Sunday, August 14, 2005

NCHSAA Honored Mr. Ray

I found this picture of Mr. Ray on the Maxton City website. Seems Mr. Ray is a Town Commissioner.

NCHSAA: "Ray Oxendine
Ray Oxendine has been an athlete, teacher/coach and administrator
during his years of involvement with the NCHSAA.

A graduate of Pembroke High School, Ray went on to Catawba College
where he captained both the football and baseball teams, graduating in
1962. He taught and coached at Greensboro Grimsley and then did the same
thing at the college level for a decade at Catawba, where he was the Carolinas
Conference baseball coach of the year twice.

He wound up serving as principal at a number of NCHSAA member
schools, including East Montgomery, West Montgomery, Purnell Swett, South
Robeson and Scotland. And besides his involvement with the NCHSAA in that
capacity, he continued to work during his career as an outstanding baseball
umpire, working a number of state championship series.

Oxendine is a member of both the North Carolina American Legion
Baseball Hall of Fame and the Catawba College Sports Hall of Fame.

I know it is old news, but I just learned about it. (Feb. 2002)
The Hall of Fame plaques are on permanent display in the North
Carolina High School Athletic Association's Hall of Fame room, located
in the Simon F. Terrell Building in Chapel Hill which houses the Association

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