C.E. "Big House" Gaines Hall of Fame


Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Hall of Fame Sponsorship Opportunities

Hall of Fame Banquet Ad Form


The Winston-Salem State University Clarence E. "Big House" Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame is the highest individual honor that a former athlete, athletic administrator or private individual can receive at Winston-Salem State University. Restored by former WSSU Director of Athletics, Dr. Chico Caldwell in 2002, the WSSU C.E. Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame honors an annual class of new inductees in the fall of every academic year after an exhaustive year-long nomination, review, and induction voting process by a 15-member panel.


Inductees are available in three distinct categories with former athletes, former coaches, and those who have devoted countless hours of tireless work to the Athletic Department through meritorious service being eligible for enshrinement. The Hall of Fame selection committee will consider the applicants accomplishments as well as their financial contributions to the University.

Listed above are links to the online, printable nomination form.





Clarence E. "Big House" Gaines


Theodore Blunt

Melvin Fair


Henrietta Clark

Tim Grant


Thomas J. Cunningham

William "Bill" Hayes


Jacob Davis

Debra Rivers Johnson


Jack DeFares

Pete Richardson


Marshall Emery

Wilbur L. Ross


William English

Harold Taylor


George Foree


Reginald Gaines



Richard S. Glover

Odell Clayton


Cleo Hill

Paul R. Hayes, Sr.


Naomi J. Jeffries

Hoyt Wiseman, Sr.


Lauriece Jenkins



Willis Johnson


Ralph Jones



Harold "Funny" Kitt

Darrell Edmund Galloway


Keenan Menefee

Linwood Skinner


James I. "Buck" Mitchell


Earl Monroe



Chellia Nelson

DeRon Verne Alexander


Joseph Nichols

Bennie Barbour


Sandy Smith

Lesley Barley, Jr.


Vanessa Kay Smith-Johnson

Derrick Beasley


Sharon Holloway Tanner

Anthony Blaylock


Carlos Terry

Kermit Blount


Virginia Vinson

Dr. Randy C. Bolton


Brenda Winfield

Jack Cameron


Willie James Crite, Jr.



Jacob Davis


Alfred Adams

James Davis


Eglon Bailey

Troy Davis


Tony Bouler

Billy R. Diggs


Leon Coleman

Benjamin T. Dupree, Jr.


Elias Gilbert

Charles Eaton


Edward Griffin

Donald Evans


Stanley King

Dwayne C. Finch


Vanessa Kay Smith-Johnson

Donald Frank


George Dillard Macklin

Oronde Gadsden


Lester Gaither



Bobby Garner


Alvin Paul Queen, Sr.

Kelly D. Goodman


Samuel Puryear

Eddie Gregg


Nelson Guthrie



Hubert "Muddy Waters" Hargett


Heather Davis

William Quinton Hayes


Shannon G. Davis

Martin Hicks


Sheila Vanhook McDonald

Leonardo Horne


Bridget Tawana Taylor

Richard Huntley


Kenisha Williams

Daniel Jacobs


Laurie Underwood

Victor Johnson, Jr.


Willie Jordan



Steve Lindsay


Danny Dwayne Boden

Winfred Mack


Bennie Lee Carver

Jerry Maynard


Milton J. Hardee

Allen McManus


James McLinnaham

Danny Moore


Willie E. Mouzon

Marvin Morrison


Donnell Rawls

Russell Murphy


Verdell Sanders

Timmy Newsome


Jonathan "Sly" Nimmons



Jack O'Kelley


Frances Atkins

Masha Paul


Beaufort Bailey

Everett "Doc" Payne


Dr. L’Tanya Joy Bailey

Gary Raiford


Mosé Belton

Curtis Richardson


Bethel Johnson Burton

Bobby Rowe


Harold Clawson

Freager Richard Sanders, Jr.


Vivienne Conley

Eddie N. Sauls, III


Lafayette Cook

Reginald Sherrod


Nathaniel Cook

Antonio Lane Stevenson


Donald Cureton, Sr.

Harrison Junior Stokes


Joseph Howard Daniels

Yancey Thigpen


Kelvin Farmer

Cleo Wallace


Mary Garber

Keith Wilkes


Mae Godette

Mark Wallace


Thomas Washington


Terry Griffin

Dr. James E. Winbush


Fernandez Griffin

Michael Winbush


Peyton Hairston

Robert Weeks, Sr.


Laurence Harrison

Cory Williams


Alfred Harvey

Tory Woodbury


Charlie Hauser



Susie Hilliard


Linwood Jerald



Henry Jones, Jr.

Valonda Bruinton Calloway


Dr. Clarence "Jeep" Jones

Dr. Nikita Williams Lindsay


Charles Arthur Love

Tommy Tyson


Walter Marshall


Michael Vincent McCoy



DeValdean Penn

1967 NCAA Championship Basketball Team


Andrew Reynolds

1959-60 Track & Field National Championship Team


Albert Roseboro

1953 CIAA Basketball Championship Team


Marcelene Scales

1960-61 CIAA Basketball Championship Team


Allean Sims

2000 CIAA Football Championship Team


Stephen A. Smith

1999-00 CIAA Championship Basketball Team


Joseph "Jake" Suggs

1971 CIAA Southern Division Championship Football Team


Andrew Terrell

1977 CIAA Championship Football Team


Delores "Dee" Todd

1984-86 WSSU Softball Team


Claudette Weston

 1988-90 WSSU Wrestling Teams


Harden "Butch" Wheeler



John Whitley



Donald Williams



Kenneth Williams