from Dennis Garcia, at www.courier-tribune.com:
ASHEBORO – Kevin Gillespie said Asheboro High School has always been in the back of his mind as a place where he would love to become the head football coach. Now that is a reality.
The former Asheboro High School assistant football coach, who has spent the past 11 seasons leading one of the most successful 4-A football programs in the state, was introduced as the Blue Comets new coach Monday night. Gillespie takes over for Owen George, who resigned last month.
+++++Interesting note here from Dennis Garcia, at the Asheboro Courier-Tribune…..
There may be another familiar face joining Coach Gillespie. Norman Weeks, a former AHS assistant who has spent many years with Gillespie at Trinity High School and Greensboro Page, may join Gillespie at AHS. Weeks said earlier this year he was going to retire from football, but the change to AHS may cause him to change his mind.
CLICK HERE to read all and read more on this/these moves from Dennis Garcia, at the Asheboro Courier-Tribune….
*****from back on Saturday night as our coverage on the Big Story was breaking:*****
Hate to hear this one and hate it for the players and football families at Page HS, they were lucky to have Coach Kevin Gillespie as their head football coach for 11 years and his record while at Page was (101-45) with a NCHSAA State 4-A Title back in 2011 and back-to-back trips to the 4-A State Title game in 2015 and 2016….The 2011 Page Title team led by QB James Summers, who is now a member of the Arizona Cardinals and in 2015-16, QB Will Jones led the Pirates into the Championship Games and Jones is on is way to Western Carolina University for the Fall of 2017….Coach Gillespie gone from Page and on the way to Asheboro High School and his will be tough shoes to fill at Page…To put it mildly, “this man will be missed”, and you can count on that….Coach Gillespie’s top assistant coach Norman Weeks, the man that led the Pirate defense, had decided to step down and give up coaching during the current off-season….
ASHEBORO — Asheboro High School is apparently ready to name former Greensboro Page coach Kevin Gillespie as its new football coach Monday evening.
Multiple sources close to the situation have confirmed that Gillespie has stepped down as the head football coach at Page High School to take over the football program at AHS. Gillespie has spent the last 11 seasons at Page and led the Pirates to the 2011 4-AA state championship and was 4-AA state runners-up in 2015 and 2016.
He posted a 101-45 record at Page and has a 135-71 overall coaching record, which included a five year stint as head coach at Trinity High School.
Prior to being named the head coach at Trinity, he was an assistant football coach at AHS under David Moody.
Gillespie takes over at Asheboro for Owen George, who stepped down last month.
+++++Direct link to the Coach Gillespie story at the Asheboro Courier-Tribune CLICK HERE…..+++++
*****Yes sir, thanks to Coach Kevin Gillespie for the great years he spent coaching high school football, at Page High School…..*****