Woodmont to recognize Hall of Fame inductees


The Woodmont High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be recognizing their second HOF class on Jan. 30 at the home baskeball game against Greenville. The five inductees in this year’s class (Class of 2015) are Sherry Carter, Sam Perry, Donald Crowe, Kristi Kerns Farmer and Gary Moon.

The evening will also include special recognition of the Woodmont Girl’s Basketball Conference Champions from 1977, 1979, and 1980 who will be recognized during halftime of the girl’s game and the 2014 Hall of Fame Class who will be introduced between the girls and boys game at 7:15 p.m.

Sherry Carter was a physical education teacher and coached women’s basketball, volleyball, softball, gymnastics, and track and field at Woodmont.

Carter led the girls track and field team to the Conference Championship (1976) and girls’ basketball team to back-to-back Conference Championships (1977, 1978). She was named coach of the year, teacher of the year and outstanding educator of the year at Woodmont. She was the head women’s basketball coach at Furman University for 21 years (1981-2002) where they won 4 Southern Conference Regular Season Titles and 2 Southern Conference Tournament Titles and were a two-time NCAA Tournament Participant. She holds the record for most wins for a men’s or women’s basketball program in the school history at Furman.

Sam Perry (class of 2004) played basketball at Woodmont leading the team to back-to-back 2A Conference Championships (2003, 2004) while averaging 27 points, 14 rebounds, 4 steals, and 4 assists per game.

Perry was named All-Region(2003, 2004), All-State (2004), Chick-Fil-A Most Outstanding Player (2003), Greenville County Player of the Year (2003-2004), Region Player of the Year (2004), High School Sports Report 2A Player of the Year, and played in the South Carolina High School All-Star Game(2004). He led the team to 2A finalist in playoffs (2003, 2004) while scoring over 1000 points in 2 seasons. He was ranked as a top 75 prospect out of high school, and received an athletic scholarship to play basketball at Clemson University. Sam was a four-year starter at Clemson University and won 84 games in 4 years, tied for the most in school history, was a recipient of the Vigodsky-Nash “Spirit of Clemson Basketball” Award, Named Clemson’s Defensive Player of the Year (2004-2005), scored 545 career points, 342 rebounds, 114 steals, and 58 blocked shots while leading the Tigers to a postseason tournament 4 straight years.

Donald Crowe (Class of 1979) led the Woodmont golf team to two Conference Championships, Upper State Championships, and State Championships (1978, 1979). He was named All-Conference in golf (1978,1979), was Runner-up to State Medalist (1978), and was a State Medalist at the State Championship (1979). Donald was named All State in golf (1979), and was named the State’s Top Golfer (1979). He received a scholarship to play golf at Erskine College from 1979-1980.

Kristi Kerns Farmer (Class of 1982) helped lead the volleyball team to consecutive 3A Conference Championships (1980, 1981). In 1982 as captain for the volleyball team, the team was conference runner-up, tournament champions, and advanced to third place in the Upper-State Playoffs.

In basketball, Kristi helped lead the girls’ basketball team to Conference Championships (1979, 1980). Later in her WHS basketball career, she was named Greenville Piedmont Player of the Week (1981). In 1982 while serving as captain of the basketball team, Kristi earned the honor of All Conference. Kristi was also a member of the inaugural and successful girls’ softball team in 1979. She helped to lead subsequent softball teams to two 3A Conference Championships (1980, 1981), two Upper State Champions (1980, 1981) as well as two Championship State Finalists (1980, 1981). Kristi was named as All-Conference (1981) and also as team MVP (1982).

As a result of her high school accomplishments, Kristi received an academic/athletic scholarship to Limestone College to play basketball where she received the MVP award for 3 consecutive years. Kristi was inducted into the Limestone College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002. She is currently the Founder and President of Operations We Care that sends care packages for military soldiers.

Gary Moon (Class of 1977) played basketball, football, and track and field at Woodmont. He led the football team to its first winning season (1977).

In 1976 he competed in the Upper State and State Track Meet in the 440 Yard Relay. He came in 1st place in the 100 yard dash at the State Meet while tying the state record (1977). He received a football scholarship to Mars Hill College (1977-1978).