Former Elizabeth City State basketball star Leonard Carmichael is among six individuals and one team who will be inducted into the CIAA’s John B. McLendon, Jr. Hall of Fame on Mar. 2 at the Charlotte Convention Center.
Carmichael, a 1972 graduate who is currently the cross country and track coach at ECSU, was a three-year starter for the Vikings.
As a senior, he was named to the All-CIAA and Small College Coaches’ All-American teams and was NAIA District 29 Most Valuable Player.
Carmichael also played on Elizabeth City State’s 1969 CIAA championship team.
Joining him in the Hall of Fame 2013 induction class are Winston-Salem State wrestling star James McLinnaham, Shaw athletic director and men’s and women’s basketball coach Alfonza Carter, Fayetteville State basketball and baseball standout Frederick Bibby, former Virginia State head football coach Lou Anderson and Virginia State Division II All-America football player Damon “Redd” Thompson.
Also being honored is the Morgan State “Flying Foursome” track relay team of Josh Culbreath, Otis Johnson, James Rogers and Herman Wade. They combined to win 26 titles in the early 1950s.
Anyone interested in purchasing a table at the McLendon Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Brunch can contact CIAA Associate Commissioner Monique Smith at 757-864-0152.