Rick Barnes and Jerry Stackhouse, head basketball coaches at Tennessee and Vanderbilt, were both elected to the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Tuesday afternoon.

The pair were among 14 inductees into the Hall of Fame, also including former Duke WR Clarkston Hines.

 Barnes, whose Vols currently rank No. 4 in the AP Poll, was born in Hickory, North Carolina and played college ball at Lenoir-Rhyne University. He got his start to his coaching career in the Tar Heel State, earning an assistant role at North State Academy in Hickory.

Barnes took the Tennessee job in 2015 and has had a lot of success since, winning Tennessee its first SEC Tournament Championship since 1979 last season. He currently holds a 769-397 record as a head coach.

Stackhouse, a Kinston, North Carolina native, was a star at North Carolina from 1993-1995, eventually seeing a successful career in the NBA. He took to coaching in 2015, first with the Toronto Raptors, Memphis Grizzlies and finally Vanderbilt in 2019.

The Commodores, despite a 10-9 record, are playing good basketball right now. They gave Tennessee, Missouri and Alabama close games in SEC play, knocking off Arkansas and Georgia in the process. It’s not the sexiest resume, but Vanderbilt is currently in the top half of the standings in the SEC and doing so without its best player, Liam Robbins, who has missed the last 2 games.