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James W. Broadway, a North Carolina native, graduated from Wake Forest University in 1969, with a BA in Physical Education and a minor in Math. While at Wake Forest, Jimmy played four years of ACC basketball and coached the freshman team for one year. In 1970, Jimmy began work at Charlotte Country Day School as a math teacher and varsity basketball coach. He became head of the PE department and also went on to coach track, tennis, and JV football. In 1978, Jimmy was made Physical Plant Director at Country Day School. In 1986, Broadway moved to Charlotte Latin School as the Physical Plant Director and became the Athletic Director in 1993. He served in that position for 20 years, retiring in 2012. Among many accomplishments, his coaches and teams at Charlotte Latin produced eight consecutive Wachovia/Wells Fargo Cups for success in NCISAA state play. Jimmy has served on its Board of Managers of the NCISAA a total of fifteen years. He has been director of countless NCISAA tournaments. After his retirement in 2012, he was recognized by the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association with the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award.


John B. Hardison, Jr. graduated from East Carolina University in 1969. He completed his masters in Physical Education, at ECU, in 1976. In 1978, John became the head of Hobgood Academy - one of the charter members of the NCISAA - where he served as headmaster until 2002. In 2002 he accepted the headship of Northwoods Collegiate School, where he remained for three years. In 1979 David Thompson, then President of the NCISAA, approached John to ask if he would be willing to serve on the Board of Directors, which he willingly and masterfully did until his retirement. During the formative years of the NCISAA, John not only served on the board but was also Vice President of the NCISAA from 1985 until 2002. His balance was also invaluable to the Finance Committee as the organization grew in size and complexity. John will always be remembered for his unparalleled sense of fairness and for his consideration of the needs for the student athletes and for all classifications with the NCISAA.




James E. Williams was the head of Wayne Country Day School in the early 1970's when he and a group of heads and AD's from other eastern schools envisioned a statewide athletic organization of independent schools for the purpose of providing state tournaments. In 1973 representatives from twenty six North Carolina schools met at Ravenscroft School in Raleigh with Calvin Criner, coordinator of non-public schools for the NC Department of Public Education, who served as moderator for this initial formative session. Mr. Williams spearheaded the formation fo tournaments in boys' and girls' basketball, tennis, and golf for the 1974-1975 school year. These events were the first organized post season events for the group we know now as the NCISAA. When Jimmy Williams left for a position at Mount Olive College, David A. Thompson became the President of the organization.


David A. Thompson, our organization's second President, quickly earned the trust of schools from all sectors of North Carolina and led the expansion necessary to become a truly state-wide entity. Mr. Thompson formed a working committee who, under his leadership, developed rules for state tournament in an increasing number of sports. He also procured the first corporate sponsorship for the NCISAA from the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company - a partnership that has grown and continues to this day. Mr. Thompson also laid out the groundwork for the establishment of two classifications of tournaments based upon school enrollment. He passed in 2012.


Charles N. Carter was the Director of Athletics at Asheville School from 1967 to 2007. During his tenure he expanded the school's program from 10 to 28 interscholastic teams. Chuck's basketball teams won 17 conference championships; his baseball team won 12 conference championships and one state chamionship. He was President of the NCISAA from 1985 to 2001 while continuing to serve as AD at Asheville School. In 2001, Chuck was appointed the first official Executive Director of the NCISAA.