Honoring Former Coach William Gaines
and Chancellor Willis B, McLeod
'William Augustus “Gus” Gaines
1945 - 1957/1968 - 1969
Former FSU Coach and Athletic Director William “Gm” Gaines Yesterday... and Today
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The arrival of William A. “Gus” Gaines at Fa^«eville State
marked the beginning of its greatest era m
winning programs under Coach Coppage and Coach Black, but tn
cSnes®winnings are without a doubt, the best m Broncos history.
° Sni begtn his ca.ee, .s “
New York where he lettered in five sports (football, basketball,
baseball, track and wrestling). His best sport ^eRo^
.tarred as a fullback, tackle and kicker. A product of the LeRoy
Mills Football Kicking School, Gaines was one *e ^ ^
kickers and punters in New York. He was named Most Valuable
High School Athlete in 1940. o at Mr.rth
The fall of 1940 found Gaines among the Eagles at North
Carolina College (Central). He made an immediate ™pact, winning
All CIAA honors as a tackle. He followed this with berths on the
All CIAA squad in 1941 and 1942. He was named All-American in
and 1942 as a tackle and fullback. The 1941 season saw the
Eagles play Morris Brown for the National Championship. One of
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Dr. Willis B.
Class of ‘64,
as a founding
member of the
and Today ...
Inside This Issue:
History of Athletics at FSU
The William “Gus” Gaines Years
Installation of Chancellor McLeod
Chief Executive Officers of FSU
FSU Yesterday: A Brief History
FSU Today; Where the Focus
is on You!
FSU in the Community, Bands,
Choirs & Cheerleaders
FSU Alumni Through the Years
The William “Gus” Gaines
Homecoming ‘96 Committee
Page 6-7 j
Page 12-13 f
the highlights of his career also occurred during the 1941 game
againsf arch-rival North Carolina A&T. In that game. Games drop-
kicked three field goals and an extra point conversion to help he
Eagles to a 16-12 victory over the Aggies. One of the kicks tr^’^ele
51 yards. That same year, he helped the Eagles, under Coach John
McLendon, to the CIAA Championship. . . •
Like many of his peers, his education was interrupted in 19
when he was called into the military. During his tour of duty he
played football on the division teams and won All-Army honors as
praduatine in 1945, Gaines was named head coach and
athlSifecIo?, aSd head of .he health Pf W
denartment at Fayetteville State Teachers College by Dr. J- _
Seabrook He had to revive all of the major sports programs had
been dropped due to the war effort. The nucleus of the women
basketball team was in place. They proved to be champions and
FSU Homecoming ‘96 Events!
October 19 - October 27,1996
7:00 p.m. “UPRISING” Musical/Drama journey
from Africa to America „ -r. .
Place; Seabrook Contact: 486-1203 Tickets.
$10 Adu\ts; $5 students w/\D
9-.00 p.m. Student Masquerade Dance — Prizes
for Best Costumesl
Place: UUv Gym Contact; 486-AA66 T\ckat«:
$1 for costumed guests
8:00 p.m. Homecoming Comedy Jam featuring
HBO’s Def Comedy Jam artists
Place: Seabrook Ticlets: $1 FSU students w/ID;
7-8:00 p.m. An Evening with Coach & Mrs.
William “Gus” Gaines . „
Place: Wellington Room, Holiday Inn Bordeaux
8 00 p.m. Homecoming Queen Coronation Ball
Place: Felton J. Capel Arena Contact: Ms.Counal.
Fri. 25 Blue & White Day: Wear your Bronco Best!
2:00 p.m. Homecoming Convocation Honoring
William “Gus"Gaines .. r, ^
Place; Felton J. Capel Arena Contact: Ms. Dunston.
6:00 p.m. Alumni Class Reunion/Athletic Hall
plaMrHoliday Inn Bordeaux Contact; Ms. Dunston,
486-1473 Tickets: $15.00
8:00 p.m. Greek Step Show
Place: Capel Arena Contact; 486-1166 Tickets.
$8 general, $5 FSU students in advance; $10 at door
10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. Miss Alumni Coronation & Ball
Place; Holiday Inn Bordeaux Contact: Ms. Dunston,
Sat. 26 9:30 a.m. Homecoming Parade,
Downtown to FSU Campus
1:30 p.m. Homecoming Game!
Broncos vs. Bowie State Bulldogs! . .
Place; FSU’s Jeralds Stadium Tickets: $17.50
reserved; $15 general; $10 seniors, military &
8:00 p.m. Alumni Homecoming Concert; CHAKA
KHAN and SOLO _ ^
Place: Cumberland Co. Civic Center Contact.
486-1166 Tickets; $30.50; $25.50; and $22.50
9:00 p.m. Student Homecoming Concert:
KRS-One, Redman & Mad Lion .
Place; Capel Arena Contact; 486-1166 Tickets.
$12 general, $10 FSU students in advance; $15 at
10:00 p.m.- 2:00 a.m. Alumni Scholarship Dance
Place: Holiday Inn Bordeaux Contact: Ms. Dunston,
486-1473 Tickets: $15, Free with concert ticket stub
iiin 27 9:00 a.m. Alumni Fellowship Breakfast -Treat.
Speaker: Dr. Willis B. McLeod Music: FSU Alumni
PlaTO: Holiday Inn Bordeaux Contact; Ms. Dunston,
5:00 p.m. Post-Homecoming Show featuring
Chuck Davis and the African-American
Place- Seabrook Tickets; $10 in advance, $15
at door; Seniors discount 15%; group rates for K-5
and Seniors. Contact; (910) 630-1670*