Southern Guilford High School student-athlete(Cross-Country) has died:Student identified/GCS News Conference at 4pm

Posted by Andy Durham on August 6, 2015 at 1:47 pm under High School | 5 Comments to Read

*****from Joe Sirera at the News and Record by way of Twitter:Allison Brown, the cross-country runner who died, was the daughter of former Thomasville football coach Benjie Brown and the granddaughter of legendary Thomasville football coach Allen Brown, who’s now an associate head coach at WSSU. #HSXtra*****

Very sad news to report on this Thursday afternoon….
from our associates at the News and Record on-line at www.greensboro.com:
Guilford County Schools identified the student who died today after collapsing at Southern Guilford High School as freshman Allison Brown.
(Early reports are showing no signs of any pre-existing medical condition for Allison Brown.)
*****The Guilford County Schools system will hold a press conference at 4pm today to address this issue….*****
Most recent link to the News and Record site at Greensboro.com/CLICK HERE.

GREENSBORO — Guilford County Schools has received reports the Southern Guilford High student who collapsed at school this morning has passed away, the system said this afternoon.

*****Our thoughts and prayers go to family of the student and the name of the 9th grader has not yet been released….She was in cross-country practice when she collapsed and now has later died this afternoon….*****

CLICK HERE to read more from the News and Record on-line…..

+++++We were just talking to Southern Guilford football coach Daryl Brown about the death of one his football players last week and that young man was Scotty Wayne, who died in car accident on the way back from Charlotte and that happened around 6 years ago to the SG Family…+++++


  • Andy Durham said,

    Don’t know of any details, but not as hot today as most of the days have been recently, but the humidity was as high as it could be this morning without it starting to explode rain…Very humid morning and you hate all of this for the young girl’s family and all of her friends, as she never got to go to high school or be in those athletic events as she lost her life before the first day of school in her 9th grade year…

    Southern Guilford coaches, community and family will take this hard and this is going to be a tough weekend coming up for all of them…

    Got to keep them all in the thoughts and prayers from the GreensboroSports community…

  • Chucky Brown said,

    Thoughts and prayers for the Brown family.

    What a tragic loss.

    Thoughts and prayers also for the SG students and community

  • Andy Durham said,

    from Joe Sirera at the News and Record by way of Twitter:Allison Brown, the cross-country runner who died, was the daughter of former Thomasville football coach Benjie Brown :and the granddaughter of legendary Thomasville football coach Allen Brown, who’s now an associate head coach at WSSU. #HSXtra

  • Coach Blue(Page High assistant XC Coach) said,

    Let me just state this: I know the Southern Guilford coach. He does everything the right way. He puts his athletes first over winning and he still is highly successful.We, as cross country coaches are very saddened by the loss of Allison. She would have been one to really elevate Southern to even greater success. I sincerely hope that Coach H continues to coach the cross country program at Southern. He is one first class individual and I really hate that this has happened to his team.

  • coach Khan (SWRHS) said,

    The loss of an athlete is devastating. Cross Country is a unique sport as it has a way of creating a “family unit” and strong bonds. With that said, I know The SG Cross Country Team including the coaches are devastated and stricken with grief. I’ve known Coach H for several years and have the utmost respect him. I know Allison would’ve excelled under his direction. He has done wonders for that team. Allison’s family, SGHS Cross Country team and Coach H are in my thoughts and prayers.