The Northern Guilford Nighhawks got their Championship rings and plaques at last night’s Awards Ceremony at the Airport Marriott and as expected, the place was packed.
Hope you had a chance to check our pictures from the event and as we were stating earlier, “the basketball season continued and then ended”, last night at the Marriott. Northern will still work to have the two basketball players eligibility restored and to have the State 3-A Title returned and who knows, I guess stranger things have happened.
The overall Sports/Athletics Awards Ceremony will be tonight at Northern at 6:30pm in the school auditorium. I spoke to parent this morning and he said they will just be handing out awards and that’s it. One of my contacts saw Interim AD Sharon Parks picking up the awards yesterday at the Crown Trophy store on Spring Garden Street and said they look real nice…….
There are still many quetions lingering out there. What’s going to happen to the football team? Will Coach Smith be back with the baseball team in 2010? Who is going to coach the basketball team next year and who all is coming back(Basketball Players)?????
I have learned a decision will be coming up in the Athletic Department and that a new person should be in charge of that key department in just about two weeks. They want to get all the testing complete before that area is finalized.
Who will coach the basketball team next year? I talked briefly with Delaney Rudd last Saturday at the Sportsplex and mentioned it to him and he said don’t count him in.
I was hoping to put together a staff with me as the head coach, Delaney as the top assistant making all of the key decisions, with our other assistants being Mike Fulcher, Andy Symmes, Fernando Cole and a full-time teacher from Northern as another one of our top assistants. Only Delaney and the Northern staff member would get paid, the rest of us, No Dinero…..(If you want total change then we’ll go with me, Delaney, the Northern staffer, Clavon Ingram and William Whitaker.)
I would like to see these Northern kids go out and win the Title again next year. You have to have Frye, Neal, McCain and Lawson back to make this happen. If all the kids are cleared to play there at NG, then let them play. You need that core group of Neal at point, Frye on the wing and Lawson in the middle. McCain is your banger and he is a huge part of what this team would do. I think I can with go with Dylan Berry at the other wing and we can win the state title….
What do you think? How’d you like to see these boys go out and win the title next year with our un-paid staff at the helm. Most of the fans seemed to have a problem with Coach K and not the kids, so if we get a new staff and keep the same kids, how’s about us winning a title.
We are not about the glory. We are just curious to see if the kids can pull it off. If my numbers serve me right, we are only going to have three/now four and count ’em, four 3-A schools in Guilford County next year.(Northeast Guilford, Eastern, Southern and Northern…..)
If all the kids return, I think we can win the title and my friends the time is NOW, Let’s get the ball rolling!!!!!