Jaynes inducted into hall of fame
Jaynes adds another organization to his resume this month.
Jaynes was selected to be inducted into the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics' 2012 Hall of Fame class as announced by the organization. Jaynes and six colleagues will be inducted at the NACDA's 47th annual Convention in Dallas June 26.
Jaynes, who was most recently the athletic director at Jacksonville State, will be joined by fellow inductees Laing Kennedy of Kent State, Nelson Bobb of the University of North Carolina Greensoboro, Bob Bottger of St. Louis Community College Meramec, Rudy Carvajal of Cal State Bakersfield, Andrea Seger of Ball State and Nelson Townsend of Maryland Eastern Shore.
“I'm very honored and very grateful,” Jaynes said. “I'm grateful for the wonderful people I've had the opportunity to work with, coaches and administrators, and a really outstanding group of student-athletes. I am truly humbled to be recognized by my peers with this great honor.”
Jaynes is a 1962 graduate of Appalachian State, where he earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics. He was a two-sport letterman for the Mountaineers, excelling in football and baseball.
As an end for the football team, Jaynes was an All-Conference and All-State performer and was also selectedd for “Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities.” He was awarded his master's degree in educational administration from North Carolina in 1965.
In the summer of 2008, Jaynes was inducted into the Burke County Sports Hall of Fame in his hometown of Morganton.
After more than 53 years of serving on a college campus, Jaynes retired in the spring of 2011 after serving as the director of athletics at Jacksonville State the previous three years.
In March 1999, he received the General Robert R. Neyland Award for Lifetime Achievement by the All-American Football Foundation.