Former Southern Guilford and Sumner High School Coach C.K. Siler reaches 91 on his Birthday Calendar:Happy Birthday to the coach that put SG/Sumner on the map

Posted by Andy Durham on February 10, 2020 at 2:03 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

Coach C.K. Siler, the legendary coach at Sumner and Southern Guilford High School, just recently celebrated his 91st birthday and we take time here today, to wish a very Happy Birthday….Good to have those coaches like Coach Siler, Coach Bill Slayton, Coach Marion Kirby, Coach Dick Kemp, Coach David Price and others still with us and here to inspire the rest of us to do great things…

Coach Siler with that 91st birthday now in the win column and in the record books, and these days Coach Siler is spending most of his day/time at the Clapp’s Nursing Center, in Pleasant Garden…

He was one heck of coach back in his day and he sure did a good job of building the outstretched limbs from within his coaching tree….You don’t have to look too far, or search too far, to see the success that came from his family offspring…His two grandsons, Darryl Brown and Calvin Brown are doing great things as the head football coaches at their two respective high school…Coach Darryl Brown at Grimsley High School and Coach Calvin Brown, at Providence Grove High School….

That is what Coach Siler was all about all of his years as a coach…Building strong teams, building strong programs and building a strong family structure…The Coach has been a sure-fire success and we take a little bit of a look back, at where coach C.K. Siler came from, and how he was instrumental in developing the southern portion of our county……

Recent birthday for Coach C.K. Siler and the man has seen many a good day over the years and he coached many a good athlete, during his time in charge of the sports programs down at Sumner High School and then Southern Guilford High School…

Back in his day in the 1960’s, and maybe even into the early 1970’s, Coach Siler coached football, basketball and baseball at Sumner High School….You go down Randleman Road and make a right on to old Randleman Road, then make another right on to Kivett Drive, and then hang a left onto Drake Road and you are almost there….

You take that route and you will head into Southern Guilford territory, and the Southern Guilford and the Sumner community is the area that Coach C.K. Siler put on the map…

That part of the county became known as Southern Guilford Country and the Sumner community, and for most of the folks that have dwelt there over the past half century, this part of our county has been known as the spot where C.K. Siler served…..

He served his community and he has served it well…

Happy Birthday, Coach C.K. Siler….

Like we were saying earlier, he coached all three of the major sports at Sumner and Southern Guilford High Schools and he was coaching all of them in the same school year, and that included coaching varsity football, basketball and baseball, and he was in charge of the JV teams as well…

This man put his time in and again, it is time to wish him a happy belated birthday…Happy Birthday, Coach C.K. Siler….


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