Melvin Fair was one of the best wrestlers ever to come out of Guilford County. In 1971, at Andrews High School, he won the state title at 145 pounds, compiling a 29-0 record. He also played football and track with the Red Raiders. He then spent four years on the wrestling team at N.C. A&T, winning three MEAC championships and being named team MVP twice. Fair moved into coaching at the middle school and high school levels and spent five years as head wrestling coach at Winston-Salem State. There his teams won four CIAA championships and he was named coach of the year four times. He also served several years as the athletics director at Dudley.