Coach Johnny Roscoe steps down as the head football coach of the Northern Guilford Nighthawks
Northern Guilford High School has announced that head football coach Johnny Roscoe has stepped down and his retirement will take effect on February 1.
Coach Roscoe has been the head football coach of the Nighthawks program since the beginning/inception of the school and he led the Nighthawks to three straight NCHSAA 3-AA Football Titles…
Coach Roscoe made the announcement to his team yesterday and his plans are to leave the school effective February 1 and retire to his farm down in South Carolina…Coach Roscoe also won three State Titles as a head football coach in South Carolina….
Applications are now being taken for the head football coaching job at Northern Guilford and they plan/hope to have the new football coach in place, by the middle of February…
Coach John Roscoe graduated from Guilford College and he is a former Quaker wide receiver…After many years in football, as February 1, Coach Roscoe will in some ways, hang up his cleats, put on his boots and hit the farm chores…Lots of good memories for him out on Spencer-Dixon Road and with those Three State Championship Banners hanging atop the press box at Northern, you have to think that one day, the future Nighthawks will be playing in ‘Johnny Roscoe Stadium’…..
The future of the program will be in goods hands with starting quarterback Austin Coltrane returning, C.J. Freeman, a very fast runningback is up from the JV’s, and there are quite a few Nighthawks that will be back next year and they all have big game experience in TJ Ruff, Chris Ripberger, Robert Wilcox, Jamon Reynolds, Mason Monroe, Max Klietsch, Cam Harris, Matt McGarry and others plus several key freshmen including one to watch in Tristan Simmons..Knew some of Simmons’ relatives back in the day,(the Tuckers) and they were a tough bunch, from somewhere out off of Bunch Road, near Pleasant Ridge Road…
Could see a new coach from the outside or a coach from within the current staff of assistants take over and with the names that I have mentioned from above, that will make for a very good starting point for the new coach and any coach around would look forward to working with that group…
Best of luck down the road to Coach Roscoe and his wife Jane and as any coach that’s been in the business will tell you, “you put on the shoes/boots every day and we all go into battle together the same way every day”…Working with kids, working in and around the schools, is a battle every day you go out there and it is a tribute to those that have fought that good fight for so many years and Coach Roscoe has been at it for at least 40-plus years and that adds up to be not only a battle, he and others like him, Coach Pursley from NEG among them that also stepped down this year after many years of service, those men have not only been in a battle, they have been in a war and they have helped many young people along the way….
To the new coach, you have seen that list of players that you will have to work with and again to Coach Roscoe and his wife Jane, because they were and are a team, best of luck to you as you head to South Carolina…..
Thanks to the Northern Guilford administration and athletic staff(Principal Will Laine and Athletic Director Brian Thomas) for providing us with this retirement/information release…The key details from NG and the so-called insight, from Andy Durham at GreensboroSports.com….
*****Any comments you leave must be related to the subject matter and if not they will be deleted and that’s Andy’s call there..Love to have them, love to leave them, but they have to be moving in the right direction and I will be here to set that direction…(Got to put the boots on.)*****
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