Grayson is best known as the head football coach at Eastern Guilford High School from 1976-91. His 1982 team went 12-1 and won the state 3-A Division II championship. The football field at Eastern bears his name. Grayson also coached wrestling and baseball. As an athlete, the Lexington native attended Guilford College and played football for two years, leading the Carolinas Conference in rushing and scoring in 1966. He played baseball for three seasons and was an NAIA All-American twice and also played basketball for the Quakers. Grayson was drafted in the third round by the Detroit Tigers in 1968 and played six seasons of minor league baseball. This is the fourth Hall of Fame to which he has been named.