Dr. Herbert “Herb” Appenzeller
Dr. Appenzeller was a track and football student-athlete during his undergraduate career at Wake Forest and a member of the 1945 football team that earned a bid to the 1946 Gator Bowl. After graduating from Wake in 1948, Appenzeller began his coaching career as the Athletics Director, basketball, and baseball coach at Rolesville High in 1948. Appenzeller then earned his masters from Wake in 1951. After coaching at Wakelon High and Chowan College, he moved to Guilford College (1956-1993) as the Athletics Director. During his tenure at Guilford, teams won three national championships and 31 conference titles. He earned his doctorate in education administration from Duke. Through his writing, lectures, teaching and personal counseling, he has become recognized nationally as a prominent expert in the field of sports liability and received hall of fame honors by a number of national organizations including the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. Today Appenzeller remains a consultant, educator and is the president of Appenzeller and Associates. He serves as editor of the newsletter, “From the Gym to the Jury,” and as a special advisor for the Center for Sports Law and Risk Management.