Named to the All-Metro Conference team as a sophomore, he was selected to the All-Atlantic 10 team as a junior and senior.

During his senior season, he was a finalist for the Naismith National Player of the Year Award.

He led the Hokies to a record of 81-42, including the championship of the 1995 NIT and a 1996 appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

He led Virginia Tech in rebounding for four consecutive seasons and his total of 1,177 career boards ranks 3rd in Tech history.

The 6-7 performer still ranks 10th on the Virginia Tech career list for points scored (1,706), 6th in field goals made (660), 5th in career rebound average (9.5) and 7th in career steals (199).

He is one of only three players in Virginia Tech history to surpass the 1,500 mark in both points and rebounds. After graduation, he enjoyed a lengthy professional career in Japan.

He is one of just four Tech players to have their jersey’s retired and was inducted into the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. He currently lives in Suffolk, Va.

Tacy (1973-85), known as “Gentleman Carl” Tacy, for his calm courtside demeanor, is one of the most successful basketball coaches in Wake Forest history.

A native of Huttonsville, Va., and a graduate of Davis and Elkins College, Tacy came to Wake Forest after 10 successful seasons as a high school coach, three years at Ferrum (Va.) Junior College (now Ferrum University) where he posted a 67-14 record and one season as an assistant coach and one year as head coach at Marshall University where he led the Thundering Herd to a 23-4 record and a berth in the 1972 NCAA Tournament.

He became head coach at Wake Forest in 1972-73 and began a 13-year tenure in which he posted a record 222-149 (.599), still the third-highest win total for the Deacons in history.

He guided Wake Forest to four NCAA Tournament appearances and two NIT berths, leading Wake to post-season play in each of his final five years in Winston-Salem.

Four of his Wake Forest teams ended the year ranked nationally by the Associated Press, including his 1977 club which was ranked 9th and reached the finals of the Midwest Regionals before losing to eventual NCAA championship Marquette.

His 1984 team set a school mark for wins and reached the NCAA’s regional semifinals and was ranked 19th nationally, while his 1981 (11th) and 1982 (18th) teams also achieved final national rankings.

While at Wake Forest, he coached three All-Americas: Skip Brown, Rod Griffin and Frank Johnson. He is currently retired and living in Winston-Salem, N.C.


The Legends will be honored at this year’s ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Greensboro at the annual ACC Basketball Legends Brunch, which will be held on Saturday, March 16, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Sheraton Four Seasons Hotel.

Hosted by television personalities Tim Brant and Mike Hogewood, tickets for the ACC Men’s Basketball Legends Brunch are priced at $35 each and tables of ten are available for $350 each.

Information on purchasing tickets may be obtained at the official ACC website—


NameSchoolYearsPositionHometown (Current Hometown)

Gene Corrigan ACC 1987-97 Commissioner Baltimore, Md. (Keswick, Va.)

Gerry Ward Boston College 1961-63 Forward Bronx, N.Y. (Ridgefield, Conn.)

Terrell McIntyre Clemson 1995-99 Guard Raeford, N.C. (Charlotte, N.C.)

Trajan Langdon Duke 1994-99 Guard Anchorage, Alaska (Arlington, Va.)

Tharon Mayes Florida State 1993-97 Guard New Haven, Conn. (same)