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The Mount Tabor High School Hall of Fame recognizes, honors, and provides an enduring memorial for those persons whose outstanding contributions have enriched the academic, artistic, athletic programs and brought honor to the school through their leadership, character, achievement and service. The recognition of past individuals and their significant contributions to Mount Tabor High School will serve to provide models for future generations to emulate.


Mount Tabor High School Volunteer Track Coach & Benefactor, 1996-2006; Volunteer coach of 9 state championship teams 2001-2004; Financier & supervisor, new MTHS track facilities & automatic timing system; Track and field official, coach, competitor, administrator and supporter; Ed Barron Memorial Award; Southeastern US Masters Track & Field, Inc.; USATF National Administrator of the Year 1994.


Mount Tabor High School Graduate 1997; Two-time CPC 4A football, basketball & track teams; Football: Conference Player of the Year; WS Journal All-Northwest Team; Chronicle Player of the Year; NC East-West All-Star game receiver; All-Northwest & Chronicle All-Cty/County basketball teams; Champion track relay team 1997; WSFC HS Sports Hall of Fame 2008.


Mount Tabor High School 2003-04; UNCSA high school 2007 & USC Columbia Honors College 2011 graduate; Violinist, songwriter singer and performer; Creator of four string-inspired albums: Beautiful to Me, Taking Time, Lady with a Rocket and Astronaut; Philanthropist, donating some album proceeds to UNCSA, Sierra Club and Pets Incorporated.


Mount Tabor High School “Class that Never Was”; Junior Class President; National Honor Society; Varsity football & track; Basketball: three-time All-Conference; three-time All City/County; 1971 Player of the Year; two-time All-Northwest NC; Frank Spencer Award 1972; All-State East-West All-Star game player 1972; UNC Chapel Hill basketball scholarship.


Mount Tabor High School Graduate 2002; Seven-time individual track state champion, 4-time track team state champion; 2002 200m High School National Champion; Five-time All American, NC Gatorade Athlete of the Year 2002; Wake Forest University track: ACC Champion 2006, multiple All-ACC selections; Marine Corps Combat Valor Device Award & Combat Action Ribbon.

Dennis & Kristen Ring

Mount Tabor Faculty -- Kristen: English teacher, founder & coach of MTHS field hockey program; creator of partnership with WFU to tutor & mentor struggling learners; MTHS Teacher of the Year 2006; Marcellus Waddell National Teaching Award; Dennis: Spanish teacher; girls' golf program founder & coach; Multiple CPC Coach of the Year; Chronicle Coach of the Year; Triad Sports Weekly Coach of the Year; Spartan Service Award 2005.


Mount Tabor High School Graduate 1999; 1998 USA Today top prep football player in NC; Central; Piedmont All-Conference designation 1995-1998; Central Piedmont Offensive Player of the Year 1997 &1998; All-Northwest designation 1997 & 1998; Shrine Bowl selection 1998; All State selection 1998-99; 2,145 rushing yards in a single season.

David Thomas Brown

Mount Tabor High School Alumni; UNCSA high school and college graduate; Broadway performer in Book of Mormon (lead) and American Psycho; Off-Broadway performer in The Legend of Georgia McBride (Clive Barnes Award for Theatre) and Heathers:The Musical; National tour performer in The Bridges of Madison County; guest star in television show Chicago P.D.


Mount Tabor High School Graduate 1988; Community Medicine and health educator raising health and wellness awareness across using a mantra of “Get Checked.Get Fit.Get Moving!”; Champion for Change Award recipient 2013; Jack & Jill, Inc. leadership & community service award; Robert C. Baird Award for overachievement in pursuit of a Medical Degree 1996; University of Notre Dame & Tulane University School of Medicine graduate.


Mount Tabor High School “Class that Never Was” and Long-Time School Supporter; Legacy Class Chairman, MTHS 50thAnniversary Committee; NC Tobacco International CEO; NICORUB, LLC President; Vice Chair, High Point University Board of Trustees & Order of the Lighted Lamp recognition for leadership, character & academic achievement; Clemmons Moravian Church volunteer.


Mount Tabor High School Parent Volunteer 1991-1995; Supported Mount Tabor Athletics with a major gift to help sustain and grow all sports programs; Maintained all elements of the baseball field; Coached Pop Warner football and Little League baseball from 1983 to 1990; Practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology 1981 to 2009; Professor of Obstetrics at WFU School of Medicine.


Mount Tabor High School Graduate 1995; UNCSA college graduate; Head writer for 2009 HBO series “Eastbound & Down” and 2016 HBO series “Vice Principals”; wrote screenplay for Netflix movie “Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter” starring Danny McBride and Josh Brolin; writer on Comedy Central’s “Workaholics”; Co-Creator with Jordan Peele of comedy series “The Last O.G.” starring Tracy Morgan.


Mount Tabor Teacher and Coach 1984-2001; Dedicated 34 years to teaching and coaching in WSFC schools where he coached football, baseball, softball, basketball and volleyball; Lifelong mentor and friend to his students; Loved by the thousands of young people he selflessly inspired, influenced, taught and encouraged.


MTHS Parent Volunteer 2006-2016; PTSA Executive Board President, Academics Board VP, Hall of Fame & 50th Anniversary Chairman; Outstanding Volunteer of 2013 and 2017; 2017 WS/FC School Board Volunteer Recognition & PTA Judy Mountjoy Volunteer Award recipient, WS/FC Council of PTAs Treasurer; Volunteer for Jefferson Elementary & Hanes Middle PTA; Speas Elementary and First Presbyterian Church.

Chris Gaynor

MTHS Graduate 2004; All State, Bull City Classic MVP, NC Play-by-Play MVP, Frank Spencer All Tournament, All Conference, MVP 2008, All Northwest; WS Journal Team, NC East / West Game, All-time scorer; Winthrop University 2017 Hall of Fame, 4 Big South championships, 2007 College Insider Mid-Major Player of the Year, starting point guard in 129 games, 2007 Orange Bowl Classic MVP, 1,000 points, 500 assists and 200 steals.


MTHS Graduate 1969; Valedictorian, National Merit Semi-Finalist, NC Governor’s School, yearbook editor; NHS VP, junior class VP, one of top singles/doubles tennis team player, first cross-country conf. championship winner; MIT and MIT Sloan School of Business graduate; Founder & Managing Director of Talleyrand Capital Management, LLC.


Mount Tabor Student 1966 to 1971; member of the "class that never was"; Football team from 1968 through 1971, Student Council member; Attended Western Carolina University; a practicing public artist since 1981; owns an art gallery in Elkin, NC.


Math Teacher and head football coach 1970-1971; Northwest Piedmont Coach of the Year, 1970; All-CIAA and All-American for NC Central University; Head Football Coach of Livingstone College, 1973-1978; played professional football for the Montreal Allouettes (CFL).


Graduated from Mount Tabor 1989; Student Council president and NHS member; 1989 Commencement speaker; six varsity letters in baseball and football; UNC-Chapel Hill graduate; president and CEO at AIT Worldwide Logistics.


Graduated in 2005; Four-Star player, USA Today No. 1 player (2005); MVP in the 2004 NC Shrine Bowl; represented East Squad in Army All-American Game; graduate of Florida State University in 2008 - All ACC Academic Team: 2007, 2008; Free Agent signee of the Atlanta Falcons, 2009.


Graduated in 1969; member of school's first football team; three-sport athlete: football, basketball, track; All City/County (1968); Chaplain Senior Service Club, 1967-1969; president of the Monogram Club, 1968-1969; graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College in 1973.


graduated in 2000 as valedictorian; Junior Marshal, member of NHS, Spanish Honor Society, and Tri-M; 4-year All-County band member; 4-year CPC Swimmer of the year, undefeated; 9 Spartan swim records; 4 varsity letters at the University of Georgia, swim team captain; master's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2007.


Senior Army Instructor, Teacher for 19 years in WS/FCS; 26 years of service, retired Army Colonel; worked for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pentagon, U.S. Military War Room; student rifle teams won WS/FCS Championships 17 of 19 years; teacher of the year in 2001.


First head football and wrestling coach; 1968 football championship winner; first coach to be named WS/FCS Coach of the Year, Conference Coach of the Year, 1968; became member of WS/FCS Sports Hall of Fame, 1984.


Graduated in 1990; cross-country NCHSAA champion, 1988/1989, individual champion, 1989, All-American 1990, four-time All-State winner 1986-1989; indoor champion,1990, 2-mile relay team champions 1990, national indoor mile champion 1990; 4x800 outdoor team champions 1989; at Wake Forest University, ACC champion 3 sports represented United States in the World Cross-Country Championships, 1991.


Graduated in 1990; cross-country NCHSAA champion, 1988,1989; individual runner-up, 1989, 3-time All-State runner; 4x800 team champions, 1990; individual champion for outdoor, 1600m/3200m, 1990; state 4x800 champions, 1989; NCHSAA State Meet Most Valuable Runner; 1990. U.S. National Junior Cross-Country Team Member, 1991; WFU graduate, 1995; two-time All ACC; three ACC individual track titles.


Graduated in 2009; National Merit Finalist; Symphonic Band, Student Council, NHS; All County and All District Bands; 2008 N.C. Gatorade Player of the Year; 2009 NCHSAA Champion, High Jump and 4x400 Relay; 2008 Swim Conference Relay Champion; 2008 NCHSAA Champion, 4x400 Relay; WFU Volleyball Rookie Player of the Year, 2009; All-ACC 2010-2011; Academic All-American 2009-2012; professional volleyball in Rovaniemi, Finland.


Graduated in 1996; played soccer, football, track: Shrine Bowl participant and football co-captain, 1995; scored in 26 consecutive football games in 1994-1995; school record of 55 yards; starting place kicker at Wake Forest University; twice named WFU Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year; ACC Scholar Athlete Award winner, 1999.


Rebecca: 15-year orchestra director; program of 100+ students; 38 superior and 1 excellent rating; chair of NC & WS/FCS Orchestra Directors Associations; NC Orchestra Director of the year. Danny: band director; program of 180+ students; 200+ students at NWNC All-District; two-time band Director of the Year; W-S Youth Symphony Conductor; began Arts Boosters. Both took ensembles to Carnegie Hall, 1999; began PTSA Arts Board.


Graduated in 2007; NCHSAA wrestling champion, 2006-2007; National All American, undefeated season; 2007; runner-up at Rocky Mountain Nationals, 2007; Southern Conference Wrestler of the Year at ASU; four-time NCAA Championship qualifier; NCAA Division 1 All-American; assistant wrestling coach at ASU.


MTHS Graduate 1971; All-County Basketball/Volleyball, 1970-71; Student Government class rep; Scholastic Honor Roll; played golf, volleyball, basketball at WFU; WS/FCS Sports Hall of Fame, 1990.


MTHS varsity basketball player, graduate 2009; Frank Spencer MVP 2007; CPC MVP, Carolina Challenge Player of the Year, 2008; NBA Top 100 Invitee, McDonalds All-American Nominee, NC 4-A Championship MVP, AP All-State First Team, Sports Triad News Player of the Year, WS Journal Player of the Year 2009; WFU basketball captain; ACC All-Freshman, All-ACC Academic Team.


Athletic director and teacher for 16 years; track, football and basketball coach; first basketball conference championship; WS/FCS Coach of the Year; first Conference Wachovia Cup 1995.


MTHS Parent, PTSA board member 2002-2012; Executive Board Co-President, Co-Vice President, Secretary; Academic Board member, 10 years; Board chair, 6 years; SIT Parent Representative, 4 years; MTHS PTSA Volunteer of the Year for 3 years.


MTHS Athletics Board President 2004-2011; WS/FCS Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, 2011; established Spartan Club, Banner Sponsor program, 2005; enabled more than $1 million in athletic dept. improvements; presented information to classes to promote financial literacy.


Barry: MTHS Marching, Symphonic, and Concert Bands had consistent Superior ratings in state competitions; district president and chair of All-District band auditions for NWNC Bandmembers Association, charter member of NC Bandmaster Association’s Marching Band Committee. Sabrina: MTHS Orchestra earned 9 superior ratings at state festival; president of NC Orchestra Association, Western Regional Director of the Year, 2007.


MTHS 1969 graduate; sophomore/junior class president; Student Body president; played basketball, football, track; All-City/County and District; Morehead Scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill; scored first MTHS touchdown; inducted into WSFCS Sports Hall of Fame, 1990.


Teacher, Assistant Athletic Director, and Coach for 37 years--21 years at MTHS; Academic Team Head Coach, Math Team Coach, four-time Math Championship winner; Cheerleading 1997 South Atlantic Regional Championship; president of the Cheerleading Coaches Association 1989-1991.


MTHS attendee 1979-1981; in first musical, “Bye Bye Birdie”; football team captain; UNC-Chapel Hill graduate; served as ESPN Sportscenter anchor and Monday Night Countdown.


MTHS graduate 2006; eight varsity letters in football, lacrosse; two-time All Conference, two 4A state quarterfinals in football; Shrine Bowl 2005; UNC-Chapel Hill football and All-ACC Academic Special Teams Captain; drafted by Green Bay Packers in 2011.


MTHS graduate 2006; Thespian Society, Spartanettes, Most Valued Choral Musician; at ASU, Concerto-Aria Competition finalist, Baroque Ensemble and Appalachian Chorale soloist; Sword of Honor and Collegiate Honor Award recipient from Sigma Alpha Iota. President of American Choral Directors Association: Collegiate Chapter; President of Sigma Alpha Iota; President of American Choral Directors Association; Vice-President of ASU a cappella.


MTHS graduate 2003; XC/track State Champion in 2001-2003; two-time Boys HS Mile winner at Penn Relays; Nike Athlete of the Week, Gatorade Athlete of the Year; Middle Distance and Track Team member for Georgetown University; All BIG EAST; All Region; 5 time All-American; 2007-2008 Big East/Aeropastale Scholar-Athlete Award; Academic All-American; 2-year captain in Cross Country; Indoor/Outdoor Track; 2008 – Semi-finals 1500m Olympic Trials.


MTHS faculty for 33 years; football, track, wrestling coach; 125-73-2 record for wrestling; coaches 2 state champions, 4 state runners-up, 1 state 3rd place winner, 2 state 4th place winners, 20 state qualifiers; hosted Italian Olympic wrestling team; served as Assistant and Head Athletic Director.


MTHS 1989 graduate; played football, basketball, track; 3-year track regional champion; 4-year All-Central Piedmont Track; AAU Junior Olympics National Champion for 400m; 3-time All City-County for football; All-State wide receiver and Parade All-American; US Marine Corps “Outstanding Athlete”; UNC-Chapel Hill football player, drafted by Saskatchewan Rough Riders and later played for Florida Bobcats and Connecticut Coyotes.


MTHS graduate 1970; NHS, Student Court Judge, ICC Vice-President; Senior Class President; WF School of Medicine graduate, board certified cardiovascular surgeon; assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery at Wake Forest; member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, American College of Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians and the America Medical Association.


Teacher, Media Coordinator, club sponsor for 34 years in WS/FCS, 30 at MTHS; helped establish ICC.


Teacher, Swim Coach, Mentor in WS/FCS for 40 years; 25 at MTHS. Teacher of the year in 1986 and 1996; NHS sponsor, Civitans Service Club sponsor.


Teacher and administrator in WS/FCS for 38 years; principal at MTHS for 17 years; contributed to Mount Tabor becoming a 4A high school and its winning athletic and strong academic tradition.


MTHS 2005 graduate; national high school 100m record (10.08 seconds); University of Arkansas record holder in 60m/100m; US representative in international competitions including Pan Am Games and 2007 World Track and Field Championships.


MTHS graduate 2005. Two-time All-American and member of the 2007 National Championship team at WFU. Second overall pick for MLS team Toronto FC in 2009.


History teacher, cross-country and track coach for 17 years at MTHS. State Championships with 11 teams; conference Coach of the Year 22 times, NC Coach of the Year 8 times.


Teacher and principal in WS/FCS for 36 years, 18 of which were at MTHS. He was the first principal of Mount Tabor, serving from 1966-1984.


Teacher and head jv basketball coach for 13 years at MTHS, as well as the head boys golf coach; known as the “Voice of the Spartans,” as he was the announcer at home football games for many seasons.


Teacher, Theatre Arts Director, and senior class sponsor at MTHS for 30 years; responsible for forming the Theatre Arts Club and beginning the Senior Class activities on campus.


Served within the PTSA for 8 years; Arts Board Co-Presidents from 1995-2001; advocates for Equity in all Arts Programs in WS/FCS.


Teacher, head football coach, head athletic director during 12 years at MTHS. While here, the football team won 10 conference championships and had a record of 122-33-1.