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.
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.
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.
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.
Isaiah Kyle, two years removed from a mysterious condition that caused him to collapse during practice and put him in a coma, won the indoor high jump national championship last season.
Wingate's women's tennis team has lost two regular-season conference matches in the past eight years. Their coach, Michael Cabana, was rewarded last season by being named national coach of the year.