Shealy headed to South Carolina Football Hall of Fame

Shealy headed to South Carolina Football Hall of Fame

GREENVILLE, S.C. – Former Carson-Newman football coach Dal Shealy is among the inductees for the fourth class of the South Carolina Football Hall of Fame. 

Shealy will be inducted in a ceremony at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville on April 21.  He will join Clemson linebacker Jeff Davis, University of Tennessee wide receiver Stanley Morgan and Clemson defensive lineman Michael Dean Perry. 

Dalmuth "Dal" Shealy was born on August 1, 1938, and he attended high school in Batesburg, South Carolina. Shealy was a three sport athlete in high school and earned four varsity letters in each sport.

He attended and played football for Carson-Newman College, and he eventually went on to serve his country in the Marines, where he continued playing football.  A reservist for the United State Marine Corps in college, he was commissioned as a lieutenant upon graduation and went on to win the National Service Championship playing ball for the Quantico Marines.

After he left the military, Shealy began his coaching career. He went on to earn NAIA Coach of the Year in both 1971 and 1972 while guiding Carson-Newman to its first NAIA championship game appearance in 1972 where the Eagles lost to East Texas State 21-18.  Shealy was 30-13 in his four years as head coach at Mossy Creek. 

He helped reinstate the football programs at Mars Hill and was later the head coach with the University of Richmond. He also served as Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Baylor, Tennessee, Auburn, and Iowa State.

He took the Spiders to a pair of playoff appearances and was named Virginia coach of the year in his eight years at the helm of the Richmond football program. 

He was a pioneer in coaching and football his entire career even developing some of the concepts and techniques now used in the popular spread offense.

In 1989 Dal Shealy joined the FCA in its infancy and helped establish the organization as an international juggernaut. He served as President from 1992 until 2005. Accompanying his long list of accomplishments is Mr. Shealy's literary success. He has written several books about playing football and coaching.

Dal currently lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife Barbara, and they have been married over 55 years.

Shealy was presented with Carson-Newman's Founder's Day Medallion, one of the most prestigious honors given by the university, in October of 2015. 


C​eremony Details​

When: April 21st ​

Where: ​Hyatt Regency in Downtown Greenville​

Time: ​5:00pm Check In/6:00pm Doors Open/7:00pm Opening Remarks​

Hosted by: ​Orlando Jones​

Honoring: ​Collegiate Player of the Year presented by Hale's Jewelers​ (Deshaun Watson), Class of 2016, 2016 Humanitarian Award

Tickets: $200 per person/$1800 per table (10 seats) available

Cause: ​Development for the SCFHOF Programs (Business Connect and Youth Scholarship Program) & the Mobile Museum and Fan Experience ("MMFE").​

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About the SC Football Hall of Fame

The South Carolina Football Hall of Fame honors athletes, coaches, business, and media professionals from the Palmetto State past and present, who created a historic and significant impact on college and/or professional football and helps promote and preserve the game of football and those who play it.

The SCFHOF is a non-profit organization out of Greenville, SC that aims to support former college football players through their Business Connect Program, and provide all youth with the opportunity to receive safe football training through their Youth Scholarship Fund.

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