The Raleigh Sports Club

Speakers

At the Raleigh Sports Club, we bring our members a wide and very impressive variety of speakers to our weekly meetings.  On any given week, you could hear from the head coach of a NCAA champion basketball team, a member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, or the receiver who made the winning catch in last week’s game.

Here’s just a small sampling of some of the great sports figures that have spoken at the Raleigh Sports Club:

  • Chuck Amato – Head Football Coach at NC State
  • Elliott Avent – Head Baseball Coach at NC State
  • Dick Baddour –Director of Athletics – UNC Chapel Hill
  • Rusty Bergman – Multi-level Basketball Coach & LSU Teammate of Pistol Pete Maravich
  • Eddie Biedenbach – Head Men's Basketball Coach, UNC -Asheville
  • Pete Brennan – UNC Chapel Hill 1957 Championship Basketball, 2010 RSC Banquet Speaker
  • Olin Broadway – Wake Forest Basketball Star; Pete Maravich High School Coach
  • Mack Brown – Head Football Coach at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Vic Bubas – Former Duke University Men's Basketball Coach
  • John Bunting – Head Football Coach at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Jeff Bzdelik – Head Men's Basketball Coach – Wake Forest University
  • Jeff Capel – Duke Associate Head Men's Basketball Coach
  • Ezzard Charles – former heavyweight boxing champion
  • Dick Christy – UNC-Pembroke Athletic Director
  • John Clougherty – ACC Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials
  • Jeff Compler – East Carolina University Athletic Director
  • Bill Cowher – Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach; former NC State football standout
  • Bobby Cremmins – Georgia Tech.; Appalachian St basketball coach. 2014 RSC Banquet Speaker
  • David Cutcliffe – Head Football Coach, Duke University
  • Hubert Davis – Men's Basketball Assistant Coach – UNC Chapel Hill
  • Scott Dawson – Umpire for NFL
  • Randy Denton – Former Duke & Professional Basketball Player, NC Sports Hall of Fame
  • Dave Doeren – NC State Head Football Coach
  • Bill Dooley – Director, NC Sports Development Office
  • Charles "Lefty" Driesell – Head Men's Basketball Coach at Georgia State, formerly at Maryland and Davidson
  • Hugh Durham – Former Head Basketball Coach, Georgia and Florida State
  • Wes Durham – 2015 RSC Banquet Keynote Speaker - Play-by-Play Announcer Fox Sports South and Raycom Sports.
  • Woody Durham – Radio Voice of UNC TarHeels
  • Larry Fedora – Head Football Coach at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Phil Ford – Asst. Basketball Coach at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Mike Fox – Head Baseball Coach UNC Chapel Hill
  • Lee Fowler – Athletics Director at NC State
  • Carl Franks – Head Football Coach at Duke University
  • Roman Gabriel – Former NC State and NFL football great
  • Pete Gillen – University of Virginia Men's Head Basketball Coach
  • Dave Glenn – Editor of ACC Area Sports Journal
  • Mike Gminski – Duke Basketball & NBA Star, TV Analyst, 2016 RSC Banquet Speaker
  • Gail Goestenkors – Head Women's Basketball Coach at Duke University
  • Adam Gold – Sports talk show host, WRBZ 850 The Buzz
  • Fred Goldsmith – Head Football Coach at Duke University
  • Mark Gottfried – Head Men's Basketball Coach NC State
  • Otto Graham – Former NFL all time great of the Washington Redskins
  • Harold "Red" Grange - "The Galloping Ghost"; college & professional football halfback.
  • Jim Grobe – Head Football Coach at Wake Forest University
  • Kellie Harper – Head Women's Basketball Coach at NC State
  • Jim Harrick – Former UCLA Men's Basketball Coach – 1995 NCAA Champions
  • Bob Harris - "Voice of the Blue Devils" Football and Basketball. 2012 RSC Banquet Speaker
  • Sylvia Hatchell – Head Women's Basketball Coach at UNC
  • Bill Hensley – Member NC Sports Hall of Fame
  • Dennis Hennigan – Coordinator of ACC Football Officiating
  • Terry Holland – Athletic Director, Virginia
  • Lou Holtz – Head Football Coach at the University of South Carolina
  • Jim "Catfish" Hunter – North Carolina native and baseball Hall of Famer
  • Ned Jarrett – Retired race car driver and two-time NASCAR champion.
  • Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice – Former UNC and NFL football great
  • Chuck Kaiton – Voice of the Carolina Hurricanes
  • Marion Kirby – Lenoir Rhyne Football – NC Sports Hall of Fame 2013
  • Mike Krzyzewski – Head Men's Basketball Coach at Duke University
  • Bill Lam – President, "Wrestling With Life" & Former UNC Wrestling Coach
  • Keith LeClair – ECU baseball coach
  • Meadowlark Lemon – Former Harlem Globetrotter
  • Abe Lemons – Former Basketball Coach, Oklahoma City University and the University of Texas
  • Steve Logan – Head Football Coach at East Carolina University
  • Albert Long – UNC – Chapel Hill Athlete Lettered in 4 Sports. FCA
  • Joe Louis – Former world heavyweight boxing champion
  • Sidney Lowe – Head Men's Basketball Coach – NC State
  • Jerry Mack – NC Central Head Football Coach
  • Danny Manning – Head Men's Basketball Coach – Wake Forest University
  • Rollie Massimino – Former Men's Basketball Coach - Villanova, UNLV, and Cleveland State
  • Joanne P. McCallie – Head Women's Basketball Coach, Duke University
  • Jerry McGee – College Football Official & Wingate University Past President
  • Frank McGuire – Former Head Basketball Coach at USC and UNC
  • Jack McKeon – Former manager - Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres and Oakland Athletics
  • Bones McKinney – Former Head Basketball coach at Wake Forest
  • Mick Mixon – Play-by-play radio announcer Carolina Panthers NFL. 2013 RSC Banquet Speaker
  • Eric Montross – UNC Chapel Hill Basketball Radio Color Analyst & Tarheel Legend
  • Jerry Moore – Head Football Coach at Appalachian State
  • LeVelle Moton – Head Men's Basketball Coach NC Central University
  • Jeff Mullins – Duke & NBA Golden State Basketball Star
  • Jack Murdock – Former Wake Forest Basketball Player & Coach
  • Stan Musial – Three time NL MVP - St. Louis Cardinals and Hall of Famer
  • Byron Nelson – All–time golf great
  • Tom O'Brien – Head Football Coach at NC State University
  • Mike O'Cain – Head Football Coach at NC State University
  • Dave Odom – Head Basketball Coach at University of South Carolina, former Coach at Wake Forest University. 2011 RSC Banquet Keynote Speaker
  • Jesse Owens – US Olympic track and field hero
  • Billy Packer – CBS basketball analyst and former Wake Forest basketball great
  • Satchel Paige – Former Negro League great; member of baseball's Hall of Fame
  • Benny Parsons – NASCAR great
  • Bill Peters – Carolina Hurricanes Head Coach
  • Digger Phelps – Former basketball Coach at Notre Dame University
  • Skip Prosser – Head Men's Basketball coach at Wake Forest University
  • Lou Pucillo – NC State Basketball & NC Sports Hall of Fame
  • Bobby Richardson – former NY Yankee second baseman; World Series MVP
  • Brooks Robinson – Former Baltimore Oriole great and Hall of Famer
  • Lenny Rosenbluth –All-American UNC Basketball player, 1957 NCAA Championship Team
  • Bobby Ross – Former college and NFL head football coach
  • James "Twiggy" Saunders – former showman of the Globetrotters
  • Herb Sendek – Head Men's Basketball Coach at North Carolina State University
  • Paul Simson – Amateur Golfing great; NC Sports Hall of Fame
  • Enos Slaughter – Baseball Hall of Famer
  • Dean Smith – Former head men's basketball coach at UNC
  • James "Bonecrusher" Smith – Former world heavyweight boxing champion
  • George Steinbrenner – Owner of the New York Yankees
  • John Swofford – Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Ray Tanner – NC State Baseball Coach
  • David Thompson – Former NC State and NBA basketball all star
  • Carlton Tudor – Asst. Sports Editor, The News & Observer
  • Bob Uecker – Milwaukee Brewer commentator and former major league player.
  • Jim Valvano – Former Head Men's Basketball Coach at NC State University
  • Dick Vitale – ESPN basketball analyst; former Head Coach of the Detroit Pistons
  • Dr. Leroy Walker – Former President of the US Olympic Committee
  • Tom Walter – Baseball Head Coach – Wake Forest University
  • Bucky Waters – Former ACC Basketball Player & Coach, TV Commentator
  • Earl Weaver – Former Baltimore Orioles manager
  • Ron Wellman – AD Wake Forest University
  • George Whitfield – 40 year Coaching Career – Baseball. Enshrined in 7 Hall of Fames
  • Roy Williams – Head Men's Basketball Coach – UNC Chapel Hill
  • Ted Williams – Former Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer
  • Debbie Yow – Director of Athletics, NC State University
  • Kay Yow – Women's Head Basketball Coach at NC State University