North Carolina Coaches Association Clinic and All-Star Week coming to Greensboro July 19 – July 22, 2010

East-West All-Star Basketball
July 19, 2010 (Monday)
East-West All-Star Soccer
July 20, 2010 (Tuesday)
East-West All-Star Football
July 21, 2010 (Wednesday)

Phil Weaver and Mac Morris, two long-time leaders/coaches/teachers in our Greensboro community will again be spearheading this big event….It has reached the point, where the Coaches Clinic has actually grown larger than the games themselves, and this can be a very good thing, because it allows the games to continue in their current state/system and with all the coaches in town for almost a week, it gives the local economy a huge boost….

When you read about the history of the event, you’ll see the name Leon Brogden, from Wilmington, listed as the first coach for the East All-Star football team….His son Jim, has lived in Greensboro for several years, his grandaughter graduated from Grimsley HS and his grandson, Adam, plays basketball for the Grimsley Whirlies….Bob Jamieson(Grimsley HS) was the first-ever coach for the West football team…..

Here’s the inside on this year’s games and some of the history of the games……

from www.nccoach.org:

East-West All-Star Basketball
July 19, 2010 (Monday)

East-West All-Star Soccer
July 20, 2010 (Tuesday)

East-West All-Star Football
July 21, 2010 (Wednesday)
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The first East-West All-Star Games were held in the summer of 1949. The East football team coached by Leon Brogden of Wilmington High School (now New Hanover HS) won by a score of 20-7 over the West team coached by Bob Jamieson of Greensboro High School (now Grimsley HS). Charles Smith of Wilmington High School was named the outstanding player. The West team outscored the East 62-53 to take the first victory in basketball. Paul Sykes of Durham High School and Tony Simeon of High Point Central High School were the first head basketball coaches and Warren “Sonny” Russell from New Bern High School was the outstanding player.

Women’s basketball was added to the All-Star Games in the summer of 1975. The West team coached by Judy Flynn of Ragsdale High School defeated the East team coached by Bobby Miles of West Montgomery High School. The West’s Robin Simpson of Monroe High School was named the outstanding player in the 82-36 victory.

Soccer for men and for women became a part of the All-Star line-up in the summer of 1992. In the women’s match, Coach Paul Hesse’s (Northern Durham High School) East team and Coach Herk DeGraw’s (Grimsley High School) West team played to a 1-1 tie. Kasey Monroe of Garner High School was named the outstanding player. The East men guided by Coach Bob Catapano of Sanderson High School pulled out a 2-1 victory over the West team coached by Zack Osborne of Page High School. Caleb Whitaker of Jordan High School was the match’s outstanding player.

The 2010 East-West All-Star Games will be the 62nd football and men’s basketball games, the 35th women’s basketball game, and the 19th men’s and women’s soccer games.