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Enka's DeWeese Named to NCHSAA Hall of Fame
Enka's DeWeese Named to NCHSAA Hall of Fame
Posted on 02/03/2022
Enka coaching legend Susan DeWeese was named to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) Hall of Fame on Jan. 26.Featured Photos: 1) Head Coach Susan DeWeese (Left) stands with the 1982 state volleyball champions of Enka High. 2) Enka High School's Kyle Reagan (left), Susan DeWeese (center), and Brian Carver (right) together on the basketball court Feb. 1, 2022. 3) Head Coach Susan DeWeese (Left) stands with the 1983 state basketball champions of Enka High.

By: Benjamin Rickert
BCS Communications Dept.

Enka High School's Kyle Reagan (left), Susan DeWeese (center), and Brian Carver (right) together on the basketball court Feb. 1, 2022.Sugar Jet coaching legend and former Enka High School teacher Susan DeWeese was named to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s (NCHSAA) Hall of Fame on Jan. 26. She was one of only eight selected statewide for the honor. On Feb. 1, the Enka-Candler community honored DeWeese for her accomplishment on the basketball court prior to a varsity basketball home game.

“I just want to say that I share this honor with all the Sugar Jets from 1975 to 2005, all my assistant coaches, parents, and the community,” she said.

DeWeese taught school health and physical education for thirty years at Enka High starting in 1975. From 2005 to 2020, she served as a NCHSAA volleyball official. As the head volleyball coach, DeWeese led the Sugar Jets’ to a staggering 491 wins and only 196 losses, and a state championship win in 1982. Additionally, her volleyball teams earned 12 conference championships and three state runner-up titles in 1983, 1986, and 1987. As the head women’s basketball coach, she claimed the 1983 NCHSAA 3A state championship.

1983 NCHSAA AAA State Champion Basketball Team Enka's 1983 basketball champions.DeWeese said that Enka High became like a home for her, andshe never wanted to work or coach anywhere else.

“I often spent more time with my players than my family, and they were like family to me,” she explained. “I’m proud of each and every one of them. Once a sugar jet, always a sugar jet.”

DeWeese graduated from A.C. Reynolds High in 1971 and Western Carolina University in 1975. She was given the Order of the Long Leaf Pine award by Governor Jim Hunt in 1978. She was also named to the A.C. Reynolds High Athletic Hall of Fame, Enka High’s Athletic Hall of Fame, and the WNC Sports Hall of Fame.

Learn more about Coach Susan DeWeese in the NCHSAA Hall of Fame announcement from Jan. 26.

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