Northeast Guilford Rams name Mark Raynor as their new Head Football Coach

Posted by Press Release on May 6, 2020 at 4:52 pm under High School | Read the First Comment

**********Northeast Guilford Rams name Mark Raynor as their new Head Football Coach**********

Rams Hire New Football Coach

Amid all the uncertainty surrounding high school football next fall due to the coronavirus, one thing IS for sure. A month after the position became vacant, Northeast Guilford High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Mark Raynor as the new head football coach and head men’s track coach.

Coach Raynor inherits a program that won ten games a year ago and made it to the second round of the state playoffs.

He said, “I’m looking forward to continuing to build on the football program that has already been established at Northeast. My goals this year are to win football games and to build a positive relationship between the Northeast football program and the surrounding community. I will develop relationships with the coaching staff and players that will become a legacy at Northeast Guilford High School.”

Coach Raynor’s most recent experience is at Southern Guilford High School, where he was the defensive coordinator and linebackers’ coach. Raynor was the co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Southern, before moving to the defensive side of the ball in 2018.

Before his stint at Southern Guilford, Raynor worked on the offensive staff at Western Guilford High School (2012-2015) and Page High School (2009-2011).

Athletic director Cheri Sharp is enthusiastic about the Rams’ new coach. “We are excited to welcome Coach Raynor into the Northeast Family. He is bringing with him the desire to develop young men that will give not only thrive on the football field but also, in the community and classroom.”


  • Andy Durham said,

    from assistant Varisty Football Coach and JV head football coach Chris Suggs at Northeast Guilford High School:

    I like the hire.

    Coach Raynor has put his time in at three other schools and every school and coach talked highly about him.

    Hard working, knowledgeable, guy who’s been on both sides of the football. He lives and goes to church in the community and did some community work with our middle school a couple of years back.

    He’s a guy I think will get out and get the community back involved with not only just the football program, but with the school.

    I also think he will bring stability to the program because he’s a young guy who spent several years at Western Guilford and Southern Guilford with only moving to better himself and take coordinator positions.

    I really like that he’s come in and been very open and looking to lean on the guys that have been around Northeast to help establish himself to the program…..

    Again this coming in from Coach Chris Suggs, with Northeast Guilford High School….