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Kim Burroughs to Swap Whistle for More Clay Dust

Kim Burroughs has decided to hang up his whistle and continue his love and passion for teaching visual art and ceramics to our middle and upper school students. After 31 years of serving as Greensboro Day School’s Girls’ Varsity Soccer Coach, Kim will remain in his role at GDS as a dedicated teacher and he is excited to spend more time with his students in the ceramics studio.

After being hired as a middle school art teacher at Greensboro Day School in 1988, Kim began coaching as the head varsity girls’ soccer coach. The 1998 team reached a #1 national ranking before finishing with a #2 national ranking in the final polls and won six straight state championships between 1995 and 2000. Kim has led the Bengals to win 433 games in his coaching career and is one of seven high school girls’ soccer coaches in North Carolina to surpass the 400 win milestone. 

Coach Burroughs has compiled an overall record of 433-114-41, a winning percentage of 74%, and by our research, he is the 7th winningest coach in North Carolina high school girls’ soccer history (both public and private schools). Over the past 31 seasons, Kim and his players have received much-deserved recognition at the local, state, regional, and national levels. Twenty-six former players have gone on to play soccer at the collegiate level. 

Coach Burroughs’ impact on student-athletes transcends the soccer field. In addition to coaching, he teaches students important life skills. His success in molding young lives for over three decades is the major building block in Greensboro Day School’s soccer foundation. He is also notably the 2017 James P. Hendrix, Jr., Excellence in Teaching Award recipient, an award which recognizes a teacher who stands out in making a difference in a child’s experience at Greensboro Day School. 

Please join the GDS community in celebrating Kim on his successful coaching career at GDS! We are excited that he will remain in the classroom at GDS as a dedicated and inspiring teacher. Thank you, Kim, for all your coaching years at Greensboro Day School; see you at the kiln!
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