Jim “Whitey” Oddo

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Jim “Whitey” Oddo was an excellent athlete for the Wimington High Red Devils in the 1950s and has become one of North Carolina’s most successful and respected schoolboy football coaches. Jim
was a first team Delaware All-State football selection in his junior and senior years, and has been inducted into the WHS “Wall of Fame.” Recruited to play football at North Carolina State, Oddo was
named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference team in his junior and senior seasons, and honorable mention All American his senior year. He was selected as the “Best Lineman” by his N.C. State
teammates. Following his senior year he was selected to play in the Blue-Gray All-Star football game, and also received the “Delaware Athlete of the Year” award in 1957. Still coaching football at
Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, N.C., Jim has enjoyed a long and excellent career. His teams have won three Division I state championships, two Division II titles, four regional titles
and 18 conference championships. Jim has led Charlotte Catholic to the state playoffs 19 times while compiling an overall record of 287-129-2. In 2008, Oddo’s squad was 13-3, and lost the state
championship game by a 28-20 score. Selected as Conference Coach of the Year five times, Jim has coached in the state East-West and the Shrine Bowl All-Star games. School officials point out that 99%
of his athletes have attended college. The Charlotte Catholic football field is named in Oddo’s honor.



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