The Davidson County Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving the tradition of sports in the county. The Hall of Fame seeks to recognize the past personalities and their contributions to our county. Candidates are judged on their contributions and/or achievements while associated with sports in Davidson County, North Carolina.

Our Board of Directors consists of ten members:

Ronnie Beverly
Charles Elmore
Carlton Hurt
Phil Kanoy
Jr. McLean
Dale Odom
Danny Palmer
Kim Payne
Matt Ridge
Roxanna Smith
Jim Lippard, Hall of Fame Founder
and Board Consultant

Inductees are chosen from nomination forms that are distributed throughout the county. Each nomination will remain active for a minimum of five years. Eligible candidates must be selected from the following:
  1. Athletes must have completed competition at least five years prior to the election.
  2. Devoted persons who have sacrificed so much time and effort to maintain sports on such a high level of excellence can still be active.
  3. Nominees must have significant ties to Davidson County.
The Davidson County Museum (The Old Court House) has a permanent plaque with each member’s name mounted by the year of inductance.

In September 2002, The Davidson County Sports Hall of Fame Committee introduced its first class of inductees. It was an exciting event held at Sapona Country Club. Below is a listing of each of the seventeen years’ Inductees. You may click on the name of any of that year’s honored Inductees to learn more about them.
We invite you to submit your nomination for one of this year’s Hall of Fame Inductees by clicking on the Inductee Nomination Form link below and completing the Nomination Form.  Nominations for the 2023 Class need to be turned in by May 8, 2023. Our next induction Ceremony and Banquet for the 2023 Class will be held:

Saturday, October 21, 2023
Mary E. Rittling Conference Center
On the campus of Davidson-Davie Community College
Lexington, NC

For more information, please contact a Board member or e-mail us at:


Nominations for 2023 must be received by May 8, 2023.

Inductee Nomination Form