football Championship in 1970. He played center on that team for Cal Stoll, the 1970 ACC Coach of the Year. Spencer’s dedication shines a light on Wake Forest Football and the tradition it carries. His devotion and presence provide a fine example of what it means to be a Deac for life. – Sam Lupton
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As the final kick at the Birmingham Bowl sailed just wide right, I was again reminded why I love Wake Forest sports. From running around the field, hugging and high-fiving everyone — players, coaches, staff and fans — to finding Big Daddy who was already sporting a Birmingham Bowl championship hat, beaming with pride as tears streamed down his face, it was certainly a special moment. At that point in time, we were all one, celebrating in the jubilation of victory. We had become something bigger than ourselves and we were all part of this Wake Forest team — we were bowl champions for the third straight year. That feeling has stuck in my mind over the past month — this burning desire to continue to be part of something bigger and continue to provide the opportunity for championship moments for all of our sports. This is why I’m so excited for our second-ever Deacs Day of Giving coming up on Wednesday, Feb. 6. On this one day, we collectively join forces to create a cumulative impact greater than what any one of us can generate on our own. We can join in with thousands of fellow Deacs from around the country, unite together and invest in making Wake Forest Athletics a better place. We all give for different reasons. For some, it may be to provide a scholarship for a student-athlete
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to receive a Wake Forest education. For others, the “why” may be to equip coaches with the resources needed to recruit at the highest level. Still, others look to enhance the lives of our student-athletes through sports performance, career support or a host of other reasons. Whatever the reason, on this day, we can all join together to make a statement about the investment we intend to make for our future. For many of you, we’ve offered challenges to instill some bragging rights and incentives to increase your gift and encourage you to inspire others to join you. For those who participated in Greek life, we will once again be hosting a Greek Life Challenge to recognize the organization whose alumni contribute the most dollars. Last fall, Kappa Alpha accepted its award on the field at a football game for winning the 2018 challenge, barely edging out the competition. Field hockey and women’s soccer will look to defend their titles in our Former Student-Athlete Giving Challenges. This year, a $10k bonus will be awarded to the sport program with the greatest participation rate and another $10k to the program that raises the most dollars toward their goal. I’m already seeing those competitive juices flowing. New this year is an opportunity for past and present parents of student-athletes to win another $10k bonus for generating the most dollars toward the parent goal for the sport in which their son or daughter participates or participated. Now that I have a daughter who is a distance runner for Wake Forest, I am part of this group as a parent — look out! We hope you’ll find Deacs Day of Giving to be a fun, interactive way to not only participate in our future success, but also an easy way to encourage former classmates, colleagues, family and friends to join as well. For more information on how to be further involved, please contact us at DeacClub@wfu.edu. I’m looking forward to this opportunity to again be part of something bigger than ourselves, and again, from the bottom of my heart, thanks to each of you for all you do for Wake Forest. Go Deacs!
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EVERY GIFT COUNTS! RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP BY THE 2019 PLEDGE DEADLINE ON MARCH 15 When you make a pledge by the 2019 Pledge Deadline, it allows the Athletic Department to better plan for the upcoming year and ensure that we can continue offering the best athletic and educational opportunities for our talented student-athletes. If you haven’t already done so, please consider making your gift or pledge today by calling (336) 758-5626.
IS WAKE FOREST ATHLETICS IN YOUR WILL? Planned giving ties your legacy with the future of Wake Forest Athletics. To learn more about the many ways you can support Wake Forest Athletics through planned giving, please contact Paul Kennedy at (336) 758-3875 or email@example.com.
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Couple proud to become a part of the Wake Forest family
hen Phil Gaughan and Linda Sangiuliano first moved to North Carolina, they had no idea they would establish such a strong connection with Wake Forest University and the Athletic Department. Originally from Sugar Notch, Pa., and Binghamton, N.Y., respectively, Phil and Linda met through a mutual friend in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., where Linda was attending nurse anesthesia school and Phil was working. Upon earning her diploma, Linda moved to the Triad to accept a job at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. A few years later, Phil joined Linda in North Carolina, and the couple married in 1992. Both avid sports fans, it wasn’t long before Phil and Linda started attending Wake Forest athletic events. Originally splitting basketball season tickets with friends, the
BOTH AVID SPORTS FANS, IT WASN’T LONG BEFORE PHIL AND LINDA STARTED ATTENDING WAKE FOREST ATHLETIC EVENTS. ORIGINALLY SPLITTING BASKETBALL SEASON TICKETS WITH FRIENDS, THE COUPLE ENJOYED THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHEER ON THE DEMON DEACONS. couple enjoyed the opportunity to cheer on the Demon Deacons. “I feel that if you live in a city and there’s a major university, you support the home team,” Linda shared. As time went on and they met more people associated with the University, Phil and Linda decided to join the Deacon Club. “When we joined the Deacon Club, we were never treated like outsiders,” Phil reminisced. “We weren’t Wake Forest alumni, parents or even
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Winston-Salem natives, but we were automatically treated like part of the family.” Since that point, their relationship with the Deacon Club and Wake Forest Athletics has grown into something truly special. Not having a direct connection to the University prior to moving to the Winston-Salem area, Phil and Linda’s involvement with the Deacon Club helped create a sense of community for the couple. Between attending
events and games, they were able to meet and establish friendships with many individuals whom they remain close with to this day. “The people we’ve met through the Deacon Club throughout the years, we now consider them family,” Phil stated. On top of the relationships they’ve built, however, Phil and Linda are grateful for the ability to positively impact the lives of Wake Forest student-athletes through their support of the Deacon Club. Progressively increasing their involvement, Phil and Linda have generously supported the Deacon Club Annual Fund, as well as recent capital projects, including the Sutton Sports Performance Center and Shah Basketball Complex. Additionally, the couple enjoys rooting for all of the Wake Forest athletic programs and are loyal football and basketball season ticket holders. They are also passionate about the
Coaches’ Kids program, which provides local underprivileged youth with the opportunity to experience a Wake Forest athletic event. Whether it’s attending a Deacon Club event like the Scholarship Brunch or receiving a call during the annual Thank-A-Thon, Phil and Linda enjoy opportunities to interact with Wake Forest student-athletes. “Hearing how grateful these young men and women are makes us feel that we’re appreciated and that we’re really making a difference,” the couple reflects. Aside from their financial contributions, Linda also serves as a
member of the Deacon Club Board of Directors, generously sharing her time to help make Wake Forest Athletics the best it can be. “Serving on the Board of Directors is a big honor,” Linda expressed. “It has been great to meet and network with other members from a variety of professional fields, while sharing ideas and working together to achieve a common goal.” As Phil and Linda look back on what started out as just wanting to support the home team, they think about the wonderful friendships and memories they’ve made thus far on their Wake Forest journey. From facilities to resources, Phil and Linda have also
witnessed a lot of changes take place across campus and are excited about the continued investments being made by the Athletic Department to support Demon Deacon student-athletes, both academically and athletically. “To me, sports are like making pizza dough — you have to give it time to rise,” Phil stated. “Wake Forest has great coaches and student-athletes, has invested in state-of-the-art facilities, and this university is continuing to rise. We’re so proud to be members of this family and can’t wait to see all that Wake Forest accomplishes in the coming years.”
deacon club photos Deacon Club members are encouraged to submit photos for publication in the Gold Rush. Send your photos in digital format to DeacClub@wfu.edu. Submission of a photo does not guarantee that it will be published. Thanks for showing off your Demon Deacon pride!
1 Matthew Smith (’10), Chris Ellis (’06), Mike Lepore (’09), Justin Gray
(’06) and John Collins (’19) (left to right) — all former Wake Forest men’s basketball players — catch up in Atlanta as the Deacs face Georgia Tech.
2 The McCann and Delmonte families cheer on the football team at the 2018 Birmingham Bowl as the Deacs claim their third consecutive bowl victory.
3 A group of former Deacon Club Board of Directors Presidents gather to hear an update on all the latest Deacon Club initiatives.
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
AMY PRIVETTE PERKO
n each issue, Where Are They Now showcases a former Wake Forest student-athlete. Amy Privette Perko ('87) was a member of the Wake Forest women's basketball team from 1983-87 and was inducted into the Wake Forest Hall of Fame in 2000. Perko ended her career as the program's alltime leading scorer and currently ranks third in program history with 1,722 points. The guard still holds the program record for career steals (287) while her 38 points against Appalachian State on Jan. 3, 1986, are the fifth-most in Wake Forest single-game history. She was named to CoSIDA’s Academic All-America team three times and earned All-ACC honors twice. Perko was also honored as an ACC Legend in 2005.
AMY PRIVETTE PERKO When did you graduate from Wake Forest? 1987, B.A., Summa Cum Laude What was your major and/or minor? History What does being a Demon Deacon mean to you? Being a Demon Deacon means that I am part of a special family that continues to produce so many supportive and important relationships. Wake Forest has always been part of my life as I grew up a Deacon fan and had a goal of wearing an “old gold and black” uniform one day. Being a Demon Deacon also inspires me to live out the institution’s Pro Humanitate commitment for a lifetime. Why are you still involved in Wake Forest Athletics? Wake Forest continues to emphasize the values that I believe are critical to the growth and development of young people. Why do you feel it is important to give back to the University? My days as a Wake Forest studentathlete were incredibly valuable and central to my growth. I want to contribute to efforts so that young women and men will have the same opportunities. What is your current occupation? Chief Executive Officer, Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics What is your favorite memory of your time at Wake Forest? In our first round ACC game my junior year, I hit a last second shot to propel our basketball team to a victory over Duke — the first time our women’s basketball program had advanced beyond the first round. Hitting a last
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second shot was a scenario I had dreamed of when I pretended to play for Wake Forest as a kid on my driveway goal, so the moment actually happening is one that sticks with me. After the game, then Duke coach Debbie Leonard congratulated me and said that it was a moment I would remember forever. She was right. Her graciousness in defeat is also remembered. What makes you most proud of Wake Forest? I’m proud that Wake Forest provides a living and learning environment that fosters enduring relationships, often linking families and friends across generations. These relationships are bolstered by Wake Forest, which remains rooted to its rich traditions even while it breaks new ground with educational innovations and an expanding campus. Alumni experience a strong sense of community and support for each other. When you come back to Wake Forest, you always… Walk on Reynolda Trail and visit the Quad. I was there when… Thomas Hearn, Muggsy Bogues and I were in the same freshman class (Thomas Hearn began his 22-year WFU presidency in 1983). Who is your favorite coach at Wake Forest, current or past? It is tough to name my favorite coach given my long history with Wake Forest. I have a special note written to me from legendary basketball coach Bones McKinney in his book "Bones;" attended
several Carl Tacy basketball camps as a kid that then assistant coach Dave Odom helped lead; worked a FiveStar basketball camp for Dave Odom; was an undergraduate with men’s golf coach Jerry Haas; and in my senior year, helped recruit then high school senior Jennifer Mitchell (Hoover), who became a legendary player and is doing a fantastic job leading the women’s basketball program. I am grateful to former WFU women’s basketball coaches Wanda Briley, Lori Bailey and Joe Sanchez for the opportunities they provided to me and the things I learned from them. Finally, I’ve always admired the success and inspirational leadership of Dianne Dailey, Jen Averill and the late Skip Prosser.
GIVING DAY IS YOUR TIME TO COMPETE! AND THERE’S $30,000 UP FOR GRABS Compete in these fundraising challenges to help your team or Greek organization raise funds that will directly impact Wake Forest student-athletes next season.
FORMER STUDENT-ATHLETE CHALLENGES Your sport has TWO chances to win a $10,000 prize! The team with the HIGHEST PARTICIPATION and the team with the MOST DOLLARS RAISED ABOVE THEIR GOAL will both receive funds that can be used next season.
GREEK LIFE CHALLENGE
Open to parents of former and current student-athletes, the team with the MOST DOLLARS RAISED ABOVE THEIR GOAL will receive $10,000 toward next year’s budget.
The Greek organization with THE MOST DOLLARS RAISED will receive special recognition at a home football game, a plaque memorializing the achievement and a letter of recognition sent to headquarters detailing their commitment to the event.
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IN MEMORIAM DEC. 27, 2017: JOE CELI ’74, was a member of the 1970 Wake Forest freshman football team. He spent 32 years working in the Guilford County School System where he pioneered the special needs programs and worked with special needs students. DEC. 27, 2017: BRENT OFFENBECHER was a member of the 1979 and 1980 Wake Forest football teams as a quarterback. Offenbecher transferred to Ohio State where he was a back-up quarterback to Mike Tomczak in 1982 and 1983. DEC. 28, 2017: BONNIE MYERS ZIETERS ’75, a member of the women’s basketball team, graduated from Wake Forest with a degree in physical education. She spent 30 years as a teacher before retiring.
in 1954 and ’55. Following his graduation, he returned to New Jersey where he had a long professional career at Campbell Soup. JAN. 16: MIKE JONES ’78 was a middle guard on the mid1970s Deacon football teams and became the first person in his extended family to graduate from college. Known as “Too Small,” he was an integral part of the scout team each week. JAN. 28: BILL SELTZER, a member of the 1969 baseball team, passed away in Hagerstown, Md. He played in 33 games during the 1969 season and then transferred to Hagerstown Community College. He was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in 1970 and played that season in the Orioles system. He was later employed as a UPS driver, serving the same route in the Martinsburg, W.Va., area for 30 years until his retirement in 2002. FEB. 17: ALLAN HEAD ’66 was a member of the track and cross country teams where he excelled as a hurdler and served as a co-captain. He was the longtime Executive Director of the North Carolina Bar Association. He received the Pete Moffitt Courage Award in 2016 while battling kidney cancer. FEB. 20: WILL ESCHEN ’50 was a member of Wake Forest’s 1949 baseball team that advanced to the College World Series championship game. He spent 21 years as an educator in his hometown of Suffern, N.Y., and coached baseball at Potsdam State University.
JAN. 5: HERB APPENZELLER ’48, a member of the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame, was a track and football student-athlete during his undergraduate career at Wake Forest and a member of the 1945 football team that earned a bid to the 1946 Gator Bowl. A 1948 graduate of Wake Forest, he earned his master’s degree from Wake Forest in 1951 before embarking on a career at Guilford College in Greensboro. He was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. JAN. 7: KEN HULL ’63 joined the 1959 football team as an offensive guard after serving in the Marines. Following his graduation from Wake Forest, he was an analyst with the U.S.D.A. and several accounting firms and served as the Director of the Bureau of Management Information Systems for the state of Pennsylvania. JAN. 9: DR. DENNIS DOLNY ’78 was a member of the Wake Forest track and cross country teams. In 1975, he qualified for the ACC Outdoor 6-mile run. Dolny was a professor and head of the department of kinesiology and health science at Utah State at the time of his passing. Dolny taught at the University of Idaho from 1985 until moving to Utah State in 2008. JAN. 16: LOWELL “ROCKIE” LITTLETON ’56, a native of Ashland, N.J., was a two-year starter at tackle for the football team
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FEB. 28: BOBBY EMKEN ’85, a member of the Demon Deacon soccer team from 1982-84, died from complications from a brain tumor. He earned a law degree from North Carolina and spent his career as an attorney in Charlotte and Greensboro. MARCH 2: JACKIE PHILLIPS ’60 was a member of the Wake Forest baseball team from 1957-59. A career .313 hitter, he hit .388 in 1959 and led the team in home runs. His professional career was dedicated to Reynolds Tobacco Company where he moved up the ranks and became the plant manager for the Brook Cove Processing Facility. MARCH 7: WOODY DURHAM, a member of Wake Forest’s radio broadcast team from 1964-68, passed away in Chapel Hill. Durham joined the Wake Forest radio broadcast team in 1964, teaming with Add Penfield. He was the analyst in 1964 and again in 1965 when he was paired with Pat Williams before taking over play-by-play duties from 1966-68. He would go on to broadcast for the North Carolina network for many years.
2018 MARCH 14: JESSE HADDOCK ’52, a member of the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame, led the Deacons to three national championships and 15 ACC titles in men’s golf. He was 91. During his 32-year career as the head coach of Wake Forest men’s golf, he put the Demon Deacon golf team on the national map. A 1952 graduate of Wake Forest University, he served as assistant athletic director following graduation and helped head basketball coach Bones McKinney with coaching the golf team in the spring before becoming the head coach from 1960-92. MARCH 23: BILL YARBOROUGH ’54 was a letterman on the 1954 basketball team and also served as the Demon Deacon mascot. The Charlotte native worked for Colgate Palmolive and Stuart/AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals throughout his career. MARCH 25: DR. JAMES FRANK GIBSON ’50 was a member of the football team from 1947-49. He joined the Deacons after serving in World War II. He held Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology degrees from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and served as a pastor in Macon and Warner Robins, Ga., for many years before retiring in 1990. MARCH 27: JAMES “QUICK” PARKER ’80, was a member of both the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame. He was a standout defensive lineman at Wake Forest and in the CFL. A native of Philadelphia, he spent 12 years in the CFL and set the single season sack record with 26.5, a record that still stands today. He played on four Grey Cup championship teams and was the CFL’s Most Outstanding Defensive Player three times. His son, Keynan Parker, is a current member of the B.C. Lions. APRIL 12: JAMIE REDFERN ’87, a linebacker on the 1986 football team, was an entrepreneur who spent time with American Airlines and Mitsubishi. APRIL 6: JAMES “JUNIOR” MOORE ’73 lettered for the football team from 1970-72 and led the ACC Championship team of 1970 in kickoff return average. He was a manager for Burger Chef and Jeff restaurants.
APRIL 7: ED KISSELL ’52 was a member of the Wake Forest football team in 1950 and ’51. He was Wake Forest’s starting quarterback in 1951 and led the team in passing, completing 56 of 120 passes for 593 yards and four touchdowns. He was a 30th-round draft choice of the Pittsburgh Steelers and played for the Steelers in 1952 and 1954. He served in Korea as a member of the Army and then taught physical education in Manchester, N.H., for many years. APRIL 12: STEVE HOGAN, a member of the 1970 ACC Championship football team, passed away in Greensboro. He earned his degree from Elon in 1973 and from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Ca. APRIL 19: LT. COL. GEORGE STAMPS, USAF ’47 was a member of the 1942 football and track teams before joining the Army Air Corps as a pilot in World War II. He returned to Wake Forest following his service, graduating in 1947. He worked for Hogan Labs in New York City in the 1950s where he led a team of engineers that developed and patented what would become the modern fax machine. APRIL 13: CLAUDE CROSTON ’56 lettered on the 1954 and 1955 Demon Deacon football teams. He served as the principal at Melrose, Mass. High School where the Claude H. Croston Award is given annually to a student who has overcome difficult life circumstances. APRIL 30: FRANK THOMPSON ’59 was a right tackle, team captain and team most valuable player for the Deacons from 1956-58. He was a 26th-round draft choice of the Cleveland Browns in 1958. He went on to coach football at Bladenboro and Massey Hill High Schools and girls basketball in Bladenboro. He worked in human resources at Bladenboro Cotton Mill and in sales with Harris Crane Commodities in Charlotte. MAY 12: CHUCK KNOX, an assistant football coach at Wake Forest in 1959 and 1960, died after suffering from dementia. He assisted the Deacons in 1959 under Paul Amen and in 1960 under Billy Hildebrand and would go on to serve as the longtime head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. He was a three-time NFL Coach of the Year during his 22 years as a head coach. He won seven division championships with the Los Angeles Rams, the Buffalo Bills and the Seattle Seahawks. MAY 25: TERRY BENNETT ’72, a native of Morgantown, W.Va., was a member of Wake Forest’s 1970 ACC Championship football team. A letterman in 1970 and 1971, he was a coal miner and a member of the mine rescue team for 25 years. He had served as the mayor of McDonald, Pa., since 2011. MAY 30: TOM THROCKMORTON, an assistant football coach at Wake Forest from 1987-89, passed away in Saluda, Tenn. He was a 1965 graduate of Randolph-Macon and coached at numerous schools including William & Mary, N.C. State, East Carolina, Richmond, Virginia Tech, VMI and Boston College. FEBRUARY 2019
IN MEMORIAM MAY 30: KEN COX ’57 lettered in basketball from 1955-58. He played in 33 games as a Demon Deacon during his three-year varsity career. JUNE 20: JACK STALLINGS was a member of the baseball team and later a longtime college head coach. He was a member of the Wake Forest team that represented the United States in the 1951 Pan American games. His career as a professional player was cut short after a bout with polio. He would serve as head coach of the Deacons from 1960-68 and then became the head coach at Florida State where he spent six seasons and led the Seminoles to a second-place finish in the 1970 College World Series. Hs was the head coach for 24 years at Georgia Southern where he took the Eagles to the College World Series in 1990. He won four Trans America Athletic Conference titles and three Southern Conference championships. He was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 1991. JUNE 25: REV. MURRY DEHART, JR. ’55 was a former wrestler and men’s basketball athlete. He attended the Wake Forest Seminary and became a chaplain in the Naval Reserve. He served the United Methodist Conference in more than 10 eastern North Carolina towns during his career. JULY 12: LEN CHAPPELL ’62 was Wake Forest’s first consensus All-American in basketball and a two-time ACC Player of the Year. He led the Deacons to a pair of ACC Championships and averaged 24.9 points and 13.9 rebounds per game during his career. A first-round pick of the Syracuse Nationals in the 1962 NBA Draft, Chappell played 10 years in professional basketball including nine years in the NBA and a final season in the American Basketball Association. He was inducted into the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame in 1980. JULY 18: RICHARD CREECY MCDANIEL, a member of the 1954 freshman football team, passed away in Virginia Beach. He left Wake Forest in 1956 when he received an apprenticeship with the Virginia State Harbor Pilot Association. He spent 37 years as a harbor pilot.
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JULY 31: JOHNNY GLOVER ‘73, a member of the Wake Forest baseball and football teams, passed away in Atlanta. A halfback in football and a pitcher in baseball, he spent his career in the healthcare industry. AUG. 27: FRANCIS “GUIDO” SCARTON ’52 was a halfback on the football team from 1949-51. He served in Korea as a member of the Army before becoming a teacher and coach. He would launch a long career with World Book Encyclopedia where he developed reading programs that helped children fall in love with reading. He was Wake Forest’s rushing leader in 1951 with 507 yards. He was inducted into the Washington-Greene County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. SEPT. 1: BILL SHERRILL ’49 was a member of the 1943 Wake Forest football team. He was called to active duty with the Army in 1944 and served as a crew chief for P51 fighter planes. He was the owner of Statesville Insulation company from 1955 until his retirement in 1992. SEPT. 3: JIM WILLIAMS ’62 was a letterman at left tackle on the football team from 1959-61. He would go on to earn his law degree from Wake Forest in 1962 and later become a member of the Wake Forest Board of Trustees and the Law Board of Visitors among his numerous civic activities. He practiced law for 52 years with the firm of Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey and Leonard LLP. In 2014, Wake Forest honored him with the Distinguished Alumni Award and in 2016 gave him the Medallion of Merit, Wake Forest’s highest award for service. SEPT. 5: TED WAITE ’72 was a three-year letterman and starter on the offensive line for Wake Forest from 1969-71. He was an avid fan of all Boston teams and was considered a Renaissance Man by his family and friends. SEPT. 6: KEN WABLE was an assistant football coach at Wake Forest in 1956-57. He went on to become the head coach at Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio, from 196285. In his final season at Mount Union, he led the team to its first undefeated season and first NCAA playoff appearance. SEPT. 25: DR. ROBERT MOORE, M.D. ’59 was a member of the Wake Forest men’s tennis team in 1957. He would join the Coast Guard/United States Public Health Service and spent time on the USS Escanaba before opening a practice in Vero Beach, Fla. Following his retirement, his sense of adventure led him to Alaska where he entered the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and became its oldest rookie at age 63. OCT. 6: MIKE HELMS ’82 was a member of the Wake Forest basketball team and a team captain in 1981-82. He led the Deacons in scoring in 1982 with an 11.4 scoring average. During his career, he scored 1,065 points and averaged 10.5 points per game over his four years. He earned an ACC Player of the Week award in 1980 and was a seventh-round pick of the Houston Rockets in 1982.
IN MEMORIAM OCT. 19: DR. BILL SHENDOW ’63 was an All-ACC guard on the 1961-62 football team. Commissioned into the U.S. Army following his graduation, he earned a Bronze Star in Vietnam before completing a master’s degree at Georgetown. He served as vice president of Bell Clothes, president of the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and director of the John O. Marsh Institute for Government and Public Policy at Shenandoah University. OCT. 19: PAUL “BALDY” HARRIS ’51 was a member of the baseball team from 1947-50. A lifelong resident of Roanoke Rapids, he became a teacher and coach following graduation and later the director of the Roanoke Rapids Recreation Department. He served in World War II as a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne where he was involved in five major engagements including the invasion of Southern France and the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded. As a Deacon, he was the centerfielder on the 1949 team that finished second at the College World Series. He hit .318 during the 1949 season and was a career .282 hitter. NOV. 1: JOHN GRAEBING ’57 came to Wake Forest from Fork Union Military Academy and played football. He joined the
Coast Guard in 1955 and spent 25 years with Browning Bearing and Chain in Cleveland, Ohio, before retiring to North Carolina. NOV. 11: BILLY SCRIPTURE ’64 was a member of the Wake Forest Sports Hall of Fame and a two-time All-American in baseball. He earned first team AllAmerican honors as an outfielder in 1963 and 1964 and was a leader on those teams that enjoyed considerable success. A threeyear first team All-ACC selection, he led the Demon Deacons to ACC Championships in both 1962 and 1963. He hit over .300 every year, finishing his career with a .337 average, 26 home runs and 106 RBIs. At the time of his graduation, he held the Wake Forest record for career home runs and was second only to teammate Wayne Martin in career RBIs. DEC. 1: DWAYNE BROWN ’91 was a football letterman from 1988-90 who recorded 41 career tackles. A contributor on special teams as a freshman, he was poised to become a starter as a junior when he was sidelined by a major knee injury. He recovered and had his best season as a senior, making 23 tackles in 1990. After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wake Forest, he worked in finance before pursuing his dream job to start a sustainable fuel company.
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MASCOTS AND NCAA RECRUITING
TODD HAIRSTON SENIOR A S S O C I AT E AT H L E T I C DIRECTOR, COMPLIANCE
One of the goals of any campus recruiting activity is to provide recruits with a slice of what life is like on a college campus. Nothing embodies the college experience more than athletic events, and whether it’s a wolf, a ram, a devil or our beloved Demon Deacon, nothing helps create the game day experience quite like our mascots. For this reason, it has become more prevalent in recent years for coaches to involve mascots in their campus recruiting activities. However, this practice began to come into question in light of NCAA rules that prohibit prospects from being involved in game day simulations. The use of mascots, as well as cheerleaders and pep bands, is not permissible if their
involvement recreates a typical pre or post game experience. Likewise, some schools have also employed the presence of mascots at off-campus locations where recruits are present. After reviewing the practice, the NCAA academic and membership affairs staff recently determined that it is not permissible for any mascot (live or in costume) to be present during an off-campus recruiting contact or evaluation. While creating legislation around such an issue may seem somewhat extreme, it does illustrate the lengths to which schools will go to gain a recruiting advantage, as well as the efforts the NCAA will undertake to create a level playing field for recruiting.
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