William Douglas "Doug" Henderson, Sr.
Doug Henderson coached Western Guilford to the 1977 NCHSAA 3-A State Football Championship with a 26-20 win over South Caldwell. Coach Henderson was the Head Football Coach and Athletic Director from 1972 to 1989 at Western Guilford and also served as the Head Track Coach. In 1977, Henderson was named Head Coach of the North-South All-Star Game and the Kellogg Coach of the Year. Henderson won six conference titles at Western Guilford and was also the Triad 3-A Coach of the Year in 1977. The UNC graduate amassed over 216 football wins against 101 losses and 5 ties in his career included stops at Shallotte, Elizabethtown, and East Bladen High Schools before Henderson arrived at Western Guilford. On the track, Henderson’s teams amassed an outstanding 180-5 record in dual and triangular meets. Henderson was a founder of the NC Football Coaches Association in 1988 serving as Executive Secretary from 1988-2003. Henderson was President of the North Carolina Coaches Association in 1986 after serving a term on its Board of Directors.