Athletic Department

Athletic Department: Earl B. Ruth

Earl B. Ruth

Year Inducted: 1985
Category: Coaching


-All-State basketball player at Charlotte, N.C. Central High School
-Basketball team captain at UNC-Chapel Hill, earned All-Southern Conference honors at UNC, 1936-38
-Catawba basketball coach for 14 years, 1946-51, 1952-60 (154 wins), including Carolinas Conference Championship in 1960
-Catawba baseball coach, 1949-1951 (41-16), and served as assistant football coach
-Served as Catawba athletic director, 1953-64; chairman of physical education department, 1960-4; Dean of Students, 1964-68
-Chaired Carolinas Conference Basketball Tournament for ten years
-Served as U.S. Congressman, N.C. 8th Distric, 1968-1974; and as Governor of American Samoa, 1975-1976

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