Corey Muirhead new men’s basketball coach at Southeast Guilford High School:Bio on Coach Muirhead, former professional player

SE Guilford has named Corey Muirhead as its new men’s basketball coach.

Coach Corey Muirhead’s Bio

Corey Muirhead is a retired professional basketball player. Throughout his nine year career, Corey has played for teams in the European countries of Austria, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. A true powerhouse, Corey has accumulated several awards and achievements to highlight his impressive playing history. He’s won the Central European Basketball League Championship, numerous slam dunk contests, MVP awards, All defensive team awards, Defensive player of the year, Domestic Player of the Year award, and Forward of the year. In addition, he was selected for the All-Star team eight times over his career. His last season was spent playing as a Player and Assistant Coach with his team in Czech Republic. His duties involved scouting, video editing, working with the guards and assessing game strategies with the Head Coach. He also served as a translator for the coach with the foreign players and an extension of the coach on the court. A leader and humanitarian, Corey has utilized his knowledge and skill set to coach and train young athletes who desire to pursue the game of basketball long term. As a coach and guest speaker at numerous camps and clinics throughout the US and abroad, Corey has demonstrated a vested interest in helping others maximize their full potential. He fully believes in developing the whole player with an emphasis on being able to defend. He enjoys the process of helping young boys become men and positive contributing members to society.

Prior to playing professionally, Corey attended Western Carolina University on a full athletic scholarship where he was a standout student-athlete and an active member of the student body. In his final season, he scored his one thousandth career point and was voted team MVP by his teammates and coaches. Off the court, Corey devoted his time to pursuing a degree in Sociology with a minor in physical education. His passion for people and commitment to improving the lives of others was realized during his time at Western where he served in numerous capacities to advocate for the betterment of student athletes and the student body as a whole.

Originally from Jamaica, Corey and his family immigrated to Toronto, Canada when he was just 12 years old. As the 11th of 12 children, Corey’s upbringing always reinforced the importance of family which is a value he upholds today. Currently, he resides with his wife, Lauren and their two sons, Andreas and Ayden in Greensboro, North Carolina.

5 comments

  1. So where’s his coaching experience??? Only see background info on being a player.. Southeast is a baseball school and is obvious..

  2. Coaching experience?? Do you want someone that has trained players and played 6 years in a pro league or just another parent from the English or Science dept coaching your players? I think I would prefer to have someone that has been there because they can make it real to players. Guilford Co is already to set on always hiring county employees first. SE is lucky to get someone with this level of knowledge. Maybe this will keep some of the players from fleeing north to the Dudley Academy.

  3. I know Corey personally and he is definitely a great hire! He was a terrific player and defense is his specialty! I’m confident he will do a wonderful job teaching not just the game of basketball but the game of life!

  4. @Triadhoops He was a player/assistant coach in a Euro pro league. As the bio states, “His duties involved scouting, video editing, working with the guards and assessing game strategies with the Head Coach.” That’s more than some HS head coaches in the Triad can be bothered doing. You might want to try reading before commenting.

  5. Southeast basketball for boys has been at rock bottom. There is no way to go but up. I think this is a great hire by AD Newton and the Principal— It might help stop players from transferring to other programs.

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