Join us in celebrating the talented and amazing athletes and athletic directors (coaches, staff, etc.) who have graced Ferrum College's campus with their knowledge, spirit, and sportsmanship. While sports existed at Ferrum prior to the 1950s, they were small scale - games were only local more often than not, or regional at best. That began to change with the 1954-1970 presidency of Dr. Ralph Arthur. Along with modernizing Ferrum's buildings and classes, he also wanted to modernize Ferrum's athletics. Dr. Arthur started a football program, which would soon be headed by the legendary Hank Norton, and widened the scope of who and where Ferrum teams played. By the early 1960s they were playing other colleges through the Eastern U.S.