Chapter Nine: 1991–1992 147
Head Golf Coach Jesse Haddock, sixty-five years
old, retired in the spring after thirty-two seasons, two
national Coach of the Year citations, fifteen ACC team
championships, three NCAA team titles, seventeen
individual ACC champions, three individual national
medalists, and thirty players named All-American
sixty-five times. At a banquet at the Stouffer Win-
ston Plaza Hotel on April 20, President Hearn called
Coach Haddock a “legend” and his former players
and many friends his “legacy.” The Board of Trustees
gave Haddock the title “Golf Coach Emeritus.”
In women’s sports, Joe Sanchez resigned as the
women’s basketball coach after seven years and a
winning record of 109–93. The team had achieved
a record of .500 or better for five seasons, including
four straight from 1988 to 1991. In other athletic news, Gene Hooks informed President
Hearn in January that cost prohibited starting a women’s soccer program in 1992–1993.
Women’s Golf Coach Diane Dailey was elected President of the National Golf Coaches
Association, and Field Hockey Coach Barbara Bradley, twice named Deep South Coach
of the Year, retired at the end of the 1991 season after eleven years. She was replaced
by Jennifer Averill. At the same time, the field hockey program moved from the Deep
South Conference to the ACC, facing the four schools with field hockey teams: North
Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Duke. Diane McKeon, a member of the women’s
tennis team, received the University’s award for most outstanding female athlete.
In men’s basketball, Rodney Rogers played on the U.S. national team that won
a gold medal at the World University Games held in Sheffield, England, July 15–24.
He averaged 12.3 points and 4.5 rebounds during the six games. Later in the year,
he received the Arnold Palmer Award as the most outstanding male athlete at Wake
Forest. On December 31, Coach Dave Odom “redshirted” guard Randolph Childress,
who had a torn left anterior cruciate ligament that needed continued rehabilitation.
Derrick McQueen received the Murray Greason Award, given to a basketball player
who exhibits outstanding leadership on the court. Former basketball star Charlie
Davis administered Athletes Care, which involved 126 student-athletes in helping at-
risk children in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System.
The Wake Forest men’s basketball team beat Duke on February 23. Fans
mobbed the floor of the Joel Memorial Coliseum and did mudslides across the
Quad after the Demon Deacons came from behind in the last five minutes to stun
the Blue Devils 72–68.
The men’s soccer team lost a 1–0 overtime heartbreaker to Furman in the first
round of the NCAA tournament in late November. They outshot the Paladins 21–10
to no avail.
The Arts
In the March 1992 issue of Wake Forest Magazine, Bynum Shaw (’48) described how
two rival groups—the Dramatics Club and the Little Theatre—came together in fall
Jesse Haddock
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