After participating in the 1960 East West All-Star Game, Marion Kirby played four years for the famous Clarence Stasavich at Lenoir Rhyne College. Kirby coached seven football seasons at Edenton Holmes where his team won three conference titles before becoming a legendary football coach at Page for 23 years. During his career, Kirby led the Pirates to four state titles, 14 conference titles and a state-record 50 straight wins in the mid-80s. In 1997, Kirby became the first football coach in Greensboro College history. Kirby served as the Athletic Director at Guilford College from 2001 to 2007. In 2000, Kirby was inducted into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.