William D. Peerman

On October 20, 2000, the Chapel Hill High School football stadium was dedicated and named in honor of two former educators, one of whom was William Peerman. Coach William Donald "Huck" Peerman coached football, basketball and baseball at Lincoln High School in the 1950s and 1960s. While at Lincoln, the Mighty Tigers football team had a four-year, 47-game winning streak. In 1964, the team won the state 2-A championship among black schools. He later became the first African American football coach at Chapel Hill High School. A three-sport athlete at North Carolina College for Negroes (North Carolina Central University), Peerman played in the Negro Baseball League with the Brandon Greys.  He was inducted posthumously into the Athletic Hall of Fame at North Carolina Central in 1985.


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