Class of 1950
After the war he returned to Lenior-Rhyne College where he played football. He was named All Conference and All State and was an Honorable Mention All American.
Mr Painter coached football at Lenior-Rhyne for 30 years. He was head coach from 1962-72. His teams won 12 conference championships and played in three National Championship Games. He was named NAIA District Coach of the Year four times.
He was atletic director at Lenior-Rhyne from 1972-83 and president of the South Atlantic Conference from 1980-82.
Lenior-Rhyne College Hall of Fame
NAIA Hall of Fame
Catawba County Sports Hall of Fame
Swain County Athletic Hall of Fame
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