Jerrod L. Harris named Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Western Guilford

Posted by Don Moore on June 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm under High School | 4 Comments to Read

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Jerrod L. Harris has just been introduced as the Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach at Western Guilford High School. Here’s some of his background info:

COACHING EXPERIENCE

May 2009-present – Head Junior Varsity & Assistant Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach, Guilford County Schools, Ben L. Smith High School, Greensboro, NC.
Boys’ Varsity Basketball Accomplishments

  • Metro 4A Conference 8
  • Regular Season-2nd Place Finish (2010-2011)
  • Metro 4A Conference 8 Tournament Champions (2011)
  • Metro 4A Conference 8 Tournament Runner-up (2010)
  • Regular Season-3rd Place Finish (2009-2010); Finished last 2008-2009
  • NCHSAA State Playoff Appearance
  • Lost to Northwest Guilford in the 1st Round (2010)
  • Lost to Davie County in the 1st Round (2011)

Boys’ Junior Varsity Accomplishments

  • 2010-2011 Overall Record (15-6; Conference 8-4)
  • JV Bank of Carolinas Holiday Tournament Champions

2010-Asheboro, NC.

  • 2009-2010 Overall Record (7-10; Conference 5-7)

August 2005-2008 – Assistant Boys’ Varsity Basketball Coach, Danville Public Schools, George Washington High School, Danville, VA.

Boys’ Varsity Basketball Accomplishments

  • Register and Bee Holiday Shootout Champs (2005, 2006, & 2007)
  • Western Valley District Regular Season and Tournament Champs (2006, 2007 & 2008)
  • Northwest Regional Champs (2006, 2007, & 2008)
  • VHSL State AAA Tournament Appearance (2006, 2007, & 2008)
  • VHSL State Quarterfinals Appearance (2006)
  • Ranked # 1 in the state of Virginia
  • Lost to Booker T. Washington (State Champs)
  • VHSL State AAA Championship Appearance (Runner-up-2007)
  • Ranked # 1 in the state of Virginia
  • Finished # 2 ranked team in the state of Virginia
  • VHSL State Quarterfinals Appearance (2008)
  • Ranked #2 & #1 in the state of Virginia
  • Lost to Petersburg
  • Combined team record past three seasons (77-6)

Andy Durham will have additional information soon.


  • Andy said,

    Workouts start tomorrow afternoon(Wednesday) for the JV and Varsity players at Western Guilford…..Coach Harris coached the JV’s and helped with the Varisty at Smith and the Smith Golden Eagles just won a first place spot in the State Games at Winston-Salem last weekend with Tracy Gathings and Drew Williams leading the way….

    Coach Harris coached under Bobby Martin up at George Washington Danville and we will bring a lot of what he learned at GW Danville and at Smith to Western Guilford……The work begins now for the kids on the court and in the classroom according to Coach Harris……He said it was interesting that the man he is replacing, Coach Art Wade is a former Smith man that came to WG and so is he and that he had conversations with Coach Wade before taking the WG job…..Coach Harris said it was also something to look at the fact that another former Western coach, Coach Dillard, had been an assistant at GW Danville…..

    A lot of connections here and WG AD Jim Clontz said that he and the committee felt that Coach Harris was the right man for the job because Coach Harris understood Guilford County and the Guilford County Schools poliicies that are used in education and in athletics……..

  • Andy said,

    Coach Harris also said he was good friends with Coach Dennis White from Greensborosports.com and Hopestreet Ministries…………

  • Coach Jones said,

    On behalf of the Smith basketball family I want to wish Coach Harris the best (except when we play…lol)….Coach Harris is a great person and will do a great job. Western is lucky to have him.

  • Reggie Perkins, Sr said,

    Best wishes to a prosperous and successful career at Western Guilford.