Tickets available for Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Tickets for the 2024 Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are now on sale at locations in and around Stanly County.

Tickets may be purchased in Albemarle at the Jesse F. Niven Community Center, E.E. Waddell Community Center, Starnes-Bramlett Jewelers and Uwharrie Dash, at Locust City Hall and Oakboro Parks and Recreation. They are $35 in advance, $50 at the door.

The ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 3 in Merner Gymnasium at Pfeiffer University. It will be preceded by a dinner and social at 6 p.m.

Inductees include:

Jack Gaster

• The late Jack Gaster, who coached the Albemarle High School football team to a 121-25 record between 1993 and 2003, and captured state 1-AA titles in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

• Bill Mauldin, an Albemarle High School and Appalachian State graduate, who coached Watauga High School to the 1978 NCHSAA 3-A championship and Catawba College to a South Atlantic Conference title in 1988.

Bill Mauldin

• Darrell Mauldin, a graduate of North Stanly High School and Campbell University, who was a two-time all-conference basketball player and 1976 North Piedmont Conference MVP. At Campbell, he led the nation in free throw percentage in 1978-79.

• Frances Watson, a record-setting basketball player at Richfield High School and Pfeiffer University. After graduating, she entered the field of education and was a

Darrell Mauldin

long-time teacher and highly successful volleyball, basketball and softball coach at East Rowan High School.

Keynote speaker for the 2024 induction ceremony will be Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame member Rod Broadway.

Following a stellar high school campaign at West Stanly, Broadway earned All-ACC and All-American honors at UNC-Chapel Hill before embarking on a successful football coaching career at North Carolina Central, Grambling State and North Carolina A & T.

Frances Watson

For further information on tickets or the event, call 704-984-9560 or 980-621-8980.