C.K. Siler is a native of Siler City and an Elon College graduate where he played football and baseball, earning All-State and All-Conference recognition in baseball. In his 36-year career at Sumner and Southern Guilford high schools, Siler coached football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and was Athletic Director. In 26 years as Head Football Coach, Siler compiled a record of 178-84-11 while winning twelve Conference Championships. The football field at Southern Guilford is named in his honor. Siler is a member of the Elon Sports Hall of Fame, a Veteran of the Korean War and was awarded two Purple Hearts.