The Raleigh Sports Club


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

Sports Club Programs for 2018-2019

September 5, 2018
Kevin Keatts,
Head Coach, Men's Basketball, N.C. State University

September 12, 2018
Coach Hugh Durham,
Retired Head Coach, Florida State, Georgia & Jacksonville

September 19, 2018
LeVelle Moton,
North Carolina Central Men's Head Basketball Coach

September 26, 2018
Joe Giglio and Steve Wiseman,
News & Observer sportswriters

October 3, 2018
David Cutcliffe,
Head Football Coach, Duke University

October 10, 2018
Jamie Valvano,
Daughter of the late NCSU Head Basketball Coach, Jim Valvano

October 17, 2018
Special Celebration of Coach Vic Bubas,
former NC State basketball player and Duke Head Coach for Men's Basketball

October 24, 2018
Coach Mike Fox,
Head Baseball Coach, UNC Chapel Hill

October 31, 2018
Coach Pat Popolizio,
Head Coach, Wrestling, NCSU

November 7, 2018
Debbie Yow,
NCSU Athletic Director

November 14, 2018
Wes Moore,
NCSU Women's Head Basketball Coach

November 28, 2018
Liz Clarke,

December 5, 2018
Les Robinson and Bobby Cremins,
Former men's basketball coaches

December 12, 2018
Jonathan Alexander,
News & Observer sportswriter

January 2, 2019
Bethany Bradsher,

January 9, 2019
Sylvia Hatchell,
UNC-Chapel Hill Women's Basketball Head Coach

January 16, 2019
David Glenn,
Sports Radio Show

January 23, 2019
James Henerson,
Owner of Inside Pack Sports

January 30, 2019
Shane Willis,
Carolina Hurricanes

February 6, 2019
Elliot Avent,
Head Baseball Coach, NC State

February 13, 2019
Jon Gilbert,
East Carolina University, Athletics Director

February 20, 2019
Whit Babcock,
Athletic Director, Virginia Tech

February 27, 2019
Al Byrd,
NC State University, Football Chaplain

March 6, 2019
Don Fish,
NC Sports Hall of Fame

March 13, 2019
Bill Hayes,
Filmmaker/Creator of *Morgan Wooten: The Godfather of Basketball"*

March 20, 2019
Dave Doeren,
NCSU Head Football Coach

March 27, 2019
Ron Frederick,
Duke University Former Football Player