hall of fame - Special Awards

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The Hall of Fame Committee will also recognize the special contributions of people who do extra- ordinary things that make the NCISAA better. Their acts of service will be recognized at events where their contributions are felt. Plaques and other special awards will be given as a token of appreciation from the NCISAA and its members.


Dr. Isaac B Southerland served as president of the eight man football conference keeping it vital and intact for many years. For many years Ike was the head of Arendell Parrott Academy in Kinston, NC and retired from there in 2007 to great fanfare and appreciation for his leadership in academics and football. Subsequently, the Board of Managers voted to name the eight man football championship for him. Ike presented the first trophy bearing his name in 2008. Ike Southerland also served as President of the NCISAA Board of Directors form 2004 to 2007.


Ernest "Benny" Alexander was Director of Athletics at Rocky Mount Academy for many years, he also served as varsity coach for boys' basketball. Benny became nearly legendary as sport chair and site director for NCISAA 1A girls' and boys' basketball tournaments. During his tenure, the 1A tournaments grew in number of participating teams and in public suppport including years of sponsorship from the Hardees restaurants base in the Rocky Mount area.Benny also served on the NCISAA Board of Managers as the CPIC representative for many years. From this day forward the 1A boys and girls championship trophies will be called "The Benny Alexander 1A Basketball Trophy".


Mike Williams Mike has been referred to as "the Historian of the NCISAA." He has files replete with momentos, records, articles and pictures of NCISAA events dating back to the seventies. In 2008, Mike was honored by being the recipient of the inaugural NCISAA Service Award for his many contributions and service to the NCISAA. Since 2000 Mike has been partners with the association and NCISAA sports on the NCPrivateSchoolSports.com website, including reporting scores, writing articles and providing photographs, assisting with team rankings in all sports and just generally being a goodwill ambassador for the NCISAA.


Kathleen Bailey In 1985, the NCISAA made a fortuitous determination to hire its first paid employee, Kathy Bailey. Forthe past 28 years, the association has benefitted from her exceptional work ethic and intelligence. From her college days, when family took precedence over a planned career in medicine, she has devoted herself to helping others. The NCISAA has greatly benefited from her nearly three decades of work. From her unfailing helpfulness, to anyone calling our office, to countless hours assembling minutes from two separate boards, to compiling research from past decisions, to set precedence for future positions for the organization; she has proven herself to be invaluble in the development of the NCISAA. In fact, perhaps no one understands the machinations of our organization as completely as Kathy. Across the state, so many people understand that if they need assistance with NCISAA matters, Kathy will unfailingly be willing to lend a helping hand. In short, the NCISAA is a far better organization for the dedication and professionalism of Kathy Bailey.