Winston-Salem Sportsmen Club, Inc.             P.O. Box 4353            Winston-Salem, NC  27115-4353
"Winston-Salem/Forsyth County High School Sports Hall Of Fame"
 David Bluford Lowery
David Bluford Lowery
Atkins High School  



1947 - 48: Varsity member as a fteshman on a team that was recognized as a contender for the Western District Crown. 

1948 - 49 : Shared backcourt with Edward ( Teacup ) Hanes ( N. C. College ). Camels lost state championship to to Laurinburg. 1949 - 50 : Starting guard on Northwest District Negro. Class A


Championship Team. 1st team All- Tournament Selection. Team won 21 straight regular season games (Coach Sam Carey).


1950: Starting guard / forward on State Championship Runner - Up team. Lost to Fayetteville, (E.E. Smith 50-30). David Lowery Bluford has fond and cherished memories from his days on the hardwood with “Hall of famer" James Webster Sr. Bobby Pennington, Francis Simms, Calvin Price, Jumbo Vance, Donald Young, Rob Scales, Jr., Billy Bryant, and John McDonald. 


1951 - 52: Matriculated at West Virginia State College on an Athletic Scholarship for one semester.


1952 - 54: Drafted into the Army and sent to Ft. Bragg N.C. played Post Basketball and was selected to the All - Fort Bragg team. Other college offered but he chose Fayetteville State because of its size, atmosphere and opportunity to start immediately.


Professional Career: After college Bulford return to New York as a teacher of social studies, coach

and mentor. Human Relations community coordinator, assistant principal at Intennediate School #55

Brooklyn, N.Y., Principal at Junior High School #13 Manhattan. Special Assistant to Superintendent, School District #4

Honors: Jackie Robinson Junior High School's Man of the Year, Outstanding Educator Jamaica

Honors: Jackie Robinson Junior High School's Man of the Year, Outstanding Educator Jamaica 

Branch of The NAACP. Masters of Science M 1966, and Doctorate of Philosophy expected August 2005.


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