ECU Pirates :: Hall of Fame
Stuart Tripp

Inducted: 2011
Hometown: Ayden, N.C.
Sport: Football (1940-41)
Coach: John Christenbury

Tripp played two years of varsity football at East Carolina Teachers College (ECTC) in 1940 and `41 for coach John Christenbury, helping his team to 12 wins against three losses. Tripp was a member of the only undefeated team in school history as the Pirates posted a 7-0 record in 1941. Tripp, who played center, wasn't afforded the opportunity to compete beyond 1941 due to the onset of World War II, which caused ECTC to drop its football program for four years. Tripp graduated from ECTC in 1944 and was elected to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2004 after a distinguished coaching record at Ayden High School that included two state basketball championships.