One of the program’s most popular big men in the late 70’s, Dave Wolff was a four-year starter for the Seahawk men’s basketball team from 1976-79.
Wolff posted some impressive numbers during his career with the Seahawks and remains among the program’s leaders in several statistical categories. He ranks fifth in career points (1,220), sixth in rebounding (610), fourth in field goals made (491), seventh in field goal percentage (.537) and seventh in free throws made (283).
The Indianapolis, Ind. native, who graduated Cum Laude in 1979, made 107 career appearances and served as a co-captain in his sophomore, junior, and senior years.He was president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes campus chapter in 1979 and worked as a prison outreach group worker.
Wolff was named Fourth-Team Academic All-American in 1979 and was included in Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities in 1978-79.
During his career with the Seahawks, Wolff played on teams that racked up 54 NCAA Division I victories, including back-to-back 19-win seasons in 1977-78 and 1978-79. He played on UNCW’s first NCAA Division I team in 1976-77, and while playing many games on the road, helped the Seahawks average 18 wins in their first three seasons on college’s highest level.
Wolff also holds the distinction of playing in the final game in Hanover Hall on Feb. 24, 1976, and the inaugural contest in Trask Coliseum on Nov. 26, 1977. Following his playing career, Wolff had assistant coaching stints at area high schools E.A. Laney and New Hanover before breaking into the college game as a graduate assistant at Stetson. He later worked on the staffs at Samford, Miami (Fla.) and UNC Greensboro before entering school administration.