Eight new members of the Chapel Hill-Lincoln High School Athletics Hall of Fame, including two current coaches, have been tabbed for induction into the hall during ceremonies April 12 at CHHS.
The hall’s class of 2014 includes: all-American runner Jack Bolas; state champion tennis partners Edwin Caldwell and Neil Alderman; swimming all-American Meredith Green; former athletics director and coach John William Grice; football’s Ryan Horton; wrestling’s Robert E. “Tripp” Price; and all-state three-letterman Tom Maultsby.
Alderman currently serves as head coach of tennis at Chapel Hill, while Price is the CHHS wrestling head coach.
• Alderman (CHHS ’79) and Caldwell (CHHS ’80) both played on Chapel Hill’s 1979 N.C. High School Athletics Association team champions and combined to win the NCHSAA individual doubles championship that same year.
Alderman went on to play collegiate tennis at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, while Caldwell played at UNC Charlotte. Both went on to play on the satellite pro tour in Canada.
• Bolas (CHHS ’06) was the NCHSAA cross-country champion in 2006 and twice won the 1600 meters in the state high school championship meet, setting the NCHSAA 1600 record his senior year. Running for the University of Wisconsin, he won the Big 10 championship three times in the 1500 meters.
• Green (CHHS ’01) was a state champion in the 200 individual medley and 500 freestyle in 2001, earning all-American status that same year. Undefeated in individual events 1999-2001, she also was a member of Chapel Hill’s state champion 200 medley relay her senior year. She went on to become a three-time NCAA all-American at Florida.
• Bill Grice coached football, basketball and baseball at Chapel Hill Senior High School, 1948-1955, winning a combined nine conference championships in seven years. Chapel Hill swept the Eastern District III Conference championships in football, basketball and baseball in 1948-49. He later coached football at Oberlin and was athletics director at Campbell and then Case Western until retiring in 1985.
• Horton (CHHS ’04) was a two-time conference MVP in football, setting PAC-6 records for touchdowns and yards, and he graduated from CHHS as its all-time leader in passing yards.
• Maultsby (CHHS ’52) was one of the most versatile athletes ever to play at Chapel Hill Senior, where he earned 12 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball. He was named all-state in baseball, all-East in football and all-conference in basketball before matriculating at UNC, where he started in both football and baseball.
• Price, a CHHS graduate, helped build the Tiger wrestling program from the ground up, volunteering as an assistant coach 1981-88, head coach as 1988-98, assisting again 1999-2010, and returning as head coach in 2011 to the present. He’s coached multiple state champions, founded the widely popular Tiger Holiday Classic and has brought several NCHSAA regional tournaments to the Chapel Hill campus.
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