Doug Henderson to be honored at halftime of the North Carolina-East Carolina game on Saturday in Kenan

Henderson in the house at Chapel Hill

The former Western Guilford Hornets football coach will be honored at halftime, of the North Carolina Tar Heels-East Carolina Pirates game, on Saturday afternoon at Kenan Stadium, in Chapel Hill…Henderson’s Hornets won the 1977 NCHSAA 3-A Football Championship and Henderson won over 200 games in his high school coaching career….Henderson will be honored for being inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame and he is also in the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame….

Henderson is a UNC-CH graduate and while attending UNC he served as a one-time player-manager for the Heels and his nickname became ‘Tick’, because he just kept on hanging in there, learning all he could about the game of football….He was very good friends with all of the North Carolina football coaches over the years and he introduced me to Bill Dooley back in the day and Dooley said he would give me a scholarship if I kept on growing….I am the same height today that I was in the 8th grade, and Dooley did say come on down, but I stayed down in the short department and took my services elsewhere….

Henderson did send current Western Guilford coach Chris Causey(LB) to North Carolina, after Coach Causey had spent a year or two at Guilford College and then he transfered up to the Heels and he also sent punter Scott McCallister to UNC and he did a very good job for the Heels…..

Linebacker Glen Morris from Western Guilford was looking at UNC back in the day, but Darrell Nicholson got his spot in Chapel Hill and Glen ended up in Greenville at East Carolina, along with another Western Guilford-product, Mark Bryant and Aaron Stewart was at ECU intially, but he made his final stop in Durham and played at Duke…..Henderson turned out quite a few name players over the years and he will be honored for his efforts this Saturday, at his college home on the UNC campus, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina….

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