North Carolina A&T has an athletics department that is rich in history with former athletes who are household names. All 15 intercollegiate varsity programs compete against the finest competition in the nation in a competitive and even victorious manner. Over the last decade, the Aggies have captured MEAC titles in football, baseball, bowling and women's basketball. Also, over the last decade, the men's outdoor track program has 22 MEAC Champions and seven All-Americans. The women's outdoor track and field program boast of 12 MEAC Champions and two All-Americans. The men's and women's indoor teams have produced one All-American apiece over the last five years.
Former Aggie student-athletes have not only gone on to do great things in the sports world, but they have also been instrumental in business and politics. Former Aggies quarterback Jesse Jackson, Sr., went on to run for president in 1984 and 1988. Jackson, the head of Rainbow/Push, was named as one of the NCAA's most influential athletes over the past 100 years in 2005. Al Attles was a star basketball player at A&T. In 1975, he became just the second African-American coach to win an NBA title when he led Golden State to the championship. He is the first and only HBCU graduate to win an NBA title as a head coach. Today, he works as a vice president in Golden State's front office.
Hugh Evans, a 1962 graduate of North Carolina A&T, was an NBA draft pick and played in the San Francisco Giants minor league organization. Evans went on to become an NBA referee where he consistently rated out as one of the top officials in the league. He refereed 35 NBA Finals game over distinguished 30-year career. He is currently an assistant supervisor of officials at the NBA front office. The Aggies even have a Pro Football Hall of Famer in Elvin Bethea who was inducted in 2003.
The Aggies also possess some of the finest facilities in black college and mid-major athletics. Corbett Sports Center, where the Aggies compete in men's and women's basketball, volleyball and swimming, was ranked among the best college basketball environments in the nation. Aggie Stadium is where you can find a state-of-the-art track and video scoreboard. It is a great place to watch a football. Aggie football routinely ranks among the top five schools in Division I-FCS attendance. The Aggies also have an on-campus softball complex, tennis complex and the baseball stadium is located a few feet from campus.
The North Carolina A&T department of athletics welcomes alumni, fans, prospective student-athletes and parents to learn more about Aggie Athletics. On our site you will find recruiting questionnaires, information about compliance and other general links about the department. You can also visit www.ncat.edu to search for information about A&T academics. Please also consult our staff directory to contact a member of the athletics department.