Calvin "Cal" Irvin
In 18 years as the Aggies Head Coach, Cal Irvin led North Carolina A&T to five CIAA championships. In the 1958-59 season, NC A&T became the first black college to earn a bid to the NCAA tournament. The Aggies advanced to the Final Four and finished third in the country. During his tenure, the Aggies never finished below .500. Irvin’s success would carry the Aggies over from the CIAA into the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, where he won the school’s first league championship in 1972. Irvin held a 308-105 record as coach of the Aggies. His first CIAA championship came in 1958. Irvin’s teams won CIAA titles in 1959, 1962, 1964, and 1967. Irvin is an author of three books on basketball techniques and a member of the CIAA Hall of Fame and the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.