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Athletic Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame Committee is Looking for nominations for the 2016 class.  Please contact John Echerd (
Newton-Conover High School is proud to announce the 2015 Newton-Conover High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees. This year’s class includes James Andrew “Pud” Mosteller (Class of 1953), Jeff Carter (Class of 1974), and Coach Bobby Rowe. 
The 2015 class features three outstanding individuals who have left their mark as Newton-Conover Red Devils. James Andrew “Pud” Mosteller played football, basketball, and baseball for N-CHS and was selected to play in the 1952 Shrine Bowl. After high school, Mosteller received a full scholarship to attend the University of Georgia where he excelled as an offensive and defensive tackle as well as a fullback. His play earned him a place on the 1954 SEC All Sophomore Team and on the 1954 All-American Honorable Mention list. In 1957, Mosteller was drafted by the N.Y Giants and practiced under coaches Vince Lombardi and Tom Landry, but due to knee injuries, his playing career was cut short. Mosteller went on to officiate in the SEC for 25 years and refereed 12 bowl games.
Jeff Carter graduated in 1974 where he lettered in football, basketball, and track. As an athlete, Carter excelled in football where he was named All-Conference, Team MVP, N-CHS Athlete of the Year, and was also named a Golden Helmet Award Winner. Carter went on to play at Gardner Webb where he was named two-time NAIA All-American, three-time All District 26, and All-SAC 8 selection. In 1994, Carter was inducted in the Gardner-Webb University Athletic Hall of Fame. Jeff Carter is now the Vice President of Sales for Southern Glove located in Newton, NC.
Coach Bobby Rowe was a great athlete and coach in football and basketball from 1954 until 1994. He gained recognition guiding the men’s basketball team for Newton-Conover High School and also being a successful football coach assisting Coach Don Patrick. Coach Rowe went on to be an assistant coach for Lenoir-Rhyne College women’s basketball team in the late 1990s. Growing up Coach Rowe starred at Winston-Salem University in football and basketball becoming an All-American quarterback who set records in passing for the Rams and was later inducted in the WSSU Sports Hall of Fame. In 1993, Coach Rowe was inducted into the Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame.
If you would like to know more about the NCHS Hall of Fame please contact Athletic Director John Echerd (  you can call the school at 828-465-0920.
Newton Conover Sports Hall of Fame
James Andrew "Pud" Mosteller
Jeff Carter
Bobby Rowe
Dale Jarrett
Gary Yount
Dr. Lisa Witherspoon
Greg Corpening
Steve and Cathy Arndt
Jerry Willard
Dauntae Finger
John Hewins
Wayne and Peggy Smith
Shann Spencer
Tim Elrod
Christ Cranford
John Tate
Don Patrick
Tisha England
Nathan McCorkle