Lenoir-Rhyne Announces Sports Hall Of Fame Class Of 2009
September 21, 2009
Class of 2009 consists of Ted W. Goins, Tony M. McClamrock, Emil W. Parker and Toni Steed-Smith
Lenoir-Rhyne's Sports Hall Of Fame Class of 2009 consists of Ted W. Goins, Tony M. McClamrock and Emil W. Parker.
Hickory, N.C. - Lenoir-Rhyne University will add four to its Sports Hall Of Fame as Ted W. Goins, Tony M. McClamrock, Emil W. Parker and Toni Steed-Smith make up the Class of 2009.† The Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony will be part of Lenoir-Rhyne's Homecoming Weekend and will take place in the P.E. Monroe Auditorium on L-R's campus at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, October 10, 2009.
The four will also be honored at halftime of Lenoir-Rhyne's Football Game with Wingate, which begins at 2:00 p.m., at Moretz Stadium.
Ted W. Goins (Lenoir-Rhyne, 1953) lettered and started three years for an L-R Football Team (1950-52) that went a combined 26-4 during that span.† Goins, an all-conference honoree, was a member of two North State Conference Championships and played in the Pythian Bowl (1951) and the Cigar Bowl (1952).† The 1951 squad went 10-1 and won the Pythian Bowl while the 1952 team finished 8-1.† Goins earned his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (Columbia, S.C.) in 1956.† Goins was a full-time Lutheran Minister for the North Carolina Synod of the ELCA from 1956 to 1998 and is currently Pastor Emeritus for St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Concord, N.C.† Goins, a 2005 Lincoln County Sports Hall Of Fame inductee, is married to the former Frances Queen Summey and the couple has three children:† Mary, Ted and John.
Tony M. McClamrock (Lenoir-Rhyne, 1962) played football for Lenoir-Rhyne from 1958 to 1961.† During that span, L-R compiled a 38-3-2 record and won the 1960 NAIA National Championship.† The Bears also won four conference titles and played in two national title contests.† McClamrock was an instrumental player for the Bears on offense and was the teamís leading passer during the 1960 season with 594 yards.† He also threw the game-tying touchdown against Northern Michigan in the 1960 NAIA Eastern Playoff Game (the Bears advanced due to more total yards en route to the national championship).† An outstanding all-around athlete, McClamrock also ran track and field for three years at Lenoir-Rhyne.† After graduation, McClamrock coached football, track and field and wrestling for six years (1962-68) at Statesville (N.C.) High School.† For the past 20 years, he has headed up McClamrock Business Forms in Raleigh, N.C.† McClamrock and his wife, Becky, are the proud parents of two children:† Todd and Kellee.
Emil W. Parker (posthumous) (Lenoir-Rhyne, 1962) is best known for his work as Sports Information Director at Davidson College, where he held the position for 31 years (1968-99).† However, Parker also worked as a sports writer and reporter for The Hickory Daily Record, The Charlotte Observer, The Statesville Record & Landmark and The Gaston Gazette.† Parker, who started his career in sports information as a student at L-R during the football and basketball glory years, won the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) 25-year award in 1994 and earned a place in the CoSIDA Hall Of Fame in 1999.† Parker won the Carolina Collegiate Press Association Award as Best Sports Writer in 1962 and was inducted into the Davidson College Hall Of Fame in 2001.† In addition, Parker served as a member and writer at the United States Air National Guard and as a stint as Director of Athletics at Davidson College.† Parker and his wife, Iotha, have two children:† Jennifer and John.† Parker passed away in July of 2000.
Toni Steed-Smith (Lenoir-Rhyne, 1990) was a four-year letterwinner on the Lenoir-Rhyne Womenís Basketball Team (1987-90).† Currently, Steed-Smith ranks first in rebounds (1,106), second in rebounding average (11.3), third in points (1,665) and fourth in scoring average (17.0) on the Bearsí all-time lists.† During her collegiate career, Steed-Smith tallied 58 double-doubles and had 27 games of over 20 points and 10 rebounds.† For her accomplishments, Steed-Smith was a three-time all-conference and all-district selection.† Steed-Smith also led Lenoir-Rhyne to the NAIA District 26 Finals in 1986-87 and was a two-time Team Captain and Team Most Valuable Player (1988-89 and 1989-90).† Steed-Smith currently works for Colonial Life Insurance Company and was named the North Carolina/Tennessee Territory Coordinator of the Year in 2003, 2004 and 2006.† Steed-Smith and her husband, Anthony, have two children:† Quinae and Kameron.
Lenoir-Rhyne Sports Hall Of Fame - Class of 2009
Tony M. McClamrock