Everett Case was commissioned a senior-grade lieutenant and reported to Annapolis for a four-week training course.
15 Facts About Everett Case
Everett Case then traveled to Chicago for five weeks training before reporting to Naval Pre-flight school at St Mary's College in California, where he served as assistant athletic director and director of basketball.
Everett Case served as athletic director at the Alameda Naval Air Station.
Everett Case won nine straight conference titles from 1946 to 1955.
Everett Case won six straight Southern Conference titles before the Wolfpack joined most of the SoCon's other large schools in forming the Atlantic Coast Conference, and then led the Wolfpack to the first three conference titles.
Everett Case himself was aptly rewarded, earning three ACC Coach of the Year awards, in 1954,1955 and 1958.
Everett Case's teams finished third in the 1947 NIT and third in the 1950 NCAA tournament.
Everett Case persuaded the administration to build a 12,400-seat arena, instead of the 10,000-seat facility originally planned.
Everett Case's teams went on to win seven Dixie Classic titles.
When Everett Case came to Raleigh, North Carolina was, like most states in the South, enraptured by college football.
Everett Case is credited with introducing such practices as cutting down the nets after a championship and shining a spotlight on players as they were introduced.
Everett Case soon needed to use a wheelchair; when the Wolfpack won the 1965 ACC tournament, they wheeled him over from press row so he could cut the last strand of the net.
Everett Case died a year later, and was interred at Raleigh Memorial Park in Raleigh.
Everett Case instructed that his body be laid facing US Highway 70 so he could "wave" to later Wolfpack teams as they traveled to Durham and Chapel Hill.
Everett Case was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1968, Basketball Hall of Fame on May 3,1982, the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame in 1964, and the inaugural class of the NC State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.