A friend of a friend-Jim Gane-Carl Peed-November 4

One thing I have learned is that good friends have other good friends. This is a series of stories about “friends of my friends”. The post below is the story for November 4, 2015.

My goal in 2015 is to learn or get re-acquainted with 365 people and doing a daily post on the “the friend of a friend” is helping me get closer to my goal.

Every university has graduates that they are proud of. UNC Pembroke has a long and distinguished list that fits that bill. The majority of our graduates during our 128 year history have been native North Carolinians. One in particular has not only distinguished himself but has been a loyal supporter to the university as well.

Over his more than 35-year career, Carl Peed has established a widely acknowledged reputation in the U.S. justice, homeland security and law enforcement communities as a senior expert in advancing new technologies for the criminal justice system and developing model policies in criminal justice administration.

Carl since graduating from UNC Pembroke in 1969, the Hamlet, N.C., native has had long and distinguished career in local, state and federal law enforcement. He had an outstanding career in basketball at UNCP playing for Coach Lacey Gane.

In 2005 Carl established a scholarship at his Alma Mater. The Carl R. Peed Endowed Basketball Scholarship for Leadership honors two of Peed’s former basketball coaches, the late Lacey Gane Jr. at UNCP and Charlie Bishop of Hamlet High School.

(l-r) Carl Peed and Dan Kenney


Even today Carl still finds a way to support UNCP. In October he hosted UNCP Alumni and friends in his Virginia home to meet UNCP new Chancellor. On Friday November 6th he will travel to watch UNCP play Wake Forest University in an exhibition college basketball game.

After graduation from Pembroke after a brief stint as an assistant basketball coach Carl eventually found his way to Northern Virginia. He served for 25 years in a variety of leadership positions in the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office. From 1990 to 2000, he served as the elected Sheriff of Fairfax County, Virginia. As Sheriff, Peed led a work force of 560 employees and managed a $35 million budget.

Carl has served as a trusted advisor for the National Sheriff’s Association, the American Correctional Association and the U.S. Department of Justice. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and a Certificate of Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Virginia. Carl has also graduated from the FBI National Academy, the Senior Executive Institute, the Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar program and the Virginia Executive Institute program.

In 2001 he left Fairfax County and was appointed in 2001 by Attorney General John Ashcroft to serve as the Director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). For eight years, he led this key agency’s ground-breaking work in advancing community policing across the nation and supporting the community policing activities of state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies.

Today he serves on the Hillard Heintze Senior Leadership Council.  Hillard Heintze is a leading investigation and security risk management company.  They help their clients protect their people, performance, interests and reputations.

While Carl Peed was part of the basketball program at Pembroke he not only played for Coach Lacey Gane he got to know the entire family including his friend today Jim Gane.

The Friend –CARL PEED


The Friend of the Friend-JIM GANE-shown with his wife Amanda

Jim and Amanda Gane

Loving the Basketball Braves

Every university has die hard fans and supporters. For UNCP Basketball there can be no more fervent supporter than ex basketball player Jim Gane. Jim graduated from Pembroke and had the great experience of playing for his dad Lacey Gane at UNC Pembroke. Jim experienced great success while on the team has they advanced to the NAIA National Tournament in 1973 when the team posted a record of 20-8.

After college Jim followed in his dad’s footsteps and became a high school basketball coach. One of his players Leslie Lilly from West Montgomery HS enrolled at UNC Pembroke in 1977 and went on to have a great career. Today Jim lives in High Point, NC and helps operate a business called Visiting Angels.

Over the past five years the UNC Pembroke Basketball team has seen a resurgence in alumni getting involved and that a direct result of involvement from Jim Gane and his friend Tony Dellinger.

Yes every university has distinguished alumni and two that make UNC Pembroke shine are Jim Gane and Carl Peed.


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