Bill Guthridge

1937 - 2015 (Age 77)


As always, Bill Guthridge has followed Dean Smith.Guthridge, the beloved former assistant coach to Smith for 30 years at North Carolina, died Tuesday night. He was 77.Rarely has one man ever been more loyal to another than Guthridge was to Smith. He was Smith's closest friend and right-hand man...

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Heaven is Carolina Blue. You will always be loved. Miss you and coach Smith.

Bill Guthridge will be fondly remembered with appreciation for all the great athletes he nurtured helping them to achieve their highest potential. May the God of all comfort be a refuge and strength for all who loved and adored him and for those who gained much success and enjoyment from his committed coaching style.

I'm so sorry for your loss. Our loved ones have a hope for the future according to John 6:40.

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

I first met Coach Guthridge in the summer of 1970. Being a local from Orange High School in Hillsborough, NC, I was allowed to attend Coach Smith's basketball camp in the summer of 1970, playing on a 6-man championship team there with David Thompson (a very nice guy, by the way - Charlie Scott had been one of his heroes and he was interested in coming to UNC at the time), who hurt his hand and couldn't play in the championship, but we remaining 5 still managed to win it without him - a...

We are going to miss you so much coach! I am just glad you are at peace and coaching heaven's team in the sky with Dean. Rest in peace my fellow tarheel!

RIP Coach Gut

Rest in Peace Coach