Southern Wesleyan Announces 2018 Hall of Fame Class

Photo by Ed Welch
Photo by Ed Welch

Central, SC – Southern Wesleyan inducted two individuals into the Hall of Fame during Homecoming festivities last weekend.  Dr. Don Wood and Mr. Peter Campbell were added to the Warriors Hall of Fame for their contributions to Athletics and the Men's Golf program.

Dr. Don Wood retired from Southern Wesleyan University in 2011.  While at SWU, Wood served in a variety of areas across campus.  He was hired in 1978 as the Dean of Students.  In 1990 he joined the Division of Religion.  While the Dean of Students and a professor, Dr. Wood also served the Athletics department in a plethora of roles.  He was the men's golf coach, the head clock operator at basketball games, bus driver and even held a stint as the men's soccer coach. 

Coach Wood led the Men's Golf program from 1992 to 2006.  During his 14 years as the head coach, he guided the golf team to 13 straight NCCAA National Championship appearances.  During 13 of those appearances, Wood led the team to within the top three teams seven times.  He went on to lead the golf program to the NAIA National Championship in both 1996 and 2004.

Joining Dr. Wood in the Hall of Fame is player Peter Campbell.  Campbell graduated from Southern Wesleyan in 2006 after competing in men's golf for three seasons for the Warriors.  He was recruited and coached by Dr. Wood during his time at Southern Wesleyan.  During his career at SWU, Campbell and the men's golf team represented the Warriors at the National Championship level every year where they finished third, sixth and sixth respectively.  They also competed at the NAIA National Championships in 2004, finishing 16th of 28 teams.  After graduation, the Canada native became a professional on the golf course.

Campbell competed on the PGA Tour Canada, the PGA Tour Latino America and the PGA Tour Chine since transitioning to the world of professional golf.  He won for the first time in his professional career on the PGA China Tour – winning the Beijing Championship this past summer.  Before his first place finish, Campbell had finished in the top 10 ten times with three of those times being in the top two.  Peter Campbell is pictured below after winning the Beijing Championship this summer.

Peter Campbell after winning the 2018 Beijing Championship this summer

Southern Wesleyan is proud and honored to induct both Dr. Don Wood and Mr. Peter Campbell into the Athletic Hall of Fame.