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Former Girls Soccer Coach Kim Burroughs to be Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

We are pleased to announce that former girls soccer coach Kim Burroughs will be inducted into the Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame! Coach Burroughs served as head coach of the girls soccer team for 31 years before retiring from coaching in 2021. He continues to teach art and ceramics at GDS.

During his coaching career, Coach Burroughs won 433 total games and led the Bengals to 12 state championships in the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA). His teams have won 20 championships in the Piedmont Athletic Conference of Independent Schools (PACIS) and 1 championship in the Piedmont Triad Athletic Conference (PTAC). The Greensboro Youth Soccer Association named him Coach of the Year in 2004. That same year, the National Soccer Coaches of America named him National Coach of the Year, State Coach of the Year, and Regional Coach of the Year. Coach Burroughs’ success at GDS also led to his selection as coach in 2 all-star games, and 26 former players have gone on to play soccer at the collegiate level.

In addition to his many athletic accomplishments, Coach Burroughs has been honored as a classroom teacher. In 2017, he received the James P. Hendrix, Jr., Excellence in Teaching Award, which is Greensboro Day School’s most prestigious teaching award. In 2003, he received the Brooks Endowment Sabbatical Award, providing him with the opportunity to travel to Wales to visit Brookhouse Pottery. In 1990, he received a Teacher Enrichment Grant to visit and study at the Penland School of Crafts. 

“Coach Burroughs’ coaching career at GDS has been remarkable,” said Athletic Director Freddy Johnson. “His numbers speak for themselves, and those who worked with him closely or played for him know how much he truly cared for each of his players. The relationships he built with the student-athletes at Greensboro Day School transcend what they accomplished on the field. GDS has been fortunate to have had Coach B lead the girls soccer program for 31 years, and this recognition is more than deserved!”

The Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame will honor Coach Burroughs at a reception and banquet on September 20, 2022.