Southwest Guilford High School

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Southwest Guilford High School
4364 Barrow Rd.
High Point
, North Carolina
United States
Coordinates 36°02′47″N 79°59′20″W / 36.0465°N 79.9889°W / 36.0465; -79.9889Coordinates: 36°02′47″N 79°59′20″W / 36.0465°N 79.9889°W / 36.0465; -79.9889
Type Public secondary
Motto "You're in Cowboy country!"
Established 1979
Principal Wayne Duggins
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,400
Campus Suburban
Newspaper Lariat
Yearbook Horizons

Southwest Guilford High School is a secondary school in High Point, North Carolina, United States established in 1979. It serves grades nine through twelve, with approximately 1500 students enrolled.

The current principal is Wayne Duggins.

The school was recently renovated and expanded to add more class rooms, a new media center, and a brand new state of the art gymnasium. The new gymnasium is the largest high school gym in Guilford County. The gym is named after long time SW Guilford teacher and coach Jim Coggins.


The Southwest Guilford Athletic program is led by athletic director Brindon Christman.[1] The SW teams are known as the "Cowboys and Cowgirls." The school colors are kelly green, black and white. However, when the school was first started the colors were brown, kelly green, and white.

Southwest has rivalries with the Ragsdale High School Tigers, as well as crosstown schools T. Wingate Andrews High School and High Point Central High School.

Southwest has claimed state championships in nine different sports. The three latest are Volleyball in 2006, Men's Indoor Track in 2009 and Women's Basketball in 2011.

Southwest has enjoyed huge success as of late in Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Tennis, Baseball, and Men's and Women's Soccer winning numerous conference championships. The Women's Basketball team won the Piedmont Triad 3-A Conference Championship in 2007-2008 under Head Coach Duane Willis. It was the school's first women's basketball conference championship in 11 years. The team was led by N.C East-West All-Star Tyisha Bridges (now at Norfolk State University) and Gladney Brown (now at Wingate University.) In 2008 Jessica Bryan took over the women's program with great success. In the 2009-2010 season Bryan lead the Cowgirls to a 20-6 final record winning the Piedmont Triad 4-A Conference Championship as well as the Conference Tournament Title. The team was led by Cheyenne Parker,(High Point University Signee),Zena Lovette,Shannon Buchanan,Jessica Pone and Shanel Lawerence. Women's basketball followed that season up with 4-A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2011. The team's final record was 30-2.

The Men's Indoor Track team Coached by Charlie Brown claimed the 1-A/2-A/3-A State Championship in 2009. Sprinter/Hurdler Cordell Livinston was named the meet's Most Outstanding Runner.

The football team has seen an uprising in recent years under former head coaches Bryan Davis (2004–2008), Coach Schwarzer (2008-2012), and current coach, Eric Rainey(2013–present). The football team returned to the State Playoffs in 2010. In a game vs Glenn the team rushed for 621 yds in a 54-46 victory. 8th best in North Carolina history.

Notable outstanding athletes from SW are Olympic and professional soccer player Eddie Pope, MLS standout Clyde Simms (currently with the D.C. United), NFL Defensive Back Brian Williams (currently with the Atlanta Falcons), and NFL player Stefon Adams.

State championships[edit]

  • Women's Basketball 1984, 1985, 2011, 2017
  • Women's Volleyball 1995, 2006
  • Men's Volleyball 2004
  • Men's Indoor Track 2009,1995
  • Men's Basketball 1996, 2017
  • Men's Soccer 1994
  • Men's Golf 1987, 2004
  • Baseball 1997
  • Women's Swimming 1997
  • Women's Soccer 1997, 2001, 2002

Notable alumni[edit]

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