Although Stokeley Fulton lost a battle with cancer on July 13, 1984, he will long be remembered by H-SC faithful. During his 25-year tenure as head football coach, he compiled a 143-99-5 record, making him the Tigers’ all-time winningest coach. Fulton also coached baseball.
Fulton was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 1971, and was named ODAC Coach of the Year in 1977, 1982, and 1983. He guided the Tigers to 9 conference championships.
Born in Pittsylvania County, Fulton spent most of his youth in Danville, where he was a standout football player at George Washington High School. He attended the University of Tennessee for one year, playing football under the late General Bob Neyland, before transferring to Hampden-Sydney in 1951. Fulton was selected to the All-Conference team for three years and was honored as a first-team Associated Press All-America center in 1954.