The NC State boxing team was established in 1931 and became popular in the 1930s. The head coach for the boxing team was R.O.T.C instructor Lt. Chester Elmes, and the team's first intercollegiate boxing match was held at the Duke University Gymnasium on January 10, 1931.
Charlie Garner earned the State College boxing team an individual win in the 145-pound class at the Southern Conference championships. This marked the first championship victory for the team.
The fencing team was granted varsity status with faculty member E. R. Kirk serving as the first head coach.
NC State cheerleader Diane Ramsey joined the varsity fencing program in 1965, which at the time was all male. Karen Costarisan and Cathey Jehle joined the team in 1967 and Barbara Walters, Gladys Mason and Barbara Grice joined in 1969.
The men's lacrosse team led by Coach Robert Conroy began varsity play. The team was an NCAA Division I program from 1973 to 1982.
Stan Cockerton was named ACC's "Player of the Year" twice in 1977 and 1978. He scored 193 career goals which was an NCAA record until 2008. He was the only former NC State lacrosse player selected to the ACC's 50th Anniversary Team in 2002.
Mark Stevenson came to NC State in 1980 as an assistant coach for the men's gymnastics team and coached the women's gymnastics team from the 1980s until 2017.