Sherando High School announced on Monday that Brooklyn Wilson is the new varsity head girls basketball coach at Sherando.
Wilson replaces Mike Marsh, who has recently resigned from the position. Marsh was the head coach for six years.
Wilson is a 2010 Sherando graduate, where she played basketball for the Warriors. Wilson played women’s college basketball at Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She helped lead the team to a NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament berth in 2013.
For the last four years Wilson has been teaching health and physical education at Sherando. She has been Sherando’s junior varsity head coach for the last three years.
“It’s humbling to have the opportunity to serve as the coach of the team on which I played as a high school student,” Wilson stated in a press release. “I’m very familiar with our returning players as well as those who have played at the junior varsity level the past few years and believe the relationships I’ve formed with our players will be helpful as I transition from leading the JV team to leading the varsity squad. I’m looking forward to using my experiences as both a player and a coach to help evaluate Sherando’s girls basketball program in the years to come.”
Added Sherando High School Coordinator of Student Activities Jason Barbe: “It’s inspiring to see a former Sherando High School student-athlete return to their alma mater and be successful as both a teacher and coach. Coach Wilson’s experience as both a student-athlete and coach will serve her well as she assumes her new role as the leader of our girls’ basketball program.”
This is third hire in recent weeks among area schools. Central announced last week the hiring of John Trelawny as the new boys soccer coach. He replaces Ted Poor, who had been in that position for the last 10 years.
Stonewall Jackson announced last week the hiring of Lee Ann Oveton as the school’s new swim coach. She replaces Diana Knauff.
Practices for the winter season start on Nov. 11.