Jul 8, 2019
Bobby Guthrie has excelled as a teacher and coach as well as an administrator during his illustrious career. Born in Alamance County, he attended Southern Alamance High School and then graduated from University of North Carolina in 1974, where he was an outstanding baseball player. He started his coaching career by working three years at Scotland High, where he led his team to the NCHSAA state 4-A baseball championship. Then Guthrie embarked on college coaching, including 13 years at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. After brief stints at Wilmington Laney and Apex, Guthrie became the senior administrator for athletics for the Wake County schools and earned a number of awards there. A former member of the Boards of Directors of both the NCHSAA and the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association, Guthrie has also been recognized nationally for his contributions to coaches education. He was the National Federation Coach Educator of the Year in 2010 and is in the Southern Alamance Hall of Fame.