Readers still have lasting memories of former Western Guilford football coach Bill Hollifield

Reader John Yokley just joined us today and in doing so, he found out about the death of his old high school football coach from Western Guilford, Bill Hollifield…..Hollifield was the line coach at WG for right at 30 years and Mr. Yokley has fond memories of his time spent under the tutelage of Hollifield…..

John Yokley on learning of the death of Bill Hollifield:

Wow! This really sucks. I can’t believe I had not known this happened until almost 3 yrs after his death. A little piece of my past died after reading this obit. I have nothing but fond memories of this man and hope his family is proud of the impact and positive influence this great man had on the lives of so many other students. I moved to the mountains in 2005 and would go backpacking in Snowbird area near Robbinsville and kept saying I’d call Coach to see if he wanted to go fly-fishing on one of my trips. A shame that I never did and also a shame the last time I saw and spoke to coach was at the viewing of another pivotal influence on my life, Coach Charlie Griffin. My condolences to the family.

Hey Coach, make sure you “knock their little tee-tee’s into the dirt” when coaching up there……..

John Yokley
Western Guilford High School Class of 1989

1 comment

  1. Coach Hollifield was the best! He cared for the kids more than anyone. It was especially good to have wrestled under him.

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