Winds of change blowing in BISD coaching lineup

A few coaching changes including the hiring of several ones new to the district are already in the works for Brady head coach and athletic director Todd Bandy. With several vacancies left at the end of last school year, Bandy has shifted several coaches’ responsibilities and duties as well as hired new faces to fill empty slots. “We have a lot of changes happening,” said Bandy, “Right now, nothing is set in stone and what is said today might change a bit tomorrow. I still have a lot of details to iron out as far as permanent positions and duties.” Coaches new to the district so far include Josh Marler and Cameron Norris, both of whom come from Coleman ISD, and Mike Crawford from Miles has given Bandy a verbal commitment. At the high school next year, Bandy will continue as defensive coordinator while Mike Nu’ez will slide into the offensive coordinator’s spot vacated by Bill Brown who resigned last April. Assistants for the high school program will be Marler, Crawford, Heath Regeon and Larry Hoelscher. Girls’ sports at Brady High School will see the least amount of change as Terry Bean will continue as head varsity basketball coach. JV and freshmen girls’ basketball will be continue to be coached by last year’s coaches Hoelscher and Micki Templeton respectively. Hoelscher will continue as head girls’ track coach and Templeton will coach softball, assisted by Norris. BHS varsity boys’ basketball will be coached by Nu’ez and the assistant/JV position has not yet been filled. Chad Everett will cross over from the junior high to coach ninth grade boys’ basketball. Spring sports and their respective coaches include: Marler as head boys’ track coach, Regeon as assistant boys’ and girls’ track as well as powerlifting. Girls’ golf will be coached by Chris Huffman and the boys’ spot has not yet been filled nor has the position as tennis coach. “We have a lot of changes coming,” said Bandy. “Nothing is set in stone and we have a lot to figure out to make things work for next year.” Brady Middle School will also have some coaching changes. At the eighth grade level, Oscar Villa will head up the eighth grade football teams while Everett and Shipman will tag team the seventh grade boys’ football. Norris will lead the way at seventh grade basketball while at the eighth will be coached by Everett or Shipman. In junior high girls’ sports, Candice Dockery from Bangs has been hired as the new head eighth grade coach while Dana Jones of Fort Stockton has been hired as the new seventh grade coach. ‘We have a lot of changes and a lot of excitement to look forward to in the next school year,” said Bandy.

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