We look at the Best coaches and AD’s and it’s the last day of school and time to hit the pool.
Where is the Best swimming pool these days????? Is it at the Bur-Mil Park, at Hamilton Lakes, Hagan Stone Park, Lakewood Pool off of Lindley Road, Warnersville Center, Lindley Park Pool(you can see it from West Wendover Avenue), the Elks Lodge Pool over off of Cornwalis, at the YMCA’s or the YWCA, at Rush Fitness Centers, or the local apartment complex or the Howard Johnson’s Hotel/Holiday Inn if one still exists??????
Who has the best pool in town??????
Best of the Best in Guilford County at the end of 2009????? Here’s what people have been telling me…….
Football-Steven Davis at Dudley…..The football officials tell me even they can’t believe it. This guy does it all and he doesn’t even use a headset. #2:They are talking Scott Loosemore at Eastern Guilford…..After all of the transfers to other schools he is still winning games he shouldn’t even be in.
Basketball-They tell me Robert Kent. He has lost numerous players, but his Page Pirates still beat Mount Tabor and gave the State 4-A Champs their only loss of the year. #2:If we go private Freddy Johnson would be #1, but since we are looking at end-of-the-year public schools, then Freddy will have to settle for number two…..
Girl’s Basketball-Kris Britton from Dudley. 3-A State Champs in 2009 says it all…….#2:Kim Furlough of Northern Guilford. The girl’s basketball team has never been mentioned during the Guilford County athletics investigations that have been on-going at Northern Guilford……..
Baseball-Chris Causey at Western Guilford….The sources I talked to said he is the best pure baseball mind right now in Guilford County and if he gave up football coaching and focused just on baseball, then Western Guilford would win the State Title next year, even though they are moving up and going 4-A.
Athletic Director-Rusty Lee at Page……The sources I talk to say he has always been the best. With Guilford County funds available Page looks just like Smith when you look at their gymnasiums. But you have to look on the outside at Page and see all that Lee has done with the new improvements around the campus down around the football practice field and in and around the Marion Kirby Stadium. You have the softball fields, the soccer fields, the lacrosse practice areas, they are doing work all over the place outside at Page. They have the brand new building down by the football field that will eventually serve as a visitor’s side entrance for the football games…..There’s a lot going on at Page.
#2:Jim Clontz is the quietest guy in the county and he does a bang-up job at Western Guilford. The former Southeast Guilford Falcon always has a big grin on his face and he will be working up a sweat even in the dead of winter. Clontz has been there and done that and he probably has more time on his belt than any other teacher/coach in Guilford County. I can’t even tell you who the AD was when I was out at Western Guilford way back in the 70’s, maybe Ed Carroll would know, but everyone in that community knows who Jim Clontz is today………….
Just a look back, as we close out the 2008/2009 School Year and it was a wild one!