Southwest Guilford Cowboys announce new Head Football Coach:New Boss on “The Ranch”

The new head football coach at Southwest Guilford High School will be, Marlon White….

Coach White is a former assistant high school football coach at Northeast Guilford High School, and at WS Atkins here locally…Coach White was most recently the head football coach at Ribault High School, in Jacksonville, Florida…

Coach Marlon White is currently teaching physical education, with his focus on weightlifting, at Western Guilford High School…

Marlon White originally from Centenary, South Carolina, near Florence, S.C. He and his family came to the Triad in 2016, and they came here for a visit to the Christmas Lights at Tanglewood, and the White family fell in love with the Triad…

Coach White had been serving in the military for 20 years, and he was last stationed in Goldsboro, N.C. Marlon White moved his family to the Triad and took a job as an assistant football coach at Northeast Guilford High School, and if not for those beautiful Christmas Lights at Tanglewood, he and the White Family may not have landed here…

Marlon White broadcast high school basketball games alongside Kris Walser here at, and at GreensboroSports Radio, and he was on the broadcast team, with Kris, when the Southwest Guilford boys basketball team won the NCHSAA State Championship back in 2019, so Coach White got a taste of the SWG Cowboys’ success as Coach Guy Shavers, coach Greg Vlazny, the Langley Twins, and all of the Cowboys went for, and struck GOLD….

Coach Marlon White will now lead the Southwest Guilford High School football team…

Coach White on how good it is to be back in the area after his head football coaching stint, down in Florida….
Great to be be back, my family loves this area…I had looked at the Southwest job before, and now I am very fortunate to be the head coach of the Southwest Guilford Cowboys

Coach White on why Southwest Guilford is the right spot
This is the Dream Job for me…Like I was saying, I have looked at this job before, and this is a job I wanted bad

Coach White on his goals for 2022
We want a top-notch sports program, and that translates to a top-notch Football Program…We want and must have Consistency…We will look at it now, and take it one week at a-time…We need to be (1-0)…We want to keep all of the current players at Southwest Guilford…We need the freshmen, the sophomores, and the juniors to all commit to SWG Football, and be a part of what we are going to build….We also want to keep our coaching staff together

Coach White on personal goals now, and later on down the road….
Current goals are to establish a solid football program with serious Discipline and Accountability…We want to Build Each Week….Again, be (1-0) each week, and build from there
Long-term goals are to build a Dynamic Program and become solid every year

Coach White, you are currently at Western Guilford High School, how soon before you can settle in at Southwest Guilford High School, and assume your spot on The Ranch???
Will be at Western until the last day of school, on June 3, and then be ready to get up and running at SWG, with off-season football workouts on June 6…I will be coming over to Southwest in the afternoons, after school, over the next two weeks, and checking in with the Cowboys that are finishing up their school year on The Ranch

What do you know about Southwest Guilford football???
This is a hard-nosed defensive football program, the kids at SWG are go-getters, I like the Intensity that I see from the SWG Cowboys…Coach Chuck Doak and Coach Eric Rainey have built this program on Intensity, and we want to keep building on what Coach Doak, and Coach Rainey started here at The Ranch….

**********The announcement of Coach Marlon White as the new head football coach at Southwest Guilford High School is supposed to be made official today/Monday at 1pm….**********
Andy Durham, reporting for

SW Guilford High School Press Release:
The Southwest Guilford Cowboys are excited to announce the hiring of new Head Football Coach Marlon White. Marlon White is a native of Centenary, South Carolina and 1994 graduate of Terrell’s Bay High. After graduation he joined the Air Force, enjoying a 20-year long career before an honorable retirement in March of 2016. During this time, he met his supportive wife Denise. Together, they have 6 wonderful children, 2 loved grand boys with their first grand girl arriving September of 2022.

Coach White brings 8+ years of experience to this position, including the roles of Head Coach, Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator. In his first season as Head Coach of the Ribault Trojans in Jacksonville, Florida, he led the team to the 3rd round of the FHSAA playoffs, a feat that had not been accomplished in 26 years of the school’s history.

Prior to his inaugural role as Head Coach, he was the Defensive Coordinator at Atkins High School in Winston Salem, NC, Bishop McGuinness in Greensboro, NC and Northeast Guilford in McLeansville, NC. Under his leadership and guidance, each defensive unit demonstrated measurable and dramatic improvements observed and applauded by the teams and communities he impacted.

With this venture, Coach White brings a community inclusive approach. He also believes in constructive discipline outlined within the expectations that student-athletes will perform well academically, exhibit a high caliber of sportsmanship along with positive character traits on and off the field.

Marlon will take over immediately moving into summer practices. On behalf of our administration, we would like to welcome Coach White and his family to “The Ranch”. #cowboystrong

Courtesy of Brindon Christman, Southwest Guilford High School Director of Athletics