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  • dbcity2004 Mar 23, 9:42 p.m.
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    to take over a program that was labeled a graveyard for head coaches no one ever won there until he took over. It's a four part documentary the other links are below:https://vimeo.com/57501723

  • dbcity2004 Mar 23, 9:40 p.m.
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    I'm going to recommend a name that hasn't been seen around here since 2005 and that is my former coach at Southern Durham who took what my other Coach Coach Anthony Barbour built and elevated it to a national ranking and that is Gordon Walters. Anybody who grew up in Durham during that time knows who I'm talking about. Check the resume in North Carolina before he left to go coach in South Carolina: http://carolinapreps.com/teams/frontend/coach/coachDetails/34/. The AD at Southern at the time was Pete Shankle who although has a great great legacy at Southern (The Baseball Stadium is named after him) he is is a Northern Durham Graduate. If I'm Northern I'm calling Coach Shankle asap and see if he can gauge Coach Walters interest if he is interested in becoming a head coach again in the city. Trust me when I say this you better come correct Northern because coach loves the beach it better be a great offer if you want to go that route. Here is a movie about when he left Southern (cont)

  • White Santa Mar 23, 2:03 p.m.
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    Not a peep @mraau. Makes no sense at all. Kids are let with no guidance. Just an irresponsible move by the administration in my opinion.

  • Mraau95 Mar 23, 9:13 a.m.
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    Any word yet??

  • White Santa Mar 17, 11:08 a.m.
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    Lol

  • uBnice Mar 17, 7:49 a.m.
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    The present players and coaches have nothing to do with that past...on both teams. Sounds like most of us reading this forum have nothing to do with the blood feud between Northern D and Hillside. But I understand how passions run deep. Like the way I feel about Duke. Wait, that is the present and the past and future. lol.

  • White Santa Mar 16, 9:59 p.m.
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    Long time ago. The schools are both Title I schools with high numbers of lower income kids. Bout time to let old woulds heal and not hold onto irrational hate. Or not.

  • White Santa Mar 16, 9:55 p.m.
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    No clue.

  • Mraau95 Mar 16, 3:54 p.m.
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    Any clue who the front runner is yet? It's almost April

  • Motoman Mar 15, 7:21 p.m.
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    ohhhhhh I got it

  • KnightGrad60 Mar 15, 7:05 p.m.
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    Hillside and Northern then respectively underwent leadership and administration changes. Rodio and Harrison's teams were pretty close to even, except in 2004. And then King took over at Hillside and they went to the next level, and they ran Rodio off at Northern and dropped to the bottom of the barrel.

  • BCV Mar 15, 6:35 p.m.
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    Northern Durham use to straight run Durham and some would say Eastern NC in football (Garner was a beast program then too though).

    From a football standpoint they used to beat all teams in Durham handily. The years that Hillside came close to beating them in the 90s was when King was QB for Hillside. However, the flags made sure it went the other way. The sentiment at the time was not only does the team have to beat the monster ND team on the field but also the refs....and that wasn't happening.

    I won't get into any of the off the field or socioeconomic differences but they were there to and was the icing on the cake. I 'll leave that there.

  • SQ630 Mar 15, 5:11 p.m.
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    When I was a youngster all I heard about from Durham was N Durham HS football. :)

  • Motoman Mar 15, 10:13 a.m.
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    I'm curious, what is this History between Northern and Hillside ? From reading here it's a DEEP divide

  • dbcity2004 Mar 15, 10:01 a.m.
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    Byronreid not going to budge on this one bit you can forget about it lol

  • uBnice Mar 15, 7:53 a.m.
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    @whitesanta Yes, big fun! I can just imagine if King was coach at Northern and they were to beat Hillside. This board would be smokin'! lol.

  • White Santa Mar 15, 6:55 a.m.
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    Yeah I ain't gonna lie. At some point you got to let go. That's a problem in this world. Shaming people into holding grudges that need to be moved past. But it can be fun on message boards. Lol

  • dbcity2004 Mar 14, 8:24 p.m.
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    Dang not even buff floors? 🤣😂

  • BCV Mar 14, 8:21 p.m.
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    King couldn't do it. Even he has too many unpleasant memories to coach there. He couldn't live with himself.

  • uBnice Mar 14, 7:35 p.m.
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    But you must admit, King at Northern would add a great deal of competitiveness to the new Big 8. And give us a whole lot to talk about. :-)

  • White Santa Mar 14, 4:13 p.m.
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    ...to forgive, divine. Come on Byron. It's almost Easter.

  • byronreid Mar 14, 2:05 p.m.
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    NEVER!!!!! We will never condone any involvement with Northern. Their is history involved with this that will never be forgotten!

  • uBnice Mar 14, 1:15 p.m.
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    What is wrong with you Hillside alums?! Share the love, will ya'!!! Free King! lol.

  • rmason3 Mar 14, 12:56 p.m.
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    I'm with you B... Hell to the NAW...!!!!!!!! Jus can't see it!!!!!

  • byronreid Mar 14, 9:48 a.m.
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    It is what it is White Santa. No love....

  • byronreid Mar 14, 9:48 a.m.
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    I don't care. No Hillside Alum should EVER coach or do anything else at Northern. Not even be the janitor or grounds keeper. STAY AWAY!!!!!

  • White Santa Mar 14, 9:13 a.m.
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    My man!

  • Pick 6 Mar 14, 9:13 a.m.
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    Mr. King could solidify himself as one of the best HS football coaches to come through Durham, by taking job an putting Northern back on the map. I could see Runt taking the challenge just for fun.
    There's a young 13 year old QB that's lives on the North side, that's pretty doggone good.... I've heard people say he's going to be the future of Durham football, I've heard others compare him to Mr. Lee, when Mr. Lee was in Middle School. Mr. King taking over the job would keep kids like that in the district.

  • byronreid Mar 14, 9:05 a.m.
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    No Hillside Alum/former coach should EVER coach at Northern or do anything else there. Umph!

  • Pick 6 Mar 14, 9:02 a.m.
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    LOL!

  • byronreid Mar 14, 8:51 a.m.
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    I would lose all respect for King is he went to Northern!!!

  • KnightGrad60 Mar 13, 8:30 p.m.
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    I'm not saying he wouldn't be a good hire, I just can't see him wanting this job.

  • White Santa Mar 13, 7:21 p.m.
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    Yep. No idea if true or not.

  • dbcity2004 Mar 13, 6:13 p.m.
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    Northern would be absolute fools not to hire King if he applies for the job. Heck if he applies if I'm the AD I'm immediately stopping all interviews and telling others who have already interviewed that we have already found our coach thank you for applying best of luck in your future endeavors.

  • Mraau95 Mar 13, 3:43 p.m.
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    @knight I don't think it's too far fetched for him to get the job and challenge hillside. Independence was an avg .500 or a game or 2 above .500 team then knotts gets there and they win 7 straight state titles, not comparing king to knotts but sometimes a change like this can impact anprogram immediatly. Find it hard to believe the talent gap between northern and hillside is that deep it all comes down to coaching. Again I hope northern makes the hire should king be trying to get the job

  • Pick 6 Mar 13, 11:48 a.m.
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    Let me clarify my comment about Jimmy and Joes flocking to Northern........ The educational process begins and ends with the child. There are students from Hillside that are now doctors and lawyers just like there are doctors and lawyers who've attended Jordan and Riverside. With that said and out of the way, a parent recognizes whether or not their child has the potential to possibly earn scholarship money in athletics, and before the child makes it to HS, they are evaluating the best fit, taking in consideration both the educational and athletic programs. If you've been living in a city all of your life, it's quite possible that you have family members living in every school district in the county..... That's just a reality..... not only for Durham but everywhere. I see nothing wrong with these pre-High School decisions being made.

  • White Santa Mar 13, 11:40 a.m.
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    Just various assistants and Mark Woody.

  • Pick 6 Mar 13, 11:34 a.m.
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    There's a lot to like about King...... On the HS level there's not a better hire. Jimmy and Joes would flock to ND because of the parents of his former players. If you disagree with me ask any youth coach. Parents can be a trip, however, they're not focused on the now they're focused on their child's future. I heard a lot of people come on this board and say if a kid is good then a college coach will find them and offer. That's a dam lie for 95% of HS football players. Getting a kid recruited is a grind, and you have to make the connections to get your kids in camp so they can be evaluated. There is a ton of travel and sacrifice involved, and King and his past staffs have done these things when (parents couldn't) to get their kids on the map.... Durham is small community and parents talk.... Remember this quote... Winning and losing comes secondary to a parent, college $$ is first. When you place college $ first, the Jimmy and Joes will come, which will result in Fri night success.

  • LA15 Mar 13, 10:51 a.m.
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    @WhiteSanta, what other names have you heard?

  • wildcatpride27504 Mar 13, 8:17 a.m.
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    Not to toot my own horn, but if you look at the other Northern Durham Thread (Wilson out at Northern Durham) and go to Feb 13 at 2:20pm, you will see who broke this story/rumor first.

    I am hardly right about anything though...

  • White Santa Mar 12, 11:16 p.m.
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    I don't even like King but he certainly sounds better to me than the other names I've heard bantered about.

  • dbcity2004 Mar 12, 8:47 p.m.
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    Now that I think about it I really wouldn't shock me too much if he went to Northern after some of his comments he made when he resign as head coach from Hillside.

  • KnightGrad60 Mar 12, 5:33 p.m.
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    Knowing King, I don't think there's any truth to this. Only way I could see it happening, only way, is if he gets it in his head that he just wants to see if he can challenge Hillside from another place. But this as a whole is far-fetched

  • Mraau95 Mar 12, 4:11 p.m.
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    I didn't realize several coaching changes had been made at ECU but that would be a great hire for northern

  • uBnice Mar 12, 3:17 p.m.
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    C'mon @BCV. Share the love with Northern. lol!

  • BCV Mar 12, 2:30 p.m.
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    Don't do it King, just don't do it..... If that was true, I would hurl everyday until he left.

  • dbcity2004 Mar 12, 12:38 p.m.
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    Oh didn't know he left ECU there may be some legs to this rumor:https://www.google.com/amp/s/eastcarolina.247sports.com/Bolt/Breaking-King-leaving-ECU--51169042/Amp

  • dbcity2004 Mar 12, 12:36 p.m.
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    No way man why would he leave ECU to go back to coaching High School football and at one of your alma maters biggest rivals at that?

  • Mraau95 Mar 12, 12:10 p.m.
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    @db Antonio Aka Runt ....that's just the rumor

  • dbcity2004 Mar 11, 12:50 p.m.
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    Who what King are you talking about?!

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