Charles Teaberry

1998 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee


Parents: Timothy Teaberry and Irene Pea
Sons: Scott and Marcus

Charles Teaberry was born and raised in Flint and attended Fairview and Dewey Elementary, Lowell Jr. High and graduated from Flint Northern. He attended Michigan State Normal (Eastern Michigan University) and Flint Junior College (Mott Community College).

Growing up, Charles loved basketball and wherever there was a basketball hoop, you found Charles shooting baskets. He shot baskets in backyards, at the St. John Street Center, Berston Field House and of course, the school gym.

Charles was one of the first in Flint to develop an effective jump shot while playing at Northern under Coach Carl Stelter

As a midterm graduate in 1953-54, Teaberry received an honorable mention on the Michigan High School All State Team. That same season Northern won 13 and lost 2, winning both the city and valley titles.

While at Northern, Charles played with basketball greats such as Art Johnson, Joe Roberson, Jim Vukovich and Frank Manley.

Charles remained at Michigan State Normal (Eastern Michigan University) for one season. He returned to Flint and enrolled at Flint Junior College where he became the leading scorer in the Junior College Conference. He set Junior College records and made the Junior College All Star Team.

In later years, Charles received his PhD. from Stanford University. He is President and CEO of his own company, Educational Testing, Inc., in Marina Del Ray, California.

Charles is an avid tennis player in the American Tennis Association. He won the sixty’s singles in 1995 and 1996 and in 1997, he won the sixty singles and doubles in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Teaberry is the number one tennis player in the American Tennis Association, Men’s Sixty Single Division

Congratulations, Charles Teaberry, you have made your mark in Flint history.