Rocky Mount, VA – Franklin County High School has announced their 2nd class into the Athletic Hall of Fame. This years inductees include Anne Wright Crutchfield, Marshall L. Flora Jr., Gary “Gilly” Gilmore, Andre’ L. Levisy, John “Abe” Naff, Noel Price, Pinckard, and Carlton Demoss Price.
The inductees will be honored on October 18th during halftime of the Franklin County-Northside varsity football game and during a ceremony held in the auditorium.
The new inductees will join the first Hall of Fame class that includes Dwaine Board, William G. (Bill) Davis, C.I. (Cy) Dillon Jr. Benny Gibson, Alvin D. Hall, Ron Hodges, Shelly Bowles Sloan and Robert E. Wray.
Anne Wright Crutchfield: played basketball at Franklin County High School 1981-1985. Earned Roanoke Valley All District 1983, 1984, and 1985. Earned Northwest All Region 1984.Played at Emory and Henry College earning Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors in 1986 – 1989. First female in the ODAC to earn all-conference four years. Member of the Emory and Henry Sports Hall of Fame. Coached FCHS Women’s basketball to Western Valley Championship in 2009, and Western Valley Tournament Champions in 2009-2012, earned Coach of the year honors in Western Valley (2009) and Piedmont District (2013). Coached Women’s basketball at Emory and Henry with a career record of 98-40. ODAC Coach of the Year 2018, NCAA Division III Tournament Second Round 2018, NCAA South Region Top 10 Ranking 2016-2019, NCAA top 25 ranking 2019. Assumed Interim Director of Athletics at Emory and Henry May 2017, and become Director of Athletics at Emory and Henry 2019. Class of 1985.
Marshall L. Flora Jr.: participated in football, track and baseball at Franklin County High School. 1966 Football Co-Captain and Mr. Football. Piedmont All District Football team 1967, Class President and Varsity Club Treasurer. Attended Bridgewater College and Radford University. Earned Mason Dixon All Conference 3 years, Small College All –American Honorable Mention, Virginia Small College Player of the Year, 1970 led college rushers, Bridgewater College Hall of Fame 2001. Served his professional career in Franklin County Public Schools, serving as Director of Special Education, Special Education Director of the Year. Class of 1967.
Gary “Gilly” Gilmore: participated in baseball, football and basketball at Franklin County High School. 1973- Second team All-Metro QB, honorable mention All Timesland. 1976 Timesland Player of the Year with a 0.78 ERA, 313 batting Average, participated in the Inaugural State All Star Game 1976. Attended East Tennessee State, Ferrum College and Coastal Carolina. 1980 at
Coastal Carolina hit .386, 7 HR and 34 stolen bases. Elected to the Ferrum College, USC Aiken and Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame. Two time ABCA Atlantic Coach of the Year, Big South Coach of the Year (9 times), Sun Belt Coach of the Year 2018 and National Coach of the Year 2016. Recorded the 8th most wins in the NCAA since 2000, with 886 victories. Current
record as a head coach: 1216 wins, 604 losses and 4 ties. Within the Top 10 of Division 1 coaches in winning percentage. Class of 1976
Andre’ L. Levisy: participated in football, basketball and baseball at Franklin County High School. Varsity letters in basketball and baseball. Attended Averett and Ferrum College. Member of the Averett and Ferrum Basketball Teams. Continues to hold 5 school records at Ferrum College. Scored 1027 points at Ferrum College and earned All-Conference Honors 1st team in 1989. Andre’ serves as an official on the high school and collegiate level in basketball and continues to officiate high school sports. Andre’ has held a Qualified Mental Health Professional designation for 11 years and has successfully started Therapeutic Day Treatment Services for Roanoke County, Roanoke City and Franklin County. Class of 1985
John “Abe” Naff: Played baseball and football at FCHS. Earned all-district honors and most athletic at FCHS. Attended Lynchburg College where he earned All ODAC in 1980, 1981. Coached baseball at Ferrum College 1985-2007, closing out his career with a 643-236-3 coaching record. He ed Ferrum to 10 USA South Athletic Conference baseball titles, and 10
NCAA Division III playoff appearances. Career winning percentage of 73%. Virginia small college Coach of the Year 5 times. USA South Coach of the Year 4 times, won 10 conference championships, member of the Lynchburg College, Salem- Roanoke, Ferrum and USA South Hall of Fames. Served as athletic director at Ferrum College from 2004 to 2019. Class of 1978.
Noel Price Pinckard: Played Varsity football for three years, played Varsity basketball for 2 years, voted most athletic in 1958, awarded best back award in 1953 (8th grade) and 1957, selected Mr. Football in 1957. Pitched a no hitter against Bedford in 1958. Attended Virginia Military Institute and Ball State University. Joined the United States Air Force and served in various military assignments, retired Lt. Colonel. Earned Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Vietnam Campaign Medal. Associate real estate broker for Weichert Realtors, Real Estate Appraiser and Associates. Retired to New Bern NC. Class of 1958.
Carlton DeMoss Price: participated in football, basketball and baseball, lettered in 11 of 12 possible sports, earned all-district honors and all region honors in football and baseball, Mr. Football, Class of 1959. Attended Virginia Tech, where he played baseball his sophomore, junior and senior year. Joined the naval reserves at age 19, and was commissioned to 2nd Lt.
Entered the Army and served as an infantry officer in Europe and Asia. Worked in the insurance industry as branch manager of the GAB Business Services. Served as CE) of the Claims Group. Serves as subcontractor in legal department at the Y 12 nuclear facility in Oak Ridge Tennessee.
Class of 1959.