Athletic Hall of Fame

Chavis Holmes ’05

Basketball – Ninth All Time Lead Scorer 1,060 Career Points

2005 All Western North Carolina, 2005 NCSIAA All-State

2004 and 2005 Led CS to back to back Championship games

2005 Greenies captured their First State Basketball Championship

Overall Record in two seasons, 59-7

2005-09 Played for VMI, finished in TOP ALL TIME scoring

Along with brother, Travis, set the NCAA record for scoring by two brothers.

Scored 2,065 points in his VMI career, 5th All Time, had 304 steals, 2nd ALL TIME

488 three pointers in college career

 

Travis Holmes ‘05

Basketball – Sixth All Time Lead Scorer, 1,120 Points

2005 All Western North Carolina, 2005 NCSIAA All-State

2004 and 2005 Led CS to back to back Championship games

2005 Greenies captured their First State Basketball Championship

Overall Record in two seasons, 59-7

2005-09 Played for VMI, finished in TOP ALL TIME scoring

Along with brother, Chavis, set the NCAA record for scoring by two brothers.

Scored 1,733 points in his VMI career, 8th All Time, had 309 steals, 1st ALL TIME

182 three pointers in college career

 

Calvin Covington ‘01

Basketball – fifth all-time leading scorer, 1167 career points 2000 and 2001 All-Conference, All Western North Carolina, Team MVP 2001 All-State Football 2000, All Western North Carolina, All-state, Team MVP, played at UNC Chapel Hill

Track – 2000 member; state champion 4 x 100 relay team

 

Manuel Garcia ‘94 

Wrestling – 100 career wins (81 pins) 1992, 1993 and 1994 State champion 43-0 Senior year 1991 State runner-up; 1991 Most Improved Performer, 1992 and 1993 team MVP 1994 Western North Carolina Minor sport athlete of the year, fourth-place prep nationals, Greco state champion Puerto Rican Pan Am, Greco team (four bronze, one silver) 1994 & 1995 wrestled at Purdue get diversity football varsity three years, All Conference

Track – varsity three years

 

Mike Hill ‘90

Track – set state record in high jump 6’8’’ 3/4 inches; 1990 lead team to state championship as leading point score 1990 outstanding field participant in McDonald's invitational in Asheville relays 1990 1989 and 1990 team MVP

Basketball – 1990 All Conference

Soccer – Star goalie on undefeated conference team

 

Andy Taylor ‘87

Cross-Country 1986 state champion 1984, 1985, and 1986 All Buncombe County and All-State 1985 and 1986 team MVP

Cross-Country and Track for four years at Duke University senior at Duke University

Cross-Country MVP and placed in ACC finals (1500 meters)

Baseball – 1986 Most improved player, batter over .400; senior year batted over .300

 

David Gaines ‘84

Basketball – 1,091 points, 1983 & 1984 – All Buncombe County

1984 – All Western North Carolina

1984 – Buncombe County Player of the Year

Football – 2,168 Career Passing Yards & 22 touchdowns

1982 & 1983 – All Buncombe Country

1983 – All Western North Carolina

1983 – Western District – State Player of the Year

 

Bill Atwill ‘79

Football – 1976-1978 Teams Captain of the 1970 team, Co-MVP 1977, 1978 teams basketball-1977 to 1979, Captain 1979, MVP 1979,

Basketball – Averaged 14.3 points per game and 12.3 rebounds in 1979

Baseball – 1977-1979- captain and MVP in 1979 .488 batting average 1979

Track – 1978, 1979- Conference record and 440 relay Bill Sewell  Hustle Award 1979

 

Anthony Howard ‘78

1978 Western North Carolina Athlete of the Year

Football – Varsity 1976-1978 – State Finalist, 1976

All-Western North Carolina Running Back, 1977

All-State Football Team, 1977, 1978

Wrestling – 1976-1978

Track – 1976-1978 – State Champions 1978

Signed scholarship to play football and run track at Presbyterian College

 

Rusty Crutchfield ‘77

Football – 1975-77 – Captain & MVP 1977

All Buncombe County 1976 & 1977

Most yards receiving in Western North Carolina 1976

1,007 career yards receiving, 147 points scored

Soccer – 1974-1977 – Captain and MVP in 1977

Blue Chip Award 1974 – All Tournament Team 1975

Led team in scoring 1975, 1976, 1977 – 59 career goals scored

Baseball – 1975-1977

Track – 1975-1977 – school record, mile relay team

Outstanding Scholar for Buncombe County – 1977

Recipient of the Athletic Cup 1977

 

Greg Hoke ‘76

Recipient of the Athletic Cup, 1973

Football – 1975 1976 Season MVP, All Buncombe County, All Conference, All Western North Carolina, All-State Independent schools, Buncombe County Player of the Year, Western North Carolina player of the year

Basketball – Captain MVP, 1976 All Conference and leading scorer 1976
Track in 1976, MVP, outstanding performer and field events at the TC  Roberson Invitational 1976


John F. Campbell ‘73

Recipient of the Athletic Cup in 1973

Total of 13 varsity letters football

Football – 1970-1972 Captain, MVP, Outstanding back and All-Buncombe County 1972 season Soccer -1972, 1973 - lead scorering 1972-73 on a 15-0-1 team

Baseball – 1972, 1973 - All conference in 1973 captain, Co-MVP, and leading hitter on 1973 conference championship team with a 15-1 record track - 1972, 1973

 

Walter Hannah ‘72

Football – 1969-1971 All-Conference 1969 - 1971 All Buncombe County 1971 season, Co-Captain 1971 Season All Buncombe County Lineman of the week, 1971 season

Wrestling 1967- 1972 , Captain 1972, Career record 35-2-2 Billy Dunn MVP, 1972
Track-1970

Tennis – 1967 to 1972 conference champions at #3 singles, 1971

 

Arthur “Tino” Swanson ‘71

Football – Captain 1970, 1971

1970- All Buncombe County – All Carolina Athletic Association

1970- All Western North Carolina – Back of the Year

Played on teams in 1969, 1970, 1971 that beat Asheville School

Soccer – Varsity 1969-1971

Baseball – Never lost to Asheville School

1970 & 1971 All Carolina Athletic Association

1970 & 1971 Undefeated as a Pitcher; 1971 – Shared Athletic Cup

 

David Pharr ‘71

Football – 1968-1970 All Conference 1969 & 1970, All Buncombe County 1970 seasonBasketball 1969-1971 All tournament 1971, Second-team All Conference 1971 Second leading scorer 1970 and 1971, Most Valuable Player, 1971 T

Tennis – 1969- 1971 winner of the Mable Morgan MVP in 1968 and 1971 shared senior athletic cup in 1971.

 

Tom Myer ‘67

Football – 1964-1966, undefeated in 1965 1966 Co-Captain for the 1966 team

Soccer – 1964-1967

Track – 1964-1967; winner of the track cup of three consecutive years set a school record in long jump-point leader in track 1965 and 66.

 

Tom Suiter ‘67

Basketball – 1964-1967; Captain on the 1966 and 67 teams and still holds the single game scoring record of 48 points against Rosman.

In 1967, averaged 24 points per game in his senior year

Baseball – 1964-1967 batted. 451 in his senior year

Was never caught stealing bases in four years

Stole 18 bases during 1967 season.

Was on base at least once in every game in four years

 

John Hine ‘67

Football – 1966, 1967; MVP Senior Year

Led Football team to Undfeated Season as Quarterback

Basketball – 1966, 1967 All Tournament – 1967

Track – Lettered 5 years

Head school pole vault record

Co-MVP senior year

 

Larry Miller ‘66

Football – 1963-1965 seasons; Played on the undefeated 1965 team

Basketball – 1964-1966 and was on the 1965-66 team that when 18-2

Baseball – 1963-1966, MVP in 1966

 

Wyndham Manning ’66

Football – 1963-1966 seasons

Captain of the undefeated 1965-66 team – MVP senior year

Outstanding Lineman junior and senior years

Wrestling – 1963-1966

Captain, 1966, an undefeated team

Track – 1963-66

Captain, 1966 – set a school record in shot-put

 

Larry Knight ‘66

Football – 1961- 1965- 4 varsity letters captain of a 1965 team

Wrestling – 1963 to 1966-3 varsity letters captain 1965, 1966- undefeated as a senior Baseball- 1962 to 1966- 2 varsity letters MVP 1965, MVP 1966 - “a true student athlete, Larry was a three sport star and prefect at Christ school."

 

Chad Drayton ‘66

Lettered in Football, Basketball, Tennis and Track

Football – Varsity 1964-1966: Undefeated teams in 1965 and 1966

Basketball – Varsity 1964-1966

All Tournament Basketball 1965 – Co-captain and Lead Scorer in 1966

Tennis – 1963-1966 Played #1 Singles

Track – 1963-1966 Field Events

School record in distance medley relay

 

Magnus “Goose” Halldorson ‘62

Football – 1957-1961 seasons - two varsity letters Honorable mention All-Western North Carolina

Basketball – 1959-1962; Two varsity letters in 1961, He lead team of 279 points, averaging 16.4 points per game

Baseball – 1958-1962 - Three varsity letters

 

Craig Wardlaw ‘62

Football – 1959-1962

All Western North Carolina Quarterback – 1961, 3rd team

Awarded College Football Scholarship

Basketball – 1959-1962

Second highest scorer 1962

Track – 1959-1962

Winner of the Track Cup 1960 and 1962

Runner-up MVP Overall in Western Carolina Relays 1962

 

Coach Reed Finlay ‘58
Student-played varsity football, basketball, track and tennis. Received a Hunter Caldwell MVP trophy in 1958.

Coach School at Christ 1971-1990 Coach Little Greenies and JV basketball 1973-1979 started the first the cross country team in 1972
Coached Tennis 1972 Coach Track 1973-1990

Coached three individual Christ School state track champions coached NCISAAA state champion track team in 1990

 

Jim Martin ‘57

Captained Three Varsity Teams

Football – Varsity 1955-1957 – Captain 1957

Basketball – Varsity 1955-1957 – Captain 1957

Led team to best record in school history (14-1)

Baseball – Varsity 1955-1957 – Captain 1957

 

Frank Hudnor ‘57 

Football – 1954-1956 Winner of the Top Lineman Cup 1957 Basketball - 1955-1957 Leading rebounder in 1956 and 1957 Baseball - 1955, 1956 Played third baseTrack – 1956 Set a Western North Carolina in the 880

 

Bill Sewell ‘57

Football – Western North Carolina Football Back of the Week; Co-Captain, senior year

Basketball – All-Conference Basketball, 1957; MVP 1956, 1957; Co-Captain -27.9 PPG average, school record

All-time leading scorer in basketball history (1,117 career points)

Baseball – Hit for the cycle in Baseball; MVP 1957

Coach – Football, Baseball, Basketball Coach at Christ School, 1962-1979

6-1 vs Asheville School – Football State Finalists 1976, 1977

Qualified for first independent school football playoffs, 1975

All time winningest football coach at Christ School

Coached undefeated and state champion football team at Ravenscroft School in 1980,1981

 

Julian McCracken ‘51

Warrior Division athletic cup

1951 winner baseball letter four years

1949 member of Blue Ridge conference champions

Star hitter batted .342 sophomore year and .351

Senior year football senior captain – Quarterback the team to upset victory over Brevard high school.

“A main firing pin in the greenies passing attack."

Basketball - lettered two years

 

David Murray ‘49

Baseball – Varsity 1948, 1949 – Captain

Pitched a no-hitter against Brevard

Struck out 24 batters two different times (school record)

Career Earned Run Average under 2.0

Football – varsity, senior year

Basketball – Varsity 1948, 1949 captain both years – averaged over 15 points per game.

 

Coach Jim Heinold '47

Coached Christ School 1944-1952

Started the track program in 1944 in coached to win the Blue Ridge conference in 1952 Reintroduced soccer to Christ School in 1948 and one at Blue Ridge conference in 1950 and 1951 with a 7-0 in 1951, 19 game winning streak in 1950-51

Assistant football coach to Fessor

Works in the WNC area as football referee and was elected president of WNC coaches and officials association in 1952

 

John Moore ‘40

Football – 1938-1939

Co-captain of the football team, 1939

Basketball – 1938-1939 Captain, center and co-leading scorer

Baseball – 1939-1940 payed center and first base.

Led the team in home runs, including three against Asheville School in one game in 1938

 

Clay Croom ’40

Winner of the Athletic Cup in 1940 – Earned seven varsity letters while he was at Christ School

Football – 1938, 1939

Started in football at UNC-Chapel Hill

Basketball – 1940 Co-leading scorer

Baseball – 1939-1940 Star pitcher and catcher

 

John D Jones ‘36

Football – 1932-1935 seasons, Two varsity letters basketball

Basketball – 1933-1936 Two varsity letters

Baseball – 1933-1936 Two varsity letters

Recognized by Fayssoux as one of the 8 best all-around athlete's over 20 years (1923-1943) at Christ school.

Made Fessors All-Time football stars list of players from 1923 to 1954.

“His honors are high, both on the athletic field in on the scholastic field."- The Warrior



Edward “Red” Phelps ‘32

Football – All-Western North Carolina Football Team, 1931

Captain, quarterback and leading rusher on the undefeated 1931 team

Made the longest football run in Christ school history – 105 yards

Basketball – Guard and leading scorer 1931-1932 season

Baseball – Held Western North Carolina record by striking out twenty batters in one game.

 

Walter Shuford ’22

Athlete – Christ School football, baseball and track star of the 1920’s

Co-winner of the initial Norris Athletic Trophy for the top athlete at NC State – Co-recipient: brother Charles Shuford

All Southern Collegiate at halfback, 1923

Coach – Coached football, basketball and track in Western North Carolina for over 36 years, retiring in 1965

Charlie Justice Award in 1962 for contributions to sports in Western North Carolina

 

Coach Jerry Hess

Coached Christ School football, basketball and track teams from 1962-1973

Football – Coached football teams which lost only one game during a three-year period 1966-1968

His teams beat Asheville School four straight years and had an overall record of 45-14-4

Basketball – His 1956-66 basketball team achieved an 18-2 record

1966-67 season achieved a 15-5 record

Track – Coached the track team to undefeated seasons for eight years

 

James Pickelsimer ‘38

Football – 1936-1937, Captain in 1938

Two time All Western North Carolina Football All-Star

Attended Auburn University on a football scholarship

Basketball – 1936-1937

Leading scorer 1937-38

Baseball – 1937-38; Star baseball pitcher and outfielder in 1938

Initial recipient of Athletic Cup


Manly “Red” Whisnant ‘22 

 Played football for six years as a guard and fullback. Pitcher and first baseball on the baseball team Four-year football starter at University of North Carolina Captain, University of North Carolina Football team, 1925 All-State and All-Southern Guard Winner of University of North Carolina’s Norris Trophy for outstanding academics and athletics

 

Charlie Shuford ‘22 

Football star of the 1920’s at Christ School and NC State.

Leader of the Basketball and Baseball teams while at Christ School Recipient of the NC State University’s Norris Athletic Trophy (co-winner with his borther Walter)

 

Richard Fayssoux ‘16

 The legend of Christ School sports competed in football and baseball as a Christ School student.

All-time leader in games coached and won at Christ School.

Responsible for beginning the Christ School basketball program.

Coached football, basketball and baseball for over 50 years, retiring in 1966. Remained active as Christ School trainer and motivator after his retirement. The present football field and stands were dedicated to him in 1971. Inducted into the Western North Carolina Hall of Fame.
The Fayssoux-Arbogast trophy goes to the winner of the Asheville School game and is named for Fessor and Hop Arbogast, his longtime Rival.

 

Coach Pat James

 Athletic director for 16 years head varsity basketball and baseball coach 1976-1995

Assistant Varsity Football Coach 1976-1995 

  • During his time is basketball coach, his teams were CAA champions in seven of 19 seasons and reach the state playoffs in 11 of those years
  • Coach James baseball team is 112 conference titles over the 19 seasons and or state play- off qualifiers and 10 of those years and it one time notch a 41 game conference winning streak

 

Manuel Garcia ‘94 

Wrestling – 100 career wins (81 pins) 1992, 1993 and 1994 State champion 43-0 Senior year 1991 State runner-up; 1991 Most Improved Performer, 1992 and 1993 team MVP 1994 Western North Carolina Minor sport athlete of the year, fourth-place prep nationals, Greco state champion Puerto Rican Pan Am, Greco team (four bronze, one silver) 1994 & 1995 wrestled at Purdue get diversity football varsity three years, All Conference

Track – varsity three years