Charles William Kent Gamble ’50

Mr. Gamble lettered in four sports at EHS: football, basketball, baseball, and track and field.

A four-year letterman in basketball, he captained the team as a junior and senior. Mr. Gamble set a School scoring record, and he received the William Caskie Watts Award for Basketball his junior and senior years.

Mr. Gamble was the starting end on the football team for two years and was recognized as an Honorable Mention to the All-State Prep Squad as a junior – his first year playing football. Although he spent only one year on the track and field team, he scored in the discus competition at the state meet. Mr. Gamble also was starting shortstop on the baseball team as a senior and first-year player.

A leader off the field as well, he was elected Head Monitor and a member of the Honor Committee. Mr. Gamble was voted Best Basketball Player and Best All-Around Athlete in the Senior Poll, and he was awarded the Rinehart Medal for Athletic Worth, presented to the School’s best athlete.

Mr. Gamble attended the University of Virginia, where he continued his basketball career as starting center on the first-year team and as a three-year starter on the varsity team.