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EHHS inducting 'Pee Wee' Hamilton to new Hall of Fame

East Henderson High School is kicking off its Eagle Hall of Fame during homecoming Friday with the induction of Coach Hugh "Pee Wee" Hamilton.

EHHS is calling all Eagle alumni home for the homecoming game at 7:30 p.m. against Brevard High School. Before the game, EHHS will honor alumni who have chosen to serve with the State Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies. In the spring of 2013 East Henderson was recognized as the No. 1 high school in the state to produce Highway Patrol troopers.
East is also starting its Eagle Hall of Fame this weekend with the induction of Hamilton, who was head coach from 1972 until 1978.
Hamilton's influence and integrity touched the lives of many students and his impact is still felt in the community.
"One cannot live in the East Henderson community without before hearing about the influence he had on someone's life," EHHS said in a news release. "After his coaching days, Coach Hamilton remained at East Henderson teaching math until he retired in 1987.
"He was the leading scorer and rusher on Western Carolina's outstanding teams in 1948 and 1949. He was an All-North State conference selection in 1948 and was All-Conference as well as All-State in 1949, the year he was a key performer on WCU's first conference championship team. He posted 145 victories in 22 seasons as the head football coach at three WNC schools: Andrews, Asheville, and East Henderson. Coach Hugh 'Pee Wee' Hamilton was inducted into the Western Carolina Athletic Wall of Fame in 1992."