Thursday, December 19, 2013

Barry Shuford resigns as Olympic Football coach

Olympic High head football coach Barry Shuford has resigned.

Shuford said he wants to spend more time following his son and daughter, who are playing sports in college.

Shuford coached at Olympic since 2007. His 2013 team was 7-5. After going 4-7 in his first season, Shuford's next six teams produced no losing seasons.

Prior to coaching at Olympic, Shuford was at Monroe's Parkwood High from 2003-06, at Butler from 1997-02, at Garinger from 1992-95, and at Bessemer City from 1989-91.

His career record is 142-137.

In a letter to Olympic's administration, Shuford said, "I am resigning as head football coach at Olympic High School effective immediately. I would like to travel to see my son and daughter participate in college sports and would like to do that freely without the burden of feeling that I am neglecting my kids at Olympic High School."

With Shuford's resignation, there are now five head football jobs open at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.

The others (info on each link) are at Myers Park, Garinger and Vance and West Charlotte.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

He was a Horrible Coach I expect ed tht after his first year of Coaching he never cared ask any former Players Olympic is a better team after tht move

Wade Griffin said...

That's crap....hes' helped that program and the kids they play there more than the other sports coaches and kept winning without all the illegal stuff like them too!! Quitbeing anonymous and own up to your words.

Anonymous said...

I am a proud parent to hear this News.He was so Disrespectful iam So glad we are not Force to watch that WingT offense nothin but Foolishness This News made my day...There is a God :)

Anonymous said...

Coach Flowers was the Best coach to ever step foot In Olympic Shoutout to Coach Brown he was a great coach on the staff for Years ..Wade Griffn he was never a Contender at the End of the day thts what its About Right or Wrong he was a rotten apple a Cancer to that team

Anonymous said...

Must be a dad of a QB or something cause they dont have to throw the ball to win a lot of games...Guarantee that That the ridiculous Coach Flowers offense didn't win half the games....I guess that's why it didn't last long... can't stand people who have no clue about foot all but kike spout their ridiculous comments. Just like the parent who screams from the stands to throw the ball coach when your leading the game and breaking the spirit of the other team at the same time. Whatever opinions are like you know what.

Anonymous said...

I suppose Coach Brown got his walking papers cause he was secretly getting recruitment meetings for player so to make them ineleigible to attend college.....what joke that comment was that's just showing your stupidity and have no clue about what you are commenting on. But I guess that's the way all the other teams are done. Guess they can break in the new stadium with some losing seasons once again!!

Anonymous said...

As for never a contender check your records for the past 7 years... yes we cant compete with MC & BHS but who can really unless you go against what's right and recruit Or fake documents Like the powers do. Just saying.....

Anonymous said...

The foolishness of the wing t offense. ....he has the most wins in school history, most points scored in school history, most total offense in school history, most yars in a single season, most points in a single season. I guess you can see where this is going. There again bleacher coaches who think you have to throw the ball to win!! I guess it's not the wins that matter it's the style you lose in!!!!!!! WOW

Anonymous said...

Coach Brown tried to get talent to the school Mchs and Bhs are just good at what they do everybody gets a undertable deals to get players to the school it is what it is ..Don't find it fishy tht them schools are on top every year at Least Brown tries...Them Records are Flukes How many kids has he gotten in college for a football scholar ship in the past 7 years ...Great New Era for Olympic Football take some pointers from the basketball team

Anonymous said...

You made my point for me....the basketball team should be looked at by CMS.... Brown never did jack squat other than undermine the team and players....and the players that did go to college are the ones that put the work in to make. Cant make chicken salad out of chicken poo. Wow how uninformed are you? Records are flukes....wow. STUPID

Charles Morrison said...

Dude you sound bout dumb trying to say the basketball team cheat get out there and put some work in with kids in the offeseason last guy sounds like the former coach him self stop talking behind a screen and post your name smh. There were many kids that could be great football talent walking olympic halls but they would not play for him stop riding his jock and see the bigger picture olympic football will be fine with a new hire they still have talent and a steady growing area.

Anonymous said...

Thats funny being that everyone wants to play football....I guess going by the rules and holding people to certain standards and grade levels and showing up to practice and respectful players is to hard for the lazy kids who dont play now that will play next year..is that a product you wanna put on the field to represent your school. As a former student there I would be safe to say no. But I guess when you lower your standards its ok. So I guess with 6 straight winning records and and playoff apperances and the winningest coach in school hisfory doesn't matter. So evidently the method is proven to work. I definitely wouldn't wanna coach a team that doesnt hold everyone up to a certain standard. And I'm not riding anyones jock I speak the facts... atop riding BG's jock because the talent for some the players for the football team that you speak of play basketball and are not allowed to play football.....it's just funny how little people know and speak from their ignorance.... fsmh

Anonymous said...

To all the Anonymous posters: Coach Shuford may not have brought any state titles to the Steele Creek area, may not have won games he should have, etc., but the man is not the evil coach you all make him out to be. Give the man some credit for what he did accomplish.

Mountain Man 96

Anonymous said...

I believe we sometimes forget what a huge investment in time and energy that these head football coaches give to the student athletes. One thing that no one has written is that coach Shuford is a counselor at Olympic and a very good one that cares for the students and helps them to graduate. He definitely has a different methodology and is very disciplined but those young men at Olympic that have played for him have learned how to be better people. They have also learned the game of football and how to be a part of a team. I have watched coach Shuford take a very undisciplined group of young men and lead them to a winning season. He deserves to be remembered as a leader and one that makes his players better-physically and mentally for life! Enjoy your time Coach, you deserve it!

Mark Mennitt said...

Barry Shuford is not only one of the smartest coaches that I worked for, he is also proven he can win games any place he has been. His record and ability to get get the most out of players is something to be admired. Coach Shuford will surface again and deserves the proper respect of leaving a "non" a mouse out of the discussion.

Anonymous said...

Coach Shuford held kids to standards, such as respect, and all these bleeding hearts complaining about him are most likely the parents of the thug wannabe's that infest Olympic High School. Shuford has a former player playing in the national championship game this year, one with a full ride to UNC next year, and how many other D1 players. It is no accident, and for those complaining about him being disrespectful I suggest you look at your little "angels", I am sure they are the problem, and thus you, and not Shuford. Olympic messed up big time on this one.

Anonymous said...

5:48 I am guessing by your lack of intelligence in writing you did not graduate high school, am I correct?

Jorge Cardona said...

WOW I did not expect this at all... Come on now the man clearly wishes to partake in his kids lives ya'll. What The Hell people? it's not like a personal vendetta or anything; he is missing out on his kids... With that said I really did not expect such self centered BS comments here; come on now! After all it really should be about the young men affected by this. I only pray that God provides our eligible athletes @ Olympic HS with a suitable replacement; for his Glory and the development of worthy Young MEN!!

Anonymous said...

Wing T/ Straight T seems to work for catholic....just saying.

Anonymous said...

I am glad hes gone. My son didnt wanna play there because he wanted him to lift weights and work out. He also wanted them to never miss practice. Now my son can play and we can throw the ball.

Anonymous said...

Capitalization errors, grammatical error, spelling errors, awkwardly worded sentences. It’s either an indictment on the American educational system (I hope most of you are NOT CMS graduates) or you just where just too school for school.

“December 21, 2013 at 9:28 PM I am glad hes [sic he’s] gone. My son didnt [sic didn’t] wanna [sic want to] play there because he wanted him to lift weights and work out. He also wanted them to never miss practice. Now my son can play and we can throw the ball.” GOD I hope you are just trying to make a point.

This is America, you have a constitutional right to freedom of speech. Most of you are coach wannabe's and will never realize what it takes to put a program together and make it successful.

From now on, please, put your comments into a Word document, check for spelling and grammatical errors so you do not appear to be the ignorant baboons you seem to be.

Anonymous said...

12:21,what you are reading is today's text talk where you type abbreviated words and basically type out how you would speak. Given that they were complaining about their kid lifting and working out, I think it is a joke. There isn't a HS program that DOESN'T do that.

Anonymous said...

December 26, 2013 at 8:38 AM. Thank you, however, even when I text I do not send crap like I see here. This is either pure, unadulterated ignorance or a sincere exhibition of
an inability to learn. I can cure the former but there is not much anyone can do to cure the latter

Anonymous said...

Most intelligent knowledgeable fans would know immediately that former CMS chairman HC Joe White and AC Bruce Hardin were the best coaches ever at Olympic after the school opened in 1968 with the top state rushing td combo Rhino brothers getting a state runnerup.

This is not even up for scrutiny.

Anonymous said...

Wing T offense it's 2013 Finna be 2014 ...lls ...How many times have Olympics beat Cathlioc the past 10 years my point great move it was broke now its time to Fix it

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