The word came out this afternoon that the Guilford County Schools have made major decisions concerning the Investigation into the Athletic Programs at Northern Guilford High School.
Coach Stan Kowalewski is out as basketball coach and the County has said they are going to move in a different direction and Coach K will not be retained. The Nighthawk basketball team will also be forced to give up their 2009 NCHSAA State 3-A Basketball title.
The Northern Guilford baseball team will forfeit all of their games from the 2009 season and will not be eligible for the State playoffs.
Guilford County also found irregularities in the wrestling and cheerleading programs.
The investigation continues into the Northern Guilford football progam and again that investigation is still on-going and no decisions or resolutions have been made as of today.
I do believe questions realted to player/athlete residency and overall eligibility are what caused the hammer to come down on the basketball and baseball programs and I have no answers for you as of this afternoon in regards to the wrestling and cheerleading programs.
Coach K is no longer the basketball coach at Northern Guilford and the Nighthawks will be forced to give up their 3-A Basketball Title.
The Northern Guilford Nighthawk baseball team must forfeit all of their wins/games from the 2009 season.
You have to believe that the parents out at Northern will fight these decisions, but how far can you go when you are battling the Guilford County School System?????
The vastness of this Investigation hits home when you learn that not only are today’s decisions effecting the baseball and basketball teams, they also have effected the Wrestling and Cheerleading progarams too, and the jury is still out on the football team and we may learn of other teams being involved too.
This is a huge mess and it is not completely over yet.
At Greensborosports.com it has never been our intentions to hinder this investigation and we are the small fish in the big County pond, but I do feel for all of the people that have seen their lives changed by these decisions today and most importantly we feel for the kids and hope they all land on their feet in the future.