Mo McHone '63 might not be a household name, but there aren't many head coaches out there who have been an NBA head coach and won gold with the USA men's team.
After his playing career, John Miller '63 became a demanding motivator of a coach who won hundreds of games. His sons are carrying on his legacy at two Division I powerhouses.
Even as his record-breaking coaching career was winding down at Florida State, Mike Martin delighted in reliving his days as a score-first small forward and a hotshot baseball All-American at Wingate.
Neither pushovers nor world-beaters, the 1963 Wingate men's basketball team was a scrappy, competitive bunch. But it was later, when some of the Bulldog players became coaches themselves, that they really shined.
Wingate made it a dozen consecutive Echols Athletic Excellence Awards during the 2017-18 season, extending their league record. In the national overall-athletics-program competition, Wingate placed eighth in the Learfield Sports Directors' Cup standings, just two spots behind its best-ever finish.
Wingate's volleyball team not only won the regionals to advance to the Elite Eight last season, but the Bulldogs also led the nation in winning percentage. Wingate finished 32-2 and had two players named All-American and another named Academic All-American.