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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Four more names will join the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame.

Sheila Boles was the first woman to earn a basketball scholarship at UNCW, the first woman to coach a boy’s varsity basketball team in the state while at Trask and the first female high school athletic director in New Hanover County.

Bill Dooley was the winningest football coach at UNC and Virginia Tech, and while at Wake Forest, he became the winningest coach in ACC history.

Orthopedic surgeon David Esposito is honored for his contributions to the community and athletics.

And the late Willie Stargell moved to Wilmington after his Hall of Fame baseball career with the Pirates until his death in 2001.

“Each one that is inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame will identify a high school, and we will provide them with a scholarship to a student-athlete that can matriculate to the college of their choice, and the student athlete must excel in the classroom, must excel on the field, and also must have good citizenship in the community,” GWSHOF chair Jon Rosborough said.

This is the sixth class of inductees. The induction ceremony is scheduled for May 1.


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