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Long-time Pfeiffer employee to be inducted into Stanly Chamber's Sports Hall of Fame

jack ingram resizedOn Mon., April 29, Jack Ingram '74, interim athletic director and director, sports management, will be inducted into the Stanly County Sports Hall of Fame sponsored by the Stanly Chamber of Commerce. The induction ceremony will be held at the Stanly Regional Medical Family and Education Center in Albemarle, N.C.

A Stanly County native, Jack received a bachelor's degree in business administration and economics from Pfeiffer and began his career as a coach shortly after graduation.

Jack has served as assistant basketball coach for the men's basketball, women's basketball and softball teams, sports management assistant professor, department director and interim athletic director. He has won multiple championships as head coach for women's basketball and softball teams and has been recognized for outstanding coaching five times. These awards include: Coach of the Year in 1978 and runner-up for National Coach of the Year in 1979 for basketball; conference softball Coach of the Year in 1970, 1981 and 1989, and District Coach of the Year in 1982.

Other honors earned at Pfeiffer include: serving as district chairman for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics from 1992 to 1995; earning the Award of Merit from NAIA in 1995; and serving as Pfeiffer's Faculty Athletic Representative to the NCAA. In 1995, Jack was inducted into the Pfeiffer University Sports Hall of Fame. In 2000, the Pfeiffer softball field was renamed Jack Ingram Field. And in 2009, he received the Outstanding Pfeiffer Alumnus Award.

“Over the last 40 years, Jack has proven himself to be one of the most influential people in Pfeiffer athletics to date,” said Russ Sharples '75, vice president of student development and dean of students, who is married to Jack's sister, Susan Ingram Sharples '76. “He is most deserving of this honor and the University is proud of this tremendous accomplishment and recognition in the community.”

The late Kermit L. Young will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Click here for the complete story in the Stanly News and Press.

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