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University of North Carolina Wilmington Athletics Records

 Record Group
Identifier: UA-RG-12

Scope and Contents

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Athletics Records contains departmental information as well as information from men's and women's team sports offices. Although Wilmington College also had student athletes involved in intercollegiate sports, most of the information in this collection dates from after the Wilmington College period. In 1969, Wilmington College joined the University of North Carolina System of public higher education and became UNC Wilmington. Departmental records include certification and self-study reports for the National Collegiate Athletic Association, newsletters, press releases, athletic directors' correspondence, and legal information about Title IX. Team records include programs, media guides, and schedules. Teams represented in this record group are baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country/track and field, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling.


  • Creation: 1969-2023


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

The content described is copyrighted and presented courtesy of the University of North Carolina Wilmington Randall Library. This material may be used for educational and scholarship purposes provided: a) proper attribution accompanies any use of the content; b) the use, copy, republication, display, and/or distribution is not for commercial purposes; and c) you may not alter, add to, change, modify, or revise the subject content.

Biographical / Historical

Wilmington College opened in 1947, under the authority of the New Hanover County Board of Education. Financial support came from a county-wide tax levy voted by the citizens in addition to tuition fees. The principal of New Hanover High School, Thomas T. Hamilton, simultaneously served as first college president. New Hanover High School was the first location of Wilmington College. In 1948, Wilmington College acquired space for administrative offices in the Isaac Bear building, a former elementary school. Dr. William Madison Randall, dean 1952-1958 then President 1958-1969, had the goal of expanding the institution into a major player in higher education. In the 1950s, the college obtained land for Wilmington College's campus, and in 1961 moved to wbat is now College Road.

The first Director of Athletics was in the 1962-1963 academic year. The director was William J. Brooks, who ran the department until 1992.

Paul A. Miller 1992-2000 Peg Bradley-Dopps 2000-2005 Michael J. Capaccio 2005-2008 Kelly Mehrtens 2008-2011 Jimmy F. Bass 2011-2023 Michael Oblinger 2023-present


4.16 Linear Feet (3 records center boxes, 1 document box, and 26 oversize folders)

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Processing Information

This collection was processed by Nina Herzog in Fall, 2023.

University of North Carolina Wilmington Athletics Records
Adina Riggins and Nina Herzog
2024 January
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives Repository