Gordon “Chubby” Kirkland​

Football + Basketball
Inducted: 1998
  • Graduate of Elon College
  • Football, baseball, and basketball coach at Catawba College from 1934–1949
  • Teams won eight North State Conference football titles, nine basketball crowns, and two baseball championships
  • Finished with a football record of 107-31
  • Catawba tenure included victories in 1946 and 1947 Tangerine Bowl games
  • President of North State Baseball League, a Class D minor league
  • Athletic director at Catawba until death in 1953 at the age of 48