Guilford County High School Football Coaching News:New coaches, coaches stepping down and coaches stepping/moving up

Posted by Andy Durham on February 2, 2017 at 11:37 am under High School | 2 Comments to Read

*****Kennedy Tinsley(Eastern Guilford HS/Dudley HS) has been named the new head football coach at Southeast Guilford High School….*****
+++++Tinsley was a high school running back at Dudley High School and he played college football at the University of North Carolina and he has been an assistant coach at Eastern Guilford High School(coaching RB’s and working the offense) over the past several seasons and now he his the new head coach at Southeast Guilford High School and in charge of the Falcons…++++++
(Courtesy of the White family, Dennis and Nathan from Eastern Guilford HS.)

Just a few quick notes on the high school football coaching scene….

I saw new Northeast Guilford Rams coach Earl Bates at then NEG-Northern basketball games, at NEG back on Tuesday night and he said he was ready to get to work and he was wearing Blue…He should do well on the new NEG scene with QB Gerald Simpson and DL Brevin Allen both back for their senior seasons at NEG…NEG Coach Bates, looking to get up to NEG full-time this semester if the job transfer part can be worked out…

Page defensive coordinator Norman Weeks told me yesterday that he feels like now is the right time to step down at Page and he told me he is done…Coach Weeks and Page head coach Kevin Gillespie have been coaching together going all the way back to Asheboro HS in 1994, where David Moody was the head coach of the Comets and Coach Weeks and Coach Gillespie were together there as assistants and then they were also together while Coach Gillespie was the head coach of the Trinity Bulldogs….These two, Coach Gillespie and Coach Weeks have worked very well together over the years and Coach Weeks says he would not have had it, any other way…Almost like a perfect combination and they have 1 NCHSAA 4-A football title(2011) and 2 NCHSAA 4-A runner-up titles(2015/2016) to their credit, during their time together at Page…Coach Weeks was like ‘The General’ on defense and he knew the lines inside and out….He has been a history buff over the years and he knows that the history of his time spent working with Coach Kevin Gillespie over the past nearly 25 years, has been time well spent….Coach Weeks will be missed, but he hopes to still maintain some sort of presence up top in the press box on Friday nights and he can still lend his knowledge and experience to the Pirates’ football program….He will continue to teach at Page, but as for football, Coach Weeks just feels like now is the right time to get out and he is done….The Coach/General knows what is best……

The Western Guilford job remains open, but we are hearing rumblings that the Hornets may be close to naming a new head football coach this week and that word will come down from WG AD Chris Causey…

As for the vacancy at Southern Guilford, why not bring in former SG Coach Darryl Brown’s brother from Providence Grove and make him the new SG Storm head football coach..Just a thought, bring in Calvin Brown and make him the head man at SG….Why not bring Calvin Brown back to Sumner Town, at Southern Guilford High School?????

No drop-ins on the SEG job, but we do have our ear to the ground and it is getting a bit cold down here, so time to get up and get moving….
$$$$$ Kennedy Tinsley(Eastern Guilford HS/Dudley HS) new head football coach at Southeast Guilford High School….$$$$$


  • Anonymous said,

    Any word from the folks at Western yet on who takes over the reigns?

  • HS FOOTBALL said,

    With Fritz now @ PG maybe that is the plan and we just haven’t heard it official yet.