Starting his athletic career as a coach and director of the old Richmond Boys Club, Proctor influenced countless young men, helping many of them develop into high school and college athletes. He was recognized as the best basketball official in the South and officiated in the Southern Conference before it split to form the ACC. He was always the number-one official in the tournament.
Proctor left officiating to become head basketball coach at Virginia Tech from 1931 to 1932 and again from 1944 to 1947. Coming to Hampden-Sydney in the fall of 1947, he revived the basketball tradition at the school. His 1948-49 squad finished with a 22-3 record, still the best mark in H-SC basketball history. His 49-23 (.680) record as coach is the best of any H-SC basketball coach to date.
In 1974, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to athletics in the state of Virginia as official, coach, and administrator, Proctor was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.