Trinity’s first Hall of Fame class includes title-winning coaches

Boys’ basketball coach Tim Kelly of Trinity was picked for the first class in the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame. (Randolph Record file photo)

TRINITY – Four coaches and three championship teams are among those selected for the first class of the Trinity Athletics Hall of Fame.

Two of the coaches are currently in their positions with the Bulldogs.

Michael D. Sink, who coaches the boys’ and girls’ soccer teams, the girls’ basketball team and also has been an assistant with boys’ basketball, and boys’ basketball coach Tim Kelly, who had the school’s gym named in his honor last January, are among the inductees.

Renee Hayes, former girls’ basketball coach, and Harold Smith, former wrestling coach, are also in the initial class.

State championship teams going into the Hall of Fame are the 1987 volleyball team, the 1987-88 girls’ basketball team and the 2003-04 boys’ basketball team. All those state titles were won in Class 3-A.

Those basketball teams were coached by Hayes and Kelly, so some of their former players will be part of the induction class.

The former athletes to be inducted are Josh King, LeAnn Kennedy, Josh Pittman, Carson Ewings, Shirley Swiggett Clodfelter, Jeremy Godwin and Curtis Godwin.

The class includes special contributors Warren Godwin, Charles Riehs, Michelle Reynolds, Gary Hill, Tony Stanley, Walter “Pop” Seward and historian Dan Warren.

The formation of the Hall of Fame was formally made public this summer and a nominating process began to recognize accomplishments for a school that has existed for more than 100 years.

The class, which was revealed this month, will be recognized Jan. 5 between the girls’ and boys’ basketball games vs. Uwharrie Charter Academy. Then the inaugural Athletics Hall of Fame banquet will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 6 at Colonial Country Club in Thomasville.

Trinity athletics director Robert Mitchell said the Hall of Fame committee is continuing to seek banquet sponsors. Those are available at various levels.

By Bob Sutton