North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Southern Guilford High School Student-Athlete Dies

     GREENSBORO—Allison Brown, an incoming freshman at Southern Guilford High School, died last Thursday after collapsing after a training run during tryouts for the cross country team.

     The 14-year-old, who had run in middle school, immediately received aid from the school’s athletic trainer and then from nearby EMT’s. She was then taken to the hospital where she died.

     Her father Benjie Brown and grandfather Allen Brown both have been outstanding coaches. Allen was the long-time head football coach at Thomasville and Benjie followed in his footsteps and is now principal at West Montgomery.

     A celebration of Allison's life will be held today (Monday, August 10) at 4:30 p.m. at the T. Austin Finch Auditorium in Thomasville with Rev. Ben K. Shepherd, Rev. Scott Newton, and Rev. Bradley Hill officiating.