The Iredell County Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 2016 by a group of former coaches, athletes, administrators and community members. The Hall of Fame was established to recognize the student-athletes, coaches and administrators for there contributions to athletics in Iredell County. Following the inaugural induction, the Community Partner Inductee was named after Harold Johnson, former Sports Journalist. The Harold Johnson Community Partner Award was established to recognize members outside of the actual team (media, business owners, athletic apparel suppliers) that gave to athletics in Iredell County. Each year the committee reviews nominations and votes based on the nomination.