West Guilford to name stadium for
high school will honor former football coach
Doug Henderson, according to the Greensboro News
and Record newspaper.
Henderson will be
honored at halftime of Western's home football
game with Southwest Guilford on September 12,
when the venue will be renamed Henderson
Stadium, the newspaper reports.
Henderson coached the Hornets to the NCHSAA
Class 3-A state championship in 1977. He
served as head football coach, head track and
field coach and athletic director from 1972-89
at Western Guilford.
A North Carolina
alumnus, Henderson went 216-101-5 in a coaching
career that included stops at Shallotte,
Elizabethtown and East Bladen before he took
over at West Guilford. His track and field
teams went 180-5 in dual and triangular meets,
according to the newspaper..
was a founder of the N.C. Football Coaches
Association in 1988 serving as executive
secretary from 1988-2003. He was president
of the N.C. Coaches Association, which is based
in Greensboro, in 1986 after serving a term on
its board of directors. Doug Henderson was
inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of
Fame in 2009.