John Swofford​

Inducted: 2009
  • All-state high school quarterback in North Wilkesboro
  • Morehead Scholar and football player at University of North Carolina
  • Earned a master’s in sports management at Ohio University
  • Named athletics director at UNC in 1980 
  • Succeeded Gene Corrigan as commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1997
  • League blossomed under his direction both academically and athletically and also expanded its membership