The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame was created in 2005 under the guiding hand of Bill Dooley. We honored our first class of inductees in 2006 and have continued the tradition of honoring four or five individuals each year at our Legends Induction Banquet.

We are a non-profit organization and survive due to the hard work of our Board of Directors and the goodwill of the greater Wilmington community. It is the Wilmington area community members that support our efforts to recognize our inductees and serve as our sponsors.

Bill Dooley Scholarship Program

The Bill Dooley Scholarship Program was established in honor of Coach Bill Dooley, long-time, award-winning Atlantic Coast Conference Head Football Coach. Each year the GWSHOF awards scholarships in recognition of each of its inductees into the Hall of Fame. The scholarship is awarded to a high school selected by each inductee. The high schools will then award the scholarships to student athletes that successfully balance being good students and good citizens, while also making a significant contribution to their respective sport.

GWSHOF Board of Directors

Board Leadership

Louise McColl

Vice Chairman
Jim Moore

Dick Jones

Bill Dooley

Past Chairman
Jon Rosborough

George Roundtree III

Board Members

Eddie Biedenbach
Sheila Boles
Spence Broadhurst
John Bunting
Chuck Carree
Robby Carroll
Dave Esposito
Larry Honeycutt
Charlie Rivenbark
Joe Robinson
Lenny Simpson
Greg Thompson

Our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Bill Saffo
Brian Cox Northwestern Mutual
Carolina Coast Holdings
David Esposito
Eddie Biedenbach/Bill Pelon
First National Bank
Homewood Suites/Mayfaire
HSM Machine Works
ILM/Wilmington International Airport
Jackie Bullard

John Bunting
Lenny Simpson Tennis and Education Fund
Liz Carroll Interiors
McColl & Associates
Michael Lee Campaign
Planet Logo
Shipman and Wright, LLP
TD Bank
UNCW Athletic Department
Ashley High School Student Athletes

Ashley High School Coaches
Hoggard High School Student Athletes
Hoggard High School Coaches
Laney High School Student Athletes
Laney High School Coaches
New Hanover High School Student Athletes
New Hanover High School Coaches
South Brunswick High School Coaches
South Brunswick High School Student Athletes

Supporting Sponsors

Atlantic Packaging
Cape Fear Formal Wear
Coca Cola Bottling Consolidated
Coastal Beverage
RA Jeffreys

Golf Title Sponsors

Cape Fear National Golf Course