McKinney Courier-Gazette/Rod Johnson McKinney North head coach Shawn Brasher, shown, at right, in practice with one of his athletes, plans to show his young pupils the way in the school's first season in UIL wrestling.
The McKinney North Athletic Department welcomed a new sport to the Bulldogs family this year as well as a new teacher and head wrestling coach.Shawn Brasher
was brought over from McKinney High School
to get the North wrestling team up and going.Brasher graduated from McAlester High School in Oklahoma where he wrestled for four years.He
was the state runner-up two of those years and finished third once.
"I came to McKinney
and to Faubion to get my foot in the door," said Brasher
."I knew that North would be looking for a head coach to start up its wrestling program, and when it was offered I gladly took it."
The wrestling program is in off season at the present time and Brasher's numbers are low with eight wrestlers.
"We should get some boys from the football team when that season is over and I hope that we get a few more interested athletes before then to workout during off season," Brasher
In order to have a solid varsity and junior varsity program, Brasher
is looking for about 30 wrestlers, although he
welcomes all athletes that want to come out.
That is one of the many points that Brasher
will have to focus on in his
inaugural season with the Bulldogs'
"Right now I just want to focus on building a successful program," commented Brasher