Former Garner High School girls basketball coach Lawrence Dunn is one of the eight individuals selected for induction into the 2012 class of the N.C. High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
Dunn led Garner to the state girls basketball championship and an undefeated season in 1977-78 and later coached at Athens Drive from 1979-2001 winning 445 games during his tenure as boys coach. He was a recent inductee to the Garner High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dunn joins Ronnie Chavis of Pembroke, Doug Henderson of Greensboro, Lindsey Page of Burlington, Larry Rhodes of Gastonia, Robert Steele of Salisbury and Jim Taylor of Shelby in the 27th group of inductees to join the prestigious hall. That brings to 148 the number enshrined.
The new inductees will be honored during special halftime ceremonies at a football game at Kenan Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 22, when North Carolina takes on East Carolina. The University of North Carolina has designated the day as the 28th annual NCHSAA Day. The new class will officially be inducted at the special Hall of Fame banquet next spring in Chapel Hill.
"These individuals joining the Association Hall of Fame this year have had a tremendous impact on high school athletics across North Carolina," said NCHSAA commissioner Davis Whitfield.
"Their accomplishments are impressive, but the character they exemplify and the lives they touched are truly representative of what the NCHSAA stands for. Their selection maintains the standards of excellence established by our previous inductees, and we are proud to honor these deserving individuals."