Milestone at Grimsley HS, as Cedric Cokely steps away after 33 years on the Whirlies’ coaching and teaching staff

Posted by Andy Durham on June 4, 2020 at 10:32 am under High School, Photos | Read the First Comment

Cedric Cokely, now a former Grimsley teacher and basketball coach for 33 years….Yes, Ced Cokely has stepped down at Grimsley High School, and the tall, lean leader of Whirlie students and athletes will be missed…
(Information coming in by way of Twitter)

Ced Cokely, at Grimsley as a teacher, plus boys and girls basketball coach for over three decades…And Cedric Cokely is a former Grimsley All-State basketball player from back in the late 1970’s….

Cokely played in the East-West Boys All-Star Basketball game and then later played college basketball at Western Carolina, home of Ced Cokely and the Catamounts…He still has several of the boys basketball records at Grimsley High School…
(After college, Cedric Cokely also had a tryout with the Los Angeles Lakers.)

Cedric’s dad was one of the first African-American doctors to serve the entire city of Greensboro, and Ced’s dad served as the head radiologist, at the L. Richardson Hospital…..

Cedric Cokely has made history, and we Congratulate him today, on a “Job Well Done”….

He has worked with a lot of different coaches during his time at Grimsley, and I’m sure they, and other coaches from around Guilford County, are remembering him today…

Again, Cedric Cokely, we Congratulate you on a, “Job Well Done”


  • Coach Blue said,

    A really great guy, teacher and coach.
    Congratulations Cedric!