Head Baseball Coach Frank Pait was honored by his alma mater, Wingate University, this weekend by being named to the Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame. Coach Pait was 1 of three new members added to the Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies on Saturday morning, Oct. 19. WU Athletic Foundation and Bulldog Club director Bill Nash said about the group, “This is another outstanding slate of inductees for the Wingate University Sports Hall of Fame. Through the good work of the Sports Hall of Fame committee, we are inducting three student-athletes who made important contributions to the legacy of Wingate athletics.”

Coach Pait was a first team All-American outfielder his senior year for Wingate Sports Hall of Fame coach Dr. Ron Christopher. Coach Pait hit .400 with 17 home runs and 52 RBI in 1985, receiving Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAC) Player of the Year honors following his final season. Pait and his teammates won three CIAC and NAIA District 26 regular season titles (1982, 1983 and 1984) and two CIAC tournament crowns (1982 and 1983).

Coach Pait then spent three years as an assistant coach at Wingate (1994-96). During his tenure, Wingate compiled a 114-44 overall record with three South Atlantic Conference regular season and three tournament championships. In 1995, the Bulldogs compiled a program-best 46-10 overall record. Wingate was the number one team in the nation for one week during the 1995 season.

For 11 seasons, Coach Pait served as the head baseball coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University. During his L-R career (1997-07), he was 291-239 overall with one SAC regular season title and two Food Lion SAC tourney crowns. Pait was the 2001 SAC Coach of the Year.

Coach Pait has been with CVCC for four seasons. Coach Pait started the program and in its first four years of existence he has compiled a 147-64 overall record with two regular season Carolinas-Virginia Conference Championships and a Southeast Regional title. Coach Pait took the CVCC Buccaneers to their first NJCAA World Series appearance in 2012 and earned a 5th place finish.