The news courtesy of John Hughes, Athletic Director at Northwest Guilford High School….
Jared Rolfes has been named the new head varsity football coach at Northwest Guilford High School. He replaces Joe Woodruff, who is leaving Northwest to take the head football coaching position at Big Rapids High School in Michigan.
During the 2013 season, Coach Rolfes served as the offensive coordinator for 3AA football power Northern Guilford High School.
For the previous five seasons, he was the head coach of his high school alma mater at Celina High School in Celina, Ohio. At Celina, Coach Rolfes took over a football program that traditionally struggled to win and led them to their first winning season in ten years in 2010. In 2012 Celina went 7-3, which was the best performance for the Celina football team since the 1998, and was undefeated at home for the first time since 1995. During the five year period that Coach Rolfes was head coach at Celina, many long standing records were broken, integrity and character became the foundation of the program, and program stability has been maintained even since his departure.
Before taking over at Celina, Jared served as an assistant football coach at Waubonsie High School in Aurora, Illinois along with coaching stints at West Jefferson High School in West Jefferson, Ohio and Leo High School in Leo, Indiana. He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University and received his masters in Educational Leadership and Administration at Bowling Green University.
There will be a meeting on Monday 5/2 at 4pm in the media center for anyone interested in playing football at Northwest High next school year. Coach Rolfes will be in attendance to introduce himself and give an overview of his vision for the program.
Coach Rolfes will also be in attendance at the football booster club meeting on Tuesday 5/3 at 7pm in the Media center. Any football parents and community members are invited to attend.
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(On the GreensboroSports.com side of things, we heard nothing but goods things about Jared Rolfes when he came to Northern Guilford last season to become the Nighthawks’ new offensive coordinator. There was a lot of excitement surrounding his arrival at Northern. In talking to some of the NG players they liked what the new coach was bringing to their offense and his work on that side of the ball, allowed Coach Brian Thomas to keep his hands on the Nighthawk defense, an area at which he had excelled in previous years. Should make for a good entry on to the Northwest Guilford campus, with Jared Rolfes taking over the Viking reins from Coach Joe Woodruff….A little bit ironic that a coach from your chief rival would take over at your school, but you look for and go with the best man available and that seems to be the direction that Northwest has gone in here.)