John (Johnny) Mitchell Markas, Jr. The Greek
Inducted May 26, 2022

Outstanding athlete in Football, Basketball, and Track at Morganton High School. Won 10 Varsity Letters, four year Western North Carolina champion in track in 800 yard run. 800 yard North Carolina State Record Holder and State Champion. Starter in basketball, three year starter in football. Student Body President, Key Club President. All-Conference Guard at Morganton High School.

Duke All-Time Team Captain of ACC Undefeated Champions 1962 Season. Co-Founder of Fellowship of Christian Athletes on Duke Campus. Vice-President of Duke Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Football 1960-1963 Duke All-Time Letterman. 1962 Football All-America. Named United States of America Congressional House of Representatives Outstanding Young Man House of Representative Congressional Record on September 26, 1962 by Honorable Basil L. Whitener. Williamson All-America. Greensboro Daily News All-State. Member of 1961 Cotton Bowl Football Champions. President of the Mens Student Governing Association (MSGA), Selected/Tapped Red Friar and Old Trinity Club, 1963 Winner of Prestigious Robert E. Lee Award. 1962 Micah Harris Trinity Teammate Award, Blue Devils football player who displays the traits of a true team mate, character, unselfishness, compassion and Pride. Whos Who among students in American Universities and Colleges 1961, 1962 and 1963. 1963 NFL Invitee St. Louis Cardinals.

Assistant Coach/Graduate Assistant 1963-1965 at Oklahoma University, Under Football Coaches Bud Wilkinson and Gomer Jones. Big 8 Champions.

USATF Masters Champion at State/Regional Level(s): 400 Meter, 800 Meters, 200 Meters, 100 Meters; also USA Masters Doubles Tennis, and Horseshoes. State of Texas Tennis Tournament Champion, (Singles).

Bowl Participation
Cotton Bowl Champion 1961, Gator Bowl Invitee 1962.

Other Honors and Accomplishments: Executive at IBM for Super Computing and Instrument Divisions. Champion of Numerous Sponsored Runs. Duke University Yoh Building Donor. Donor of Numerous Scholarships for North Carolina Football Athletes. Elite STRAC Member US Army During Cuban Missile Crisis. National Speaker