By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Editor
After three seasons at McKinney Boyd, boys basketball head coach Dean Christian has been named to the same position at Plano High School. Christian will replace Phil Parlin as the Wildcats head coach.
Christian led the Broncos to their two best records in program history — a 20-10 record this past season and 19-12 in 2012 —while also leading the program to its first playoff game in school history. He went 52-38 during his three seasons at Boyd.
Boyd has only had two varsity head boys basketball coaches since the school opened in the fall of 2006. Athletics Director Don Drake will soon hire a third. Stay tuned in TSB for coverage of the Boyd basketball program.
A veteran college coach as well, here is Christian’s historical bio, as posted on www.orthotexasinvitational.com:
He is a veteran coach with college basketball experience at Dartmouth College (Ivy League), Southern Methodist University and the Air Force Academy. Before serving as an assistant at Dartmouth, Southern Methodist University, Coach Christian was the Athletic Director and head basketball coach at the USAFA Preparatory School from 2001-04, he enjoyed unparalleled success in three seasons there, his teams had an impressive record of 71-28 (.712), including a 31-3 mark in the 2003-04 school year — the best in U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School history. Nine of his players from the academy were members of the Air Force Academy’s record-setting teams during 2003-07 that reached the NCAA Tournament twice and the NIT semifinals in Madison Square Garden. Coach Christian has had a long and cherished affiliation with the U.S. Air Force. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Air Force Academy in 1982, and then served honorably until 2004 when he retired from military service. Coach Christian earned and completed a master’s of arts in Athletic Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.