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    Sports

    Baseball

    CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • 1976: CAA Runner-up
    • 1979: NCISAA District 4 Champions
    • 1979: CAA Champions
    • 1981: CAA Champions
    • 1987: CAA Champions
    • 1988: CAA Champions
    • 1991: CAA Runner-up
    • 1992: CAA Champions
    • 1993: CAA Champions
    • 1994: CAA Champions
    • 1996: CAA Runner-up
    • 2016: CAA Co-Champions
    • 2017: CAA Champions
    • 2018: CAA Champions
    • 2019: CAA Champions

    Basketball

    STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • 2005: NCISAA 3-A - #1 Ranked in Asheville Citizen-Times Best in the West poll - 32-1
    • 2007: NCISAA 3-A - #1 Ranked Best in the West - 28-4
    • 2008: NCISAA 3-A - #1 Ranked Best in the West - 34-2
    • 2009: NCISAA 3-A - #1 Ranked Best in the West - 36-2
    • 2010: NCISAA 3-A - 37-1
    • 2011: NCISAA 3-A - 32-5

    STATE RUNNERS-UP

    • 2004: NCISAA 3-A - #1 Ranked Best in the West - 27-6
    • 2019: NCISAA 4-A - 16-14

    CONFERENCE

    • 1969: CAA Runner-Up
    • 1970: CAA - 3rd Place
    • 1971: CAA Runner-Up
    • 1975: CAA Champions
    • 1976: CAA Champions
    • 1977: CAA Champions
    • 1978: CAA Runner-Up
    • 1987: CAA Runner-Up
    • 1988: CAA Champions
    • 1988: CAA Tournament Champions
    • 1989: CAA Tournament Champions
    • 1993: CAA Champions
    • 1994: CAA Runner-Up
    • 1995: CAA Tournament Champions
    • 1997: CAA Tournament Champions
    • 1997: CAA Co-Champions
    • 1998: Cape Fear Tournament Champions
    • 1999: CAA Runner-Up
    • 2000: CAA Champions and CAA Tournament Runner-Up
    • 2001: CAA Champions and CAA Tournament Runner-Up
    • 2002: CAA Champions and CAA Tournament Runner-Up
    • 2003: CAA Champions
    • 2004: CAA Champions
    • 2005: CAA Champions
    • 2006: CAA Champions
    • 2007 CAA Champions
    • 2008: CAA Champions
    • 2009: CAA Champions
    • 2010: CAA Champions
    • 2011: CAA Champions
    • 2012: CAA Champions
    • 2013: CAA Champions and CAA Tournament Champions
    • 2015: CAA Champions and CAA Tournament Champions
    • 2016: CAA Champions and CAA Tournament Champions
    • 2017: CAA Champions
    • 2018: CAA Champions
    • 2019: CAA Champions

    Cross Country

    STATE RUNNERS-UP

    • 1978
    • 1984
    • 1986
    • 1988

    CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • 1979: CAA Champions
    • 1981: CAA Champions
    • 1983: CAA Champions
    • 1987: CAA Runner-up
    • 1998: CAA Champions
    • 1999: CAA Champions
    • 2000: CAA Champions
    • 2001: CAA Champions
    • 2019: CAA Champions

    INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONS

    • 1986: Andy Taylor '87
    • 2007: Rett English '08
    • 2006: Rett English '08
    • 2019: Andrew Hammel '20

    Football

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    NOTABLE SEASONS

    • 1975: NCISAA Western Champions
    • 1976: NCISAA Western Champions, State Runner-Up
    • 1977: NCISAA State Runner-Up
    • 1978: NCISAA State Runner-up
    • 1986: NCISAA State Runner-up
    • 1988: NCISAA State Runner-up
    • 1996: CAA Tri-Champions
    • 1999: CAA Tri-Champions
    • 2000: CAA Champions 
    • 2001: CAA Champions
    • 2002: CAA Champions
    • 2004: NCISAA State Playoffs
    • 2007: NCISAA State Semifinalist
    • 2008: NCISAA State Playoffs
    • 2009: NCISAA State Playoffs
    • 2010: NCISAA State Playoffs
    • 2011: NCISAA State Playoffs
    • 2012: NCISAA State Runner-Up
    • 2013: NCISAA State Semifinalist
    • 2014: NCISAA State Semifinalist
    • 2015: NCISAA State Runner-Up
    • 2016: NCISAA State Runner-Up
    • 2017: NCISAA State Semifinalist
    • 2018: NCISAA State Runner-up
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    Golf

    STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • 2010: NCISAA 3-A
    • 2012: NCISAA 3-A
    • 2014: NCISAA 3-A

    STATE RUNNERS-UP

    • 2013: NCISAA 3-A
    • 2015: NCISAA 3-A
    • 2016: NCISAA 3-A
    • 2018: NCISAA 3-A
    • 2019: NCISAA 4-A

    CONFERENCE

    • 1985: CAA Champions
    • 1987: CAA Runner-up
    • 1987: NCSIAA District Champion
    • 1991: CAA Tournament Champions
    • 1992: CAA Runner-up
    • 1992: CAA Tournament Runner-up
    • 1993: CAA Runner-up
    • 1994: CAA Champion
    • 1995: CAA Champions
    • 1996: CAA Champions
    • 1997: CAA Champions
    • 1998: Buncombe County Champions
    • 2010: CAA Champions
    • 2011: CAA Champions
    • 2012: CAA Champions
    • 2013: CAA Champions
    • 2014: CAA Champions
    • 2015: CAA Champions
    • 2016: CAA Champions
    • 2017: CAA Champions
    • 2018: CAA Champions
    • 2019: CAA Champions

    Lacrosse

    STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • 2017: NCISAA Division I
    • 2018: NCISAA Division I
    • 2019: NCISAA Division I

    STATE RUNNER-UP

    • 2016: NCISAA Division I

    OTHER

    • 2015: NCISAA State Semifinalists

    Soccer

    CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • 1987 - CAA Champions
    • 1988 – CAA Tournament Champions
    • 1989 – CAA Champions
    • 1990 – CAA Champions
    • 1991 – CAA Tournament Runner-up
    • 1992 – CAA Tournament Runner-up
    • 1992 – CAA Runner-up
    • 1993 – CAA Runner-up
    • 2016- CAA Champions
    • 2017- CAA Champions
    • 2018 - CAA Champions

    Tennis

    CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • 1987: CAA Runner-Up
    • 1991: CAA Runner-Up
    • 1991: CAA Champions
    • 1993: CAA Regular Season Runner-up
    • 1994: CAA Runner-up
    • 1995: CAA Tournament Champion
    • 1996: CAA Runner-up
    • 2016: CAA Champions
    • 2017: CAA Champions
    • 2018: CAA Champions
    • 2019: CAA Champions

    Track and Field

    TEAM STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • 1970
    • 1990
    • 2018: NCISAA 3-A
    • 2019: NCISAA Division I

    CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • 1988: CAA Champions
    • 1989: CAA Champions
    • 1993: CAA Runner-up
    • 1995: CAA Champions
    • 1996: CAA Champions
    • 1997: CAA Champions
    • 2017: CAA Champions, Buncombe County Champions, and NCISAA State Runner-Up
    • 2018: CAA Champions and Buncombe County Runner-Up
    • 2019: CAA Champions and Buncombe County Champions

    INDIVIDUAL, RELAY STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • 2019: Keyvaun Cobb '19 (400-meter dash), Aydan White '20 (110-meter hurdles and high jump), Kevin Snyder '19 (triple jump), 800-meter relay (Drew Redmond '21, Miles Gardner '20, Eddy Sherman '19, and Keyvaun Cobb '19), and 1,600-meter relay (Ray Faison '20, Eddy Sherman '19, Tommy Schleusner '20, and Kiki Alcime '20). 
    • 2018: Aydan White '20 (110-meter hurdles), Kevin Snyder '19 (long jump and triple jump), Jalen Lecque '19 (high jump), 800-meter relay (Juan Mantilla '19, Keyvaun Cobb '19, Eddy Sherman '19, and Drew Redmond '21), and 1,600-meter relay (Juan Mantilla '19, Keyvaun Cobb '19, Trey Austin '19, and Eddy Sherman '19).
    • 2017: Kokayi Cobb '17 (400-meter dash), Aydan White '20 (110-meter hurdles), and Kevin Snyder '19 (long jump and triple jump). 
    • 2016: Kevin Snyder '19 (long jump).
    • 2014: Dalton Friel '14 (discus). 
    • 2007: Rett English '08 (3,200-meter run)
    • 2006: Tshepo Mathabane '07 (400-meter dash) and Jared O'Garro-Moore '06 (pole vault).
    • 2005: Jared O'Garro-Moore '06 (pole vault). 
    • 2004: Zwide Stephenson '05 (200-meter dash).
    • 2003: Zwide Stephenson '05 (200-meter dash). 
    • 1990: Mike Hill '90 (high jump).

    Athletic Hall of Fame

    ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

    2019 Athletic Hall of Fame

    MALIK COOKE ‘07

    Basketball 

    • Two-time team MVP.
    • All-conference: 2005, 2006, and 2007.
    • All-state: 2006 and 2007.
    • Asheville Citizen-Times WNC Player of the Year: 2007.
    • Two-time state champion: 2005 and 2007.
    • Scored 1,375 career points in high school.
    • Played college basketball at the University of Nevada and University of South Carolina.
    • Scored more than 1,000 career points in college.
    • Current professional player for Saint-Chamond (France). Has also played professionally in United States, Austria, Chile, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Israel, and the United Kingdom. 

    RETT ENGLISH ‘08

    Cross country and track & field 

    • Two-time cross country team MVP.
    • Set school records in track for the 1,600-meter run (4:30.97) and 3,200-meter run (9:45.67). Set school record for cross country in the 5-kilometers (15:54).
    • Cross country state champion: 2006 and 2007.
    • Track state champion: 3,200-meter run (2007).
    • Track state runner-up: 1,600-meter run (2007).

    SAM REDMOND ‘08

    Soccer 

    • All-conference: 2007 and 2008.
    • All-state: 2007 and 2008.
    • Two-time All-American and four-year letterman.
    • Two-time team MVP.
    • Played college soccer at Wake Forest University and College of Charleston.

    MILES PLUMLEE ‘08

    Basketball 

    • All-state: 2007 and 2008.
    • All-conference: 2007 and 2008.
    • Asheville Citizen-Times All-WNC team: 2007 and 2008.
    • Two-time state champion: 2007 and 2008.
    • Scored 796 career points in high school. Greenies had a 63-6 record with Plumlee in their lineup.
    • Played college basketball at Duke University, winning a NCAA championship in 2010.
    • Had 654 career rebounds and 650 career points in college.
    • Selected 26th overall in the 2012 NBA Draft by Indiana Pacers, becoming Christ School’s first-ever NBA player.
    • Current professional player for the Memphis Grizzlies. Has also played pro for Atlanta, Charlotte, Indiana, Milwaukee, and Phoenix.

    JAMIE LOCKE ’07

    Lacrosse 

    • Team MVP: 2007.
    • Conference Player of the Year: 2007.
    • All-state: 2007.
    • All-conference: 2006.
    • Made 730 career saves in high school (72 percent save percentage), Greenies had a 40-20-1 record with Locke as goalkeeper.
    • Played college lacrosse at the University of North Carolina.

    CHAVIS HOLMES ’05

    Basketball 

    • Ninth All-Time leading scorer at Christ School with 1,060 career points
    • 2005 All-Western North Carolina, 2005 NCSIAA All-State
    • 2004 and 2005 Led CS to back to back Championship games
    • 2005 Greenies captured their First State Basketball Championship
    • Overall Record in two seasons, 59-7
    • 2005-09 Played for VMI, finished in TOP ALL TIME scoring
    • Along with brother, Travis, set the NCAA record for scoring by two brothers.
    • Scored 2,065 points in his VMI career, 5th All Time, had 304 steals, 2nd ALL TIME
    • 488 three pointers in college career

    TRAVIS HOLMES ‘05

    Basketball 

    • Sixth All-time lead scorer at Christ School with 1,120 Points
    • 2005 All-Western North Carolina, 2005 NCSIAA All-State
    • 2004 and 2005 Led CS to back to back Championship games
    • 2005 Greenies captured their First State Basketball Championship
    • Overall Record in two seasons, 59-7
    • 2005-09 Played for VMI, finished in TOP ALL TIME scoring
    • Along with brother, Chavis, set the NCAA record for scoring by two brothers.
    • Scored 1,733 points in his VMI career, 8th All Time, had 309 steals, 1st ALL TIME
    • 182 three pointers in college career

    CALVIN COVINGTON ‘01

    Basketball – fifth all-time leading scorer, 1167 career points 2000 and 2001 All-Conference, All Western North Carolina, Team MVP 2001 All-State Football 2000, All Western North Carolina, All-state, Team MVP, played at UNC Chapel Hill

    Track – 2000 member; state champion 4 x 100 relay team

    MANUEL GARCIA ‘94

    Wrestling – 100 career wins (81 pins) 1992, 1993 and 1994 State champion 43-0 Senior year 1991 State runner-up; 1991 Most Improved Performer, 1992 and 1993 team MVP 1994 Western North Carolina Minor sport athlete of the year, fourth-place prep nationals, Greco state champion Puerto Rican Pan Am, Greco team (four bronze, one silver) 1994 & 1995 wrestled at Purdue get diversity football varsity three years, All Conference

    Track – varsity three years

    MIKE HILL ‘90

    Track – set state record in high jump 6’8’’ 3/4 inches; 1990 lead team to state championship as leading point score 1990 outstanding field participant in McDonald's invitational in Asheville relays 1990 1989 and 1990 team MVP

    Basketball – 1990 All Conference

    Soccer – Star goalie on undefeated conference team

    ANDY TAYLOR ‘87

    Cross-Country – 1986 state champion 1984, 1985, and 1986 All Buncombe County and All-State 1985 and 1986 team MVP

    Cross-Country and Track for four years at Duke University senior at Duke University

    Cross-Country MVP and placed in ACC finals (1500 meters)

    Baseball – 1986 Most improved player, batter over .400; senior year batted over .300

    DAVID GAINES ‘84

    Basketball – 1,091 points, 1983 & 1984 – All Buncombe County

    1984 – All Western North Carolina

    1984 – Buncombe County Player of the Year

    Football – 2,168 Career Passing Yards & 22 touchdowns

    1982 & 1983 – All Buncombe Country

    1983 – All Western North Carolina

    1983 – Western District – State Player of the Year

    BILL ATWILL ‘79

    Football – 1976-1978 Teams Captain of the 1970 team, Co-MVP 1977, 1978 teams basketball-1977 to 1979, Captain 1979, MVP 1979,

    Basketball – Averaged 14.3 points per game and 12.3 rebounds in 1979

    Baseball – 1977-1979- captain and MVP in 1979 .488 batting average 1979

    Track – 1978, 1979- Conference record and 440 relay Bill Sewell Hustle Award 1979

    ANTHONY HOWARD ‘78

    1978 Western North Carolina Athlete of the Year

    Football – Varsity 1976-1978 – State Finalist, 1976

    All-Western North Carolina Running Back, 1977

    All-State Football Team, 1977, 1978

    Wrestling – 1976-1978

    Track – 1976-1978 – State Champions 1978

    Signed scholarship to play football and run track at Presbyterian College

    RUSTY CRUTCHFIELD ‘77

    Football – 1975-77 – Captain & MVP 1977

    All Buncombe County 1976 & 1977

    Most yards receiving in Western North Carolina 1976

    1,007 career yards receiving, 147 points scored

    Soccer – 1974-1977 – Captain and MVP in 1977

    Blue Chip Award 1974 – All Tournament Team 1975

    Led team in scoring 1975, 1976, 1977 – 59 career goals scored

    Baseball – 1975-1977

    Track – 1975-1977 – school record, mile relay team

    Outstanding Scholar for Buncombe County – 1977

    Recipient of the Athletic Cup 1977

    GREG HOKE ‘76

    Recipient of the Athletic Cup, 1973

    Football – 1975 1976 Season MVP, All Buncombe County, All Conference, All Western North Carolina, All-State Independent schools, Buncombe County Player of the Year, Western North Carolina player of the year

    Basketball – Captain MVP, 1976 All Conference and leading scorer 1976
    Track in 1976, MVP, outstanding performer and field events at the TC Roberson Invitational 1976

    JOHN F. CAMPBELL ‘73

    Recipient of the Athletic Cup in 1973

    Total of 13 varsity letters football

    Football – 1970-1972 Captain, MVP, Outstanding back and All-Buncombe County 1972 season Soccer -1972, 1973 - lead scorering 1972-73 on a 15-0-1 team

    Baseball – 1972, 1973 - All conference in 1973 captain, Co-MVP, and leading hitter on 1973 conference championship team with a 15-1 record track - 1972, 1973

    WALTER HANNAH ‘72

    Football – 1969-1971 All-Conference 1969 - 1971 All Buncombe County 1971 season, Co-Captain 1971 Season All Buncombe County Lineman of the week, 1971 season

    Wrestling – 1967- 1972 , Captain 1972, Career record 35-2-2 Billy Dunn MVP, 1972
    Track-1970

    Tennis – 1967 to 1972 conference champions at #3 singles, 1971

    ARTHUR “TINO” SWANSON ‘71

    Football – Captain 1970, 1971

    1970- All Buncombe County – All Carolina Athletic Association

    1970- All Western North Carolina – Back of the Year

    Played on teams in 1969, 1970, 1971 that beat Asheville School

    Soccer – Varsity 1969-1971

    Baseball – Never lost to Asheville School

    1970 & 1971 All Carolina Athletic Association

    1970 & 1971 Undefeated as a Pitcher; 1971 – Shared Athletic Cup

    DAVID PHARR ‘71

    Football – 1968-1970 All Conference 1969 & 1970, All Buncombe County 1970 seasonBasketball 1969-1971 All tournament 1971, Second-team All Conference 1971 Second leading scorer 1970 and 1971, Most Valuable Player, 1971

    Tennis – 1969- 1971 winner of the Mable Morgan MVP in 1968 and 1971 shared senior athletic cup in 1971

    TOM MYER ‘67

    Football – 1964-1966, undefeated in 1965 1966 Co-Captain for the 1966 team

    Soccer – 1964-1967

    Track – 1964-1967; winner of the track cup of three consecutive years set a school record in long jump-point leader in track 1965 and 66.

    TOM SUITER ‘67

    Basketball – 1964-1967; Captain on the 1966 and 67 teams and still holds the single game scoring record of 48 points against Rosman.

    In 1967, averaged 24 points per game in his senior year

    Baseball – 1964-1967 batted. 451 in his senior year

    Was never caught stealing bases in four years

    Stole 18 bases during 1967 season.

    Was on base at least once in every game in four years

    JOHN HINE ‘67

    Football – 1966, 1967; MVP Senior Year

    Led Football team to Undfeated Season as Quarterback

    Basketball – 1966, 1967 All Tournament – 1967

    Track – Lettered 5 years

    Head school pole vault record

    Co-MVP senior year

    LARRY MILLER ‘66

    Football – 1963-1965 seasons; Played on the undefeated 1965 team

    Basketball – 1964-1966 and was on the 1965-66 team that when 18-2

    Baseball – 1963-1966, MVP in 1966

    WYNDHAM MANNING ’66

    Football – 1963-1966 seasons

    Captain of the undefeated 1965-66 team – MVP senior year

    Outstanding Lineman junior and senior years

    Wrestling – 1963-1966

    Captain, 1966, an undefeated team

    Track – 1963-66

    Captain, 1966 – set a school record in shot-put

    LARRY KNIGHT ‘66

    Football – 1961- 1965- 4 varsity letters captain of a 1965 team

    Wrestling – 1963 to 1966-3 varsity letters captain 1965, 1966- undefeated as a senior Baseball- 1962 to 1966- 2 varsity letters MVP 1965, MVP 1966 - “a true student athlete, Larry was a three sport star and prefect at Christ school."

    CHAD DRAYTON ‘66

    Lettered in Football, Basketball, Tennis and Track

    Football – Varsity 1964-1966: Undefeated teams in 1965 and 1966

    Basketball – Varsity 1964-1966

    All Tournament Basketball 1965 – Co-captain and Lead Scorer in 1966

    Tennis – 1963-1966 Played #1 Singles

    Track – 1963-1966 Field Events

    School record in distance medley relay

    MAGNUS “GOOSE” HALLDORSON ‘62

    Football – 1957-1961 seasons - two varsity letters Honorable mention All-Western North Carolina

    Basketball – 1959-1962; Two varsity letters in 1961, He lead team of 279 points, averaging 16.4 points per game

    Baseball – 1958-1962 - Three varsity letters

    CRAIG WARDLAW ‘62

    Football – 1959-1962

    All Western North Carolina Quarterback – 1961, 3rd team

    Awarded College Football Scholarship

    Basketball – 1959-1962

    Second highest scorer 1962

    Track – 1959-1962

    Winner of the Track Cup 1960 and 1962

    Runner-up MVP Overall in Western Carolina Relays 1962

    COACH REED FINLAY ‘58

    Student – played varsity football, basketball, track and tennis. Received a Hunter Caldwell MVP trophy in 1958.

    Coach at Christ School 1971-1990

    Little Greenies and JV basketball 1973-1979

    Started the first the cross country team in 1972

    Coached Tennis 1972 Coach Track 1973-1990

    Coached three individual Christ School state track champions coached NCISAAA state champion track team in 1990

    JIM MARTIN ‘57

    Captained Three Varsity Teams

    Football – Varsity 1955-1957 – Captain 1957

    Basketball – Varsity 1955-1957 – Captain 1957

    Led team to best record in school history (14-1)

    Baseball – Varsity 1955-1957 – Captain 1957

    FRANK HUDNOR ‘57

    Football – 1954-1956 Winner of the Top Lineman Cup 1957

    Basketball – 1955-1957 Leading rebounder in 1956 and 1957

    Baseball – 1955, 1956 Played third base

    Track – 1956 Set a Western North Carolina in the 880

    BILL SEWELL ‘57

    Football – Western North Carolina Football Back of the Week; Co-Captain, senior year

    Basketball – All-Conference Basketball, 1957; MVP 1956, 1957; Co-Captain -27.9 PPG average, school record

    All-time leading scorer in basketball history (1,117 career points)

    Baseball – Hit for the cycle in Baseball; MVP 1957

    Coach – Football, Baseball, Basketball Coach at Christ School, 1962-1979

    6-1 vs Asheville School – Football State Finalists 1976, 1977

    Qualified for first independent school football playoffs, 1975

    All time winningest football coach at Christ School

    Coached undefeated and state champion football team at Ravenscroft School in 1980,1981

    JULIAN MCCRACKEN ‘51

    Warrior Division athletic cup

    1951 winner baseball letter four years

    1949 member of Blue Ridge conference champions

    Star hitter batted .342 sophomore year and .351

    Senior year football senior captain – Quarterback the team to upset victory over Brevard high school.

    “A main firing pin in the greenies passing attack."

    Basketball - lettered two years

    DAVID MURRAY ‘49

    Baseball – Varsity 1948, 1949 – Captain

    Pitched a no-hitter against Brevard

    Struck out 24 batters two different times (school record)

    Career Earned Run Average under 2.0

    Football – varsity, senior year

    Basketball – Varsity 1948, 1949 captain both years – averaged over 15 points per game.

    COACH JIM HEINOLD '47

    Coached Christ School 1944-1952

    Started the track program in 1944 in coached to win the Blue Ridge conference in 1952 Reintroduced soccer to Christ School in 1948 and one at Blue Ridge conference in 1950 and 1951 with a 7-0 in 1951, 19 game winning streak in 1950-51

    Assistant football coach to Fessor

    Works in the WNC area as football referee and was elected president of WNC coaches and officials association in 1952

    JOHN MOORE ‘40

    Football – 1938-1939

    Co-captain of the football team, 1939

    Basketball – 1938-1939 Captain, center and co-leading scorer

    Baseball – 1939-1940 played center and first base.

    Led the team in home runs, including three against Asheville School in one game in 1938

    CLAY CROOM ’40

    Winner of the Athletic Cup in 1940 – Earned seven varsity letters while he was at Christ School

    Football – 1938, 1939

    Started in football at UNC-Chapel Hill

    Basketball – 1940 Co-leading scorer

    Baseball – 1939-1940 Star pitcher and catcher

    JOHN D JONES ‘36

    Football – 1932-1935 seasons, Two varsity letters basketball

    Basketball – 1933-1936 Two varsity letters

    Baseball – 1933-1936 Two varsity letters

    Recognized by Fayssoux as one of the 8 best all-around athlete's over 20 years (1923-1943) at Christ school.

    Made Fessors All-Time football stars list of players from 1923 to 1954.

    “His honors are high, both on the athletic field in on the scholastic field."- The Warrior

    EDWARD “RED” PHELPS ‘32

    Football – All-Western North Carolina Football Team, 1931

    Captain, quarterback and leading rusher on the undefeated 1931 team

    Made the longest football run in Christ school history – 105 yards

    Basketball – Guard and leading scorer 1931-1932 season

    Baseball – Held Western North Carolina record by striking out twenty batters in one game.

    WALTER SHUFORD ’22

    Athlete – Christ School football, baseball and track star of the 1920’s

    Co-winner of the initial Norris Athletic Trophy for the top athlete at NC State – Co-recipient: brother Charles Shuford

    All Southern Collegiate at halfback, 1923

    Coach – Coached football, basketball and track in Western North Carolina for over 36 years, retiring in 1965

    Charlie Justice Award in 1962 for contributions to sports in Western North Carolina

    COACH JERRY HESS

    Coached Christ School football, basketball and track teams from 1962-1973

    Football – Coached football teams which lost only one game during a three-year period 1966-1968

    His teams beat Asheville School four straight years and had an overall record of 45-14-4

    Basketball – His 1956-66 basketball team achieved an 18-2 record

    1966-67 season achieved a 15-5 record

    Track – Coached the track team to undefeated seasons for eight years

    JAMES PICKELSIMER ‘38

    Football – 1936-1937, Captain in 1938

    Two time All Western North Carolina Football All-Star

    Attended Auburn University on a football scholarship

    Basketball – 1936-1937

    Leading scorer 1937-38

    Baseball – 1937-38; Star baseball pitcher and outfielder in 1938

    Initial recipient of Athletic Cup


    MANLY “RED” WHISNANT ‘22

    Played football for six years as a guard and fullback. Pitcher and first baseball on the baseball team Four-year football starter at University of North Carolina Captain, University of North Carolina Football team, 1925 All-State and All-Southern Guard Winner of University of North Carolina’s Norris Trophy for outstanding academics and athletics

    CHARLIE SHUFORD ‘22

    Football star of the 1920’s at Christ School and NC State.

    Leader of the Basketball and Baseball teams while at Christ School Recipient of the NC State University’s Norris Athletic Trophy (co-winner with his borther Walter)

    RICHARD FAYSSOUX ‘16

    The legend of Christ School sports competed in football and baseball as a Christ School student.

    All-time leader in games coached and won at Christ School.

    Responsible for beginning the Christ School basketball program.

    Coached football, basketball and baseball for over 50 years, retiring in 1966. Remained active as Christ School trainer and motivator after his retirement. The present football field and stands were dedicated to him in 1971. Inducted into the Western North Carolina Hall of Fame.
    The Fayssoux-Arbogast trophy goes to the winner of the Asheville School game and is named for Fessor and Hop Arbogast, his longtime Rival.

    COACH PAT JAMES

    Athletic director for 16 years head varsity basketball and baseball coach 1976-1995

    Assistant Varsity Football Coach 1976-1995

    During his time is basketball coach, his teams were CAA champions in seven of 19 seasons and reach the state playoffs in 11 of those years

    Coach James baseball team is 112 conference titles over the 19 seasons and or state playoff qualifiers and 10 of those years and it one time notch a 41 game conference winning streak