Murray, Scott and Siler part of NCHSAA top 100 lists
Chatham Central's Aedrin Murray and Ronald Scott and Jordan-Matthews' Robert Siler were named to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's "100 to Remember" lists for coaches, female student-athletes and male student-athletes as part of the NCHSAA's centennial celebration this school year.
Murray, a Lady Bear great in five sports and now a social studies teacher at Chatham Central, was one of the 100 top female athletes in NCHSAA history. Murray lettered in cross country, tennis, basketball, softball and track. She won the Pat Best Memorial Award as the NCHSAA Female Athlete of the Year in 1994-95. Murray was conference player of the year in two sports and qualified for state championships in cross country, track and tennis. She scored 1,766 points in her Lady Bear basketball career, finishing as the school's all-time leading scorer.
Scott has been a leader of Chatham Central athletics for five decades and is a driver education teacher at Chatham Central. He was head coach of Bear baseball for 36 years, winning 520 games, 11 conference championships and the 1976 2A state championship. He's also been athletic director and coached basketball, cross country and football. Scott is a member of the NCHSAA Hall of Fame and recipient of the NCHSAA Distinguished Service Award.
Robert Siler was a basketball, football and track star at Jordan-Matthews before going on to play basketball for four years at Wake Forest. He was the NCHSAA Male Athlete of the Year in 1986-87, his senior year, in which he scored 37 touchdowns for the Jets, averaged 19 points and seven rebounds a game on the hardwood and set the school's triple jump record. He played 94 basketball games at Wake Forest, averaging 10.7 points per game as a senior and 9.4 points per game for his Demon Deacon career.
The "100 to Remember" lists were developed through a nomination process through the NCHSAA web site. In addition, records and archives from the NCHSAA were analyzed and members were consulted.