As the ‘Football Field Turns’:Western Guilford High School looking for a new football coach

We posted for you early last week, that Western Guilford High School athletic director Chris Causey had retired from teaching and all of his athletic duties at Western Guilford High School…We talked to WG assistant AD Jerrod Harris last Thursday, over at the Western Guilford Middle School boys basketball game…Coach Harris was there watching his son play for the WG Tigers…He said he is currently in charge of the athletics programs at Western Guilford HS…That was what we were speculating here last week…

This week we learn that Western Guilford is also now looking for a new head football coach…

from Joe Sirera at the News and Record….CLICK HERE for full post…

Brian Terwilliger, Western’s football coach since January 2018, resigned Jan. 3, GCS said.

Terwilliger’s Western teams went 9-28 overall and 4-18 in conference play during his four seasons as coach. The Hornets’ best year was 2019, when they got off to a 4-2 start before fading to 5-6 and just missing the NCHSAA Class 3-AA playoffs. Western never won more than one conference game in a season during his tenure.

I don’t mean to try and dig up old graves, but back in the OLD days, we used to win football games at Western Guilford…Back in the time that I was around the old Black and Gold, we won 20 games, lost 8, and had two ties, over a three-year period…It didn’t hurt that we had the best quarterback in WG history, in Mark Guenther….

And if I would have been calling the plays, I would have had him running the ball 10-15 times per game…I think his nickname was “Swifty”….Should have been running him more on some naked bootlegs and QB keepers on the real wide outside runs…Saw him last week, as he was reffing the WG-NEG middle school basketball games…And he can still go…Having guys like Herbert Pressley, Don Tatum, John and Glenn Morris and others didn’t hurt our chances either…You see, we weren’t that big, but you didn’t want to face us…

We had the third best team in the county back then…Ragsdale at #1, Page at #2, and Western Guilford at #3….And Western Guilford stayed at #3 or better, for at least 10 years…You wouldn’t believe it these days, but that is how it went…

So, what caused the difference back then??? The stinkin’ weight room….

You went in there and you didn’t come out until you have maxxxxed out…I remember doing 25 pull ups, 25 dips, 25 abdominal flexions, and then maxing out with 250 on the bench, and that was 20 reps with 250….That was just how it was done at that time at Western Guilford…It wasn’t a bunch of talk like it is now, it was a bunch of work…I guess some kids today can talk and work at the same time, but not back in the day…Work now, talk later, or let the other guy do the talking, and then you kicked his butt on the field, because you did the work, and he was doing the talking…If you don’t believe what I’m saying, I bet you that there are still plenty of people out there, who will still back me up…

Doug Henderson and Bill Hollifield made us work, and I guess that is why they have the football stadium and the new gymnasium named after them, and I guess one day they will name the weight room after me, or some of my former lifting mates…

Maybe Western Guilford needs to go after one of those Grimsley assistant football coaches, or one of the Dudley assistant coaches…If they want to ask me, I can tell them which one to get…Western might bring in Chuck Henderson, to try and bring back some of that old Doug Henderson magic….

The winning days could return, but not without a lot of work and direction….It all starts when you walk in that weight room, and you go to work and it is not about music, or yelling, or loud noise…It’s focus brother, focus….