Limestone's Charles Wyatt Selected To Executive Committee For S.C. Athletic Hall Of Fame

Charles Wyatt

Limestone University’s Vice President for Communications and Marketing Charles Wyatt was recently selected to serve on the Executive Committee for the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

A native of Gaffney and a Limestone alumnus, he was originally chosen as a member of the SCAHOF Board of Directors in 2018. Wyatt was elevated to a member of the nonprofit organization’s Executive Committee last month.

The mission of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame is to honor those who, by outstanding achievement or service, have made lasting contributions to the cause of sports in South Carolina, the nation, and the world. The non-profit organization in based in Columbia.

The annual SCAHOF induction ceremony banquet, considered the largest annual celebration of Palmetto State sports stars under one roof, is typically held in the spring of each year at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

“It is such an incredible honor to be selected to the Executive Committee of such a well-respected organization that recognizes so many outstanding individuals who have made impacts on athletics in our state,” Wyatt said. “I have enjoyed my first three years with the Board of Directors, and I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish in the coming years to shine the spotlight on our well-deserving Hall of Famers.”

Gaylord Perry, formally nominated for the honor by Wyatt, was selected as part of the S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame’s seven-member Class of 2020. That original induction ceremony was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although no specific date has been set at this time, the induction ceremony is expected to be held in 2022.

A legendary pitcher for eight different Major League Baseball teams, Perry was picked to join the SCAHOF for his accomplishments as the founding head coach of Limestone’s baseball program. Joining Perry as Class of 2020 selections were Clemson running back C.J. Spiller, University of South Carolina quarterback Todd Ellis, University of South Carolina pitcher Ed Lynch, Hilton Head infielder Dan Driessen, South Carolina State University basketball standout Roberta Williams, and Columbia defensive end/linebacker Peter Boulware.

In his Vice President’s role at Limestone, Wyatt leads a team that creates and implements communications and marketing programs designed to build and strengthen the University's role and reputation as a leader in higher education. The department is responsible for the University's overall communications, marketing, public relations, messaging, and branding activity.

Wyatt is currently in his 22nd season as a broadcaster for Gaffney High School football on radio station WZZQ. He has professionally covered GHS football for 28 seasons, including broadcast and print media. As a former full-time journalist, he captured numerous South Carolina Press Association awards for sports writing, news coverage, and photography during his stints with The Gaffney Ledger and The Cherokee Chronicle

A graduate of Gaffney High School, he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Limestone.