We have lost a Great One:We join the Southern Guilford Community in mourning the loss of Coach C.K. Siler

from Southern Guilford High School, home of the Storm:

It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Coach CK Siler.

Coach Siler was bigger than life in the Southern Guilford community and his impact was wide and far reaching.

During his lengthy career, he impacted the lives of countless young men and women. As much as he loved teaching and coaching, it paled in comparison to how much he loved his family and the community he served.

The lessons that he taught are still alive and being carried on today by his grandsons – Darryl (Grimsley High School), Calvin and Eric (Providence Grove High School).

Coach Siler will continue to have an impact on lives for generations to come. Our community mourns his loss but is greater because of his leadership.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Coach Siler.

RIP:Coach C.K. Siler

Courtesy of Jeff Carter
Athletic Director
Southern Guilford High School

from GSOSports.com….
I played against Coach Siler and his Southern Guilford Indians several times…Great coach and he made the Sumner/Southern Guilford Community strong…With the Indians or the Storm, it was Coach Siler at his best, and he brought out the best in his young men…Dino Hackett, Joey Hackett, Kim Smith, Larry McCuiston, Barry McCuiston, Mickey Atkinson, Ralph Brown, the list could go on, and on…Coach Siler loved his SG and Sumner teams, and they all loved him back….Great memories and this great man will be missed…Thank-you Coach Siler for all of the memories…

In recent years, Coach Siler had been living at the Clapp’s Nursing Center, in Pleasant Garden…Back in the day, Coach Siler and his assistant coach, Coach Jones, were the only football coaches for the Sumner Indians, later known as the Southern Guilford Storm…

3 comments

  1. The biggest lineman I remember from back in the Southern Guilford days in the mid-1970’s was Ace Waters….Coach Siler worked him hard, but Ace stayed big, and Ace was all over the place…Another raw-boned tough SG Indian that I remember was Roland Atkins…The Robbins family sent a few players Coach Siler’s way as well….The old teams from the 60’s and 70’s seemed to be some of Coach Siler’s best football teams…The glory days for Coach Siler at Sumner and at Southern Guilford were for sure, “the good old days”…..

  2. Saw it mentioned somewhere in the discussion about Coach Siler today, and he was called a Legend…He truly was a Legend, and he always will hold Legendary Status, in the Southern Guilford/Sumner community, down around Drake Road, and into the neighboring territories…
    Truly one of a kind, a LEGEND!!!!!

  3. I only played one season for the greatest coach who lived. The 79 season was probably the best football team at southern. Because of coach Siler and his staff.we were a family. It will always be my greatest honor to say I played for CK SILER

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