*****Courtesy of Shawyn Newton, Athletics Director at Southeast Guilford High School*****:
After spending 6 seasons at Eastern Guilford High School, the first three as their Defensive Coordinator, Running Backs coach, and the last three as their Offensive & Special Teams Coordinator. SE Guilford has selected Coach Kennedy Tinsley as their Head Football Coach.
Coach Tinsley played an intricate part in the turnaround of the football program at Eastern Guilford High School where the Wildcats went from 2-9 in 2012 to 15-1 in 2016 where they finished runner-up in the 3-AA State Championship.
In 2016, Coach Tinsley’s offense averaged 32 points and almost 350 yards per game in which 8 offensive players were named all-conference.
As the Head women’s Track Coach, Coach Tinsley also led Eastern Guilford to three Conference titles, a Regional, and the 2016 3-A State Championship.
After graduating from Dudley High School in 2005, Coach Tinsley lettered 4 years at UNC-Chapel Hill playing both linebacker and full back positions. During the 2009 season, Coach Tinsley was named Team Captain and was given Special Teams Player of the Week honors four times. In 2010, Coach Tinsley was an undrafted free agent for the St. Louis Rams and was later a 5th Round draft pick for the Las Vegas Locos in the now defunct UFL. Coach Tinsley and his wife, Christina, have three daughters, Kaycee, Kellee, and Kenzee. We are happy to welcome them to the Falcon family.
Shawyn L. Newton Athletic Director, Southeast Guilford High School