Championship Team Building: 2 Rings

by Guy Shavers
Championship Team Building: 2 Rings


Coach Shavers gives some of his principles and methodologies of building a championship program


The Coach


Guy Shavers

2 Time North Carolina State Champion and Coach of the Year


Guy Shavers

Guy Shavers took his love of working with children to become a teacher and championship level basketball coach as his hobby became his job for the past 17 years. He won state championships in 2 of the past 3 years, while he also won state coach of the year during each of those seasons. Southwest Guilford which is in High Point, NC, finished last year with a record of 32-0 and ranked i#19 in the country per MaxPreps. He had the #1 ranked team in North Carolina in 2019 and finished #76 in the country, but #2 in the state of NC in 2017 finishing with a record of 28-3. He coached basketball at the recreation, travel team, middle school, junior varsity and varsity levels over the past 25+ years while being successful at each level. 

As a high school head coach, each year beginning in 2010 winning at least 19 games each year or 83% of his games over that time. Guy’s accomplishments read as follows: Conference Coach of the Year 5 times, District 7 Coach of the Year 5 times, All-Northwest Coach of the Year 3 times,  7 Conference Championships in his last 9 seasons including 5 outright titles, 2 Western North Carolina Region Championships, 2 North Carolina State Championships (4A 2016-2017 season, 3A 2018-19 season) going undefeated with a 32-0 record in 2019, NCHSAA 4A Coach of the Year in 2017, NCBCA 3A Coach of the year 2019, NC USAToday Coach of the Year 2019, Maxpreps #19 final ranking nationally and #1 rated team in the state of North Carolina in 2019. Most recently, Guy’s Southwest Guilford Cowboys were named as the 9th most dominant team of the decade in North Carolina (spanning 2010-2019) per MaxPreps.

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