Southwest Guilford’s Athletic Department would like to announce that after 14 seasons, Coach Guy Shavers is stepping down as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach. He will continue his role as a teacher in the school’s CTE department.
Coach Shavers has compiled an impressive record of 248 wins and 138 loses with a 65% winning percentage.
Coach Shavers took over the program in 2005 from former Southwest English teacher Russell Nelson coming from NW Guilford HS as an assistant coach for Lee Reavis. After his first five seasons of below .500 mark in wins, Coach Shavers’ leadership turned the program around winning 19 plus games each year beginning in 2010.
During that time, Coach Shavers has won 6 conference championship in the last 9 seasons, 2 Western Region Championships (4A 2017, 3A 2019), and two NCHSAA State Championships (4A 2016-17) with the most recent being the perfect 32-0 record 2019 3A State Championship.
Coach Shavers was named 4A NCHSAA State Coach of the Year in 2017, Piedmont Triad 3A/4A Coach of the Year 4 times and most recently named District 7 Coach of the Year by the NCBCA. He has coached many college bound players highlighted by Terrell Leach (WSSU/Virginia Union), Ben Ferguson (St. Andrews), KJ Langley (Greensboro College), Kameron Langley (NC A&T State), and current SW students Keyshaun and Kobe Langley who both will attend UNCG next fall.
Our school is blessed by the leadership, guidance and positive relationships that Coach Shavers and his staff have built with the SW school community. Prospective candidates for the position can send resumes to the athletic director at SWGHS, Brindon Christman at email@example.com
Well breaking news for us any way…Out of the office and the loop for a few hours trying to stir up some sales and a big one just got away…
Former UNCG Spartan Guy Shavers has stepped down, as the boys head basketball coach at Southwest Guilford High School, and now the SWG Cowboys will be in the process of looking for a new boys basketball coach….
There has been a man on the bench the last several seasons, serving under Coach Shavers, and he would make an excellent head coach if interested, and that would be current SWG boys assistant, Greg Vlazny….
Vlazny knows the ropes and he learned them from Guy Shavers, and Guy got his game knowledge from Bob McEvoy over at UNCG, back when Guy was in college playing basketball alongside the UNCG point guard back in those days, Keyford Langley…..
Guy was a women’s assistant coach under Darlene Joyner over at Northwest Guilford and he spent time on the staff at Glenn High School, assisting for coach Robert Fulton and later Coach Lee Reavis, when they were leading the Glenn Bobcats to the 3-A East Regional Finals vs. Dudley, down in Greenville, N.C., back in the day….
Coach Shavers paved the way and built a successful program over at Southwest Guilford and it is kind of like the situation at Duke, SWG would have been a good team without the Langley Twins, but they never would have reached the levels that the Cowboys attained without Keyshaun and Kobe…The were the pillars and the bookends that made the Cowboys Click and that helped them bring home those two State Titles…..
Just like Duke would not be what Duke is today, without the kid out of South Carolina, Zion Williamson…Certain players can help take you to the top of your game….
Coach Shavers did a great job of managing that highly operative SWG program and by letting his men play their games, he allowed them all to excel at their highest levels…Kobe, Keyshaun, Jayden Turner, Joel Pettiford, Christian Martin, Dez Woods when he was still with us, and all of the SWG Cowboys that have been over on “The Ranch”, the past couple of seasons….
Coach Shavers was a genius in a certain way, because he knew how to flip that switch and when it was ON, the Cowboys were gone, and you were not going to come back against them…He will go down as one of the smartest coaches to ever cross the county, because he knew WHEN, when to hit the gas pedal and when to put on the brakes and for the kid’s sake, they did not have to use the brakes too often and that is how the kids loved it…
And boy those Cowboys could throw it down on the run and they had excellent shooting range too..I saw Kobe Langley with some shots last Friday night in an exhibition game over at GDS, and man did that kid has some range and he shoots the pull-up shot, like it is his top toss…
The “Guy Shavers Era” at SWG has come to and end, but now it is time to get a new coach on “The Ranch” and I still say, Greg Vlazny would be a great candidate to follow in the Cowboy boots of Guy Shavers….
Good luck, as he leaves off into the sunset for Coach Shavers, and hasn’t this basketball season been an adventure already, as the coaches are moving faster than the SWG Cowboys in transition, attacking the basket in a 3-on-1 fast break…
New coach at Page, Evan Fancourt…..New coach at Grimsley, back in the fold, Darren Corbett…Needing a new boys coach at Southern Guilford and now needing a new boys coach at Southwest Guilford HS….Busy in-season and now a busy off-season too…May see more changes in the works and I would not be surprised to see a change or two on the girl’s sidelines also…A few of our longer-term girls coaches may be looking for some more spare and free time…..
All we can do now is Play On and Stay Tuned…..