App State alum and current football staff member Lance Ware was recently inducted into the Cleveland County Sports Hall of Fame in his hometown of Shelby.

Ware has served as the senior assistant to the head coach since 2019, and helped the Mountaineers reach three straight bowl games and two Sun Belt championship games.

As head coach of Shelby High School, he compiled a 99-25 overall record and five state championships with his high school alma mater from 2011-18.

His teams went 33-3 in playoff games during his tenure.

Ware was a standout offensive lineman at Shelby before serving as App State's full-time long snapper for three-plus seasons from 1992-96.

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