Grimsley Whirlies

League :NCHSAA

Classification :4A

Conference :Metro

Sports

HEAD COACH
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Darryl Brown

Assistants:
Corey Phillips, Joe Riggsbee, Will Brown, Jesse Tripp, Jason Simmons, Cory McCoy, Paul Mychaiczuk, Donovan Artis, Jeff Guffey

STADIUM
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Jamison Stadium

Capacity:12,000

RECORD BREAKDOWN

Overall
W L T PCT
4 7 0 0.364
Conference
W L T PCT
2 2 0 0.500
Totals
PF PA SO
193 296 0
Averages
PF PA +/-
17.55 26.91 -9.36
SCHEDULE
Date Opponent Type Result
Fri Aug 18 @Northern Guilford (Greensboro, NC) L 15-16
Fri Aug 25 @Asheboro (Asheboro, NC) W 24-21
Mon Sep 04 @Eastern Guilford (Gibsonville, NC) L 7-33
Fri Sep 08 Southeast Guilford (Greensboro, NC) L 6-27
Fri Sep 15 @Western Guilford (Greensboro, NC) W 42-26
Fri Sep 22 East Forsyth (Kernersville, NC) L 7-35
Fri Sep 29 Reynolds, R.J. (Winston Salem, NC) L 14-28
Fri Oct 06 @Ragsdale (Jamestown, NC) Conference L 13-34
Fri Oct 13 High Point Central (High Point, NC) Conference W 37-13
Fri Oct 27 @Page (Greensboro, NC) Conference L 0-42
Fri Nov 03 @Northwest Guilford (Greensboro, NC) Conference W 28-21
CHAMPIONSHIP
Season League Classification
2005 NCHSAA 4A State Runner-Up
1988 NCHSAA 4A Regional Finals
1987 NCHSAA 4A Regional Finals
1960 NCHSAA 4A
1959 NCHSAA 4A State Runner-Up
1956 NCHSAA 3A State Champions
1954 NCHSAA 3A State Champions
ADM HISTORY
Year 500 1000 1500 2000
2017
1823
2016
1761
2015
1804
2014
1804
2013
1861
2012
1870
2011
1793
2010
1786
2009
1817
2008
1992
2007
1945
2006
1915
2005
1904
2004
1862
2003
1906
2002
1856
2001
1850
2000
1782
1999
1683
1998
1527
1997
1469
1996
1459
1995
1450
1994
1422
1993
1416
Established in 1899, Grimsley is among the oldest schools in the state and was formerly known as Greensboro Central, then Greensboro Senior High School.  In 1962 it was renamed Grimsley in honor of former superintendent of Greensboro Schools, George Adonijah Grimsley. 

The mascot was originally the "Purple Whirlwind," adopted in 1921. Local papers, in an attempt to have variety when referring to GHS's teams (and to save space in headlines) came up with the name "Whirlies" in 1941. (Other variations of "Purple Whirlwinds" had been used back to the 1930s.) The name "Whirlies" caught on quickly and was used interchangeably with "Purple Whirlwinds" until the color change in 1951, leaving the original mascot name as "Whirlwinds." Since the late 1950s, "Whirlies" has been used almost exclusively.

While the whirlwind was the mascot beginning in 1921, in 1956—and originating as the theme of the Whirligig yearbook that year—the Whirlibird mascot appeared, becoming instantly popular. It became the main mascot for the school, lasting until the early 1980s, when the whirlwind re-emerged as GHS's mascot.






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