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Five from Armstrong inducted into RPS Athletic Hall of Fame

Charles Bonaparte (posthumous), Angier “Horse” Lawrence (posthumous), William Joyner, Nathan Munford, and Maxie Robinson (posthumous), are the inaugural 2014-2015 Athletic Hall of Fame honorees from Armstrong High School, were honored this weekend in a special ceremony.

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Charles Bonaparte

Charles Bonaparte and Don “Cisco” Ross helped Armstrong take second in the National Negro Tournament in Chattanooga in the early 1960s.

Angier “Horse” Lawrence

Angie was born in Durham, North Carolina and graduated from North Carolina College in 1949. He joined the coaching staff at NCC. He later earned his Master’s degree from New York University in Health and Physical Education and joined the faculty at Huntington High School in Newport News, Virginia. In 1953, Coach Lawrence coached football, basketball, track and baseball at Virginia Randolph High School. He was there for 15 years. In 1957 “Horse” became a CIAA Basketball Official, where he had delighted spectators and players untill 1988. He served as an official in many NCAA regional tournaments, VHSL tournaments, CIAA and MEAC tournaments.

In 1968 Angie moved to Armstrong High School to fill the head football coaching position vacated by the retirement of Maxie C. Robinson. He served until 1979 when he became Head of the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. He was in this position at the time of his death. [via]

William Joyner (’58)

Former Armstrong principal, played semi-pro football with the Richmond Roadrunners

Nathan Munford (’75)

Holds the second all-time single game rushing yardage record in Armstrong history with 336 yards with 4 touchdowns. Terrell Lewis broke his record after 35 years with 354 yards and 5 tds. Mumford was later named to the All-Time All-Time All-MEAC Football First Team (1978 RB Morgan State), and is currently an assistant football coach at Armstrong.

Photo of Nathan Munford, Allen Rose, Football, Morgan State 1977 (Baltimore Sun)
Photo of Nathan Munford, Allen Rose, Football, Morgan State 1977 (Baltimore Sun)

Maxie Robinson

History teacher and legendary Armstrong High School coach (football, basketball, track). Coaching for forty years, took the Wildcats to 13 District titles, 5 State Championship titles, 2 National Negro High School Finals (’41 & ’64). [more]

Baltimore Afro-American - Oct 31, 1972
Baltimore Afro-American – Oct 31, 1972

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