Board Approves Gym Floor Naming for Former Coach

Grimsley’s Sawyer Gym floor will be
named after Coach Phil Weaver

"Greensboro, N.C. – Grimsely High School’s Sawyer Gym floor will be named after former coach Phil Weaver. The Board of Education approved the name at its regular meeting Thursday night, after a 30-day comment period.

Weaver served Grimsley as a teacher, counselor and coach for 42 years, including the eight years he coached after his retirement. During his tenure, Weaver served as head coach for the men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams and the softball team. He also served as assistant coach for football, baseball, men’s basketball and golf.

During a 30-day public comment period, the district heard from community partners and former students of Coach Weaver.

“He has demonstrated his love of coaching and commitment to coaching through his 40-plus years of service to Grimsley,” said 2002 graduate Kathryn Mills. “I think by naming the court in honor of Phil Weaver that it would be a wonderful way to pay tribute to a coach who loves Grimsley and who has formed many respected relationships throughout the years with student-athletes.”

The Phil Weaver Court will be in the Sawyer Gym, named after another Grimsley legend, Coach Robert Sawyer, who in the nomination wrote, “The Grimsley families of his athletes, most importantly, were blessed that Coach Weaver brought to the table a most dignified professional atmosphere and respect for the safety and well-being of his athletes at home and on the road to competitions.”

About Guilford County Schools

Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, serves nearly 72,200 K-12 students at 127 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, the district’s mission is to graduate responsible citizens who are prepared to succeed in higher education or the career of their choice. Guilford County Schools is a national leader in providing specialized schools and instructional programs designed to meet the educational needs of a culturally diverse citizenship. For more information, visit the district’s website at"

- A Press Release

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