Hall of Fame
Local Hall gets a home at Crown (Fayetteville Observer - 10/28/04)
Shea Ralph didn’t win a state championship while at Terry Sanford High School, but that was one of the few things she didn’t accomplish in her high school career.She led her team to two second-place finishes in the state tournament. When she graduated from Terry Sanford in 1996, she held or shared 17 N.C. High School Athletic Association records. USA Today named her its national high school player of the year. She went to the University of Connecticut, overcoming a knee injury her freshman year to eventually lead the Huskies to the NCAA title in 2000, beating Tennessee in the championship game. That year she was named the Big East’s Player of the Year, MVP in the Final Four as well as Kodak All-American. She was drafted by Utah of the WNBA, but continued problems with her knees prevented her from ever playing pro basketball. She briefly served as an assistant coach with the Springfield Spirit of the National Women’s Basketball League and then joined the University of Pittsburgh staff in 2003 as an assistant coach. She continues to work there today.
Dr. Franklin Clark
Raye was a star quarterback at E.E. Smith High School and later at Michigan State. Since leaving the playing field, Raye has enjoyed a long career coaching in the NFL. He has been with a dozen NFL teams since 1977 and is now offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders. For the past three years he has put on a benefit football camp in the summer for youngsters in Fayetteville.
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