Class of 2023 Inductees

Ben Lippen Inducts Two at 2023 Athletics Hall of Fame Reception

Ben Lippen School will celebrate Homecoming 2023 by honoring five people who have made outstanding contributions to Ben Lippen athletics during its 83-year history that began in Asheville, North Carolina, the school’s first location.

The Hall of Fame inductees are:

  • Joey Carter: 2010 alumnus and excelled in both baseball and football, earning honors at the school, state, and regional levels.
  • Butch Sursavage: Bible teacher, coach, and mentor. Along with coaching junior varsity and varsity basketball, Sursavage was an integral part of starting the school’s football program on its new Columbia campus.

The Criteria for Nomination includes, but is not limited to:

  • Nominee must have been an outstanding athlete, coach or significant contributor to Ben Lippen Athletics.
  • Nominee must have graduated or separated from Ben Lippen school at least eight years prior to being selected.
  • Nominee must have demonstrated strong contributions to family and community life.
  • Nominee must exemplify the ideals of Christian faith in his or her life.


Class of 2023 Hall of Fame Inductees

Joey Carter
Butch Sursavage