Forthcoming September 2019 • paper
Legends from the Locker Room contains the late Herb Appenzeller's reflections on his long career as an athlete, coach, teacher, and athletic director. In the author's own words, "The bond that is forged through struggle, determination, wins, losses, and brave deeds is not easily forgotten. I can testify, many years later, that I can still vividly recall the moments of celebration and of sorrow in the locker room when the players and coaches came together. Many players, upon leaving a sport, will say that the thing they will miss the most is the camaraderie and the lasting friendship they felt in the locker room." The stories told here recollect Appenzeller's time as a student-athlete at Wake Forest, his early coaching days at Rolesville High and Chowan College, and his long tenure as coach and then athletic director at Guilford College, as well as his experiences in the field of risk management and other areas where sports and law intersect. Along the way, the reader is regaled with a veritable "who's who" of North Carolina sports history, all told in a unique and enthusiastic style.