Erik Westberg, a former NCAA Division II quarterback, enters his second season as Northern Guilford Head Coach. Westberg Comes from Greensboro College where he joined the staff in 2011 coaching defensive backs and special teams. He served as the running backs and quarterbacks coach from 2012-14. Westberg was promoted to Offensive Coordinator for the 2015 season and served as interim Head Coach for the spring of 2016.
Under his guidance at Greensboro College, quarterback Ryan Throndset led the USA South in passing in 2012 and was named to the All-Conference Team. Throndset rewrote the school and conference single game and season record books and earned D3Football.com National Team of the Week honors following a record-breaking performance in a victory over LaGrange in the season finale.
Westberg has a diverse collegiate coaching background, highlighted by stints at The Apprentice School, UNC-Pembroke, Lane College (TN) and Guilford College. Among his previous duties have included coaching the defensive line, linebackers, defensive backs, and special teams.
In 2010 at The Apprentice School, Westberg coached three All-Conference honorees. Under his tutelage, First Team defensive tackle selection James Lee tied the all-time single season school record for tackles for loss with 18. Westberg also helped the Lane College defense finish 15th in Division II in 2007.
In addition to his college experience, he has had stops at North Brunswick High School in Leland, NC and Pulaski County High School in Pulaski, VA. As a wide receiver and defensive backs coach at Pulaski. Westberg resides in Greensboro with his wife Susanna.
Mart Grinton- Defensive Coordinator/Strength &Conditioning Coordinator
Mart Grinton, a native of Winston Salem, NC enters his second season at Northern Guilford, First season as Defensive Coordinator. Grinton a former Division III linebacker is going into his second season of Coaching after stepping down as an Assistant Defensive Coach at Greensboro College. Along with heading the JV Grinton will help with linebackers and special teams on Friday nights.
Grinton played his prep ball at R.J Reynolds where he helped the Demons become the CPC Champions with an impressive 11-1 record as a starter and leader of the defense in 2009. Grinton was a two-year letterman in Football and three-year letterman in wrestling. His senior year tied for most tackles on the team and was a Captain of the team.
Grinton attended Greensboro College where he earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. During Grinton’s tenure at Greensboro College, he was a three-year starter. During his senior year, Grinton was second on the team in tackles with 80 tackles which placed him seventh in the conference and was a captain for the Pride.
Grinton started his Coaching Career at Greensboro College in 2015 where he served as a Defensive Assistant and coached the outside linebackers. Grinton also helped ramrod the special teams unit. He now hopes to bring his energy and excitement to Northern Guilford’s JV team while helping them develop in the classroom and as young athletes. Grinton currently resides in Greensboro.
Steve Tapley - Offensive Coordinator
Covie Mitchell - Offensive Line
Jordan Keitt - Defensive Line
Greg Westberg - Assistant Coach/Operations
JD Davis - Assistant Coach
Oscar Malone - Running Backs