Athletic Hall of Fame – Class of 2019

Congratulations to Chip Bishop and Emily Schaefer on being inducted into the Fayetteville Academy Athletic Hall of Fame on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Thank you, Chip and Emily, for the huge impact you have made on Fayetteville Academy Athletics and our student athletes! 

Chip Bishop
Coach and Athletic Director

Chip Bishop was born in Fayetteville and is the son of the late Herman and Vivian Bishop. He graduated from Terry Sanford High School where he played football, basketball, and ran track. He attended Chowan College where he played football and golf, UNC-Chapel Hill, and graduated from Pembroke University where he played golf. Chip was in the first class of graduates earning their M.Ed. from Campbell College. He is married to Beckie Williams Bishop and they have two daughters, Jenna and Megan, both Fayetteville Academy graduates. They also have two grandsons.

Basketball Coach 1982 – 2020
Athletic Director 1994 – 2020
NCISAA Board of Managers – 15 years
NCISAA State Basketball Tournament Sports Chairman – 12 years
Won 2 NCISAA boys’ basketball titles
Received Chuck Carter Athletic Director of the Year from NCISAA
40-year career in high school and college football officiating
1996 National Div III Championship Game
3 NCHSAA State Championship
Shrine Bowl Official – 2007
Dick Knox Award Winner – 2014


Emily Schaefer
Coach, Supporter, and Friend of Eagle Athletics
2007 – 2020

Emily King Schaefer grew up in Charleston, West Virginia. She graduated from Guilford College in 1992. It was while she was at Guilford that she met her husband, Dickson Schaefer, FA ’84. Emily played volleyball and tennis, and Dickson was working as the Assistant Athletic Trainer. They married in 1993 and moved to Fayetteville in 2001. They have four children, Katie, William, Jane, and Anne. Katie, William, and Jane are FA alumni, and Anne will graduate in the spring of 2020. Emily is very involved in the community, currently serving on the boards for the Cape Fear Valley Health Foundation, the Cumberland Community Foundation, and the Cape Fear Botanical Garden. Her first love of volunteering over the past 20 years has been with Fayetteville Academy and particularly, the Eagle Club.

Volleyball Coach 2007 – 2009
Appointed to Eagle Club Board – 2007
President of Eagle Club 2009 – 2016 & 2018 – 2020
Chaired the Athletic Banquet 2009, 2015, 2016
Awards and Trophies Committee – 2009 – 2020
Sixth Man Award Winner – January 18, 2012
During her Eagle tenure:
Hosted Conference Tournament five times
Hosted many NCISAA Soccer Final Fours
Hosted the first NCISAA 2A State Cheerleading Championship in 2012
Hosted NCISAA 2A State Baseball Championship in 2014
Reorganized F.A. Hall of Fame in 2014