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Tony Ferrell
Tony Ferrell
Year Inducted: 2001
Area of Distinction: Administrator / Coach
Graduation Year: N/A

Tony Ferrell coached the North Carolina Wesleyan men’s soccer team from 1980 to 1988 and  at the time of his induction, was the school’s all-time winningest coach with a record of 100-62-13.

During his first three years of rebuilding the team, his teams posted a 15-37-3 record. His next six years produced 85 wins, 25 losses and 10 ties. He was named the Dixie Conference Coach of the Year in 1984 when his team was 16-2-2, finishing second in the Dixie and making the program's first NCAA appearance. His 1987 Bishops were Co-Champions of the Dixie with a 6-1 record, finishing 17-2-2 overall. That same season, Wesleyan made its second NCAA Tournament appearance, losing in the first round 4-3 in two overtimes.

In 1988, Ferrell’s team won the Dixie with a 5-0-1 record and he was once again named Dixie Coach of the Year. The Bishops returned to the NCAA Tournament, beating Mary Washington in the first round 1-0 before losing in the second.