Alumni Spotlight: Charlton Conner

Alumni Spotlight: Charlton Conner

Name: Charlton Conner

Job Title: Driver Supervisor

Organization: Zenith Freight Lines

Charlton Conner played men's basketball from 2006-2009. In Conner's sophomore season he helped lead the Sea Devils to a 20-14 overall record and an 8-6 conference record. He helped guide the Sea Devils to their very first Region 10 title, defeating Clinton Junior College 74-70. Conner was the recipient of the Most Improved Award during his sophomore season.

After graduating from CFCC in 2009, Connor transferred to Urbana University where he continued his basketball career. He helped lead the Blue Knights to their first winning season in 20-years. He started every game during his junior and senior seasons. Connor currently holds the 3-point percentage record at Urbana University. Among other accolades include player of the week and Most Outstanding Player awards. Conner graduated in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management.

Conner currently resides in Statesville, NC where he works for Zenith Freight Lines as a Driver Supervisor. He manages over 30 drivers as they deliver furniture and other good all over the country. He remains involved in athletics by coaching his son and daughter's youth basketball teams, while playing in a men's recreation league of his own. Conner keeps in contact with former teammates and coaches as well.

When asked how CFCC has influenced his career and personal choices he said "While I was at CFCC it was a grind. JUCO is not for the weak, I saw a few talented guys quit because they didn't want to push themselves. It requires a lot dedication. Life gets hard, but the will of not wanting to quit will give you the fuel to keep pushing towards your goals daily".

What was your most memorable moment looking back at your time at Cape Fear?
"Winning the first ever championship in 2008-2009 season".

If you could tell an incoming freshman one thing what would it be?
"How do you want to be remembered? Set goals and work towards them every day. Enjoy the moment, appreciate the ones around you, put in the work and you will be rewarded in the end. And college coaches like winners. So, if you are the star player or the last player off the bench, you all are striving towards the same goal (Hutch). Everybody is important"!

What is your biggest accomplishment after leaving Cape Fear? (personal or professional)
"Personal, married with 3 children. Professional, still working towards it".

Courtesy of Breanna Sudano