There was no tradition and little success at Southeast Guilford in the sports of football and baseball until Bill Slayton arrived in 1964. Under his guidance, the Falcons became competitive and then champions. In football, Southeast won a conference championship in 1968 and reached the state 3-A semifinals in the playoffs. His best work was in baseball, a sport he played at Appalachian. The Falcons not only won a conference title in 1969 but went all the way and won the state 3-A championship. Two other baseball teams won conference titles. Slayton also coached golf at Eastern Guilford. In 2010, the Southeast football stadium was rededicated in his name.