By Mike Bruu, TSB Sports Editor
A longtime staple in McKinney baseball left the city this year.
Brandon Milam, head coach of McKinney Boyd and formerly head coach at McKinney North, resigned in May to return “home” in an admistrative position near his hometown of Carthage. Milam started the Boyd program in 2006 when the school opened.
“He has been there since the beginning,” Boyd athletic director Don Drake said. “We hired Brandon to start the baseball program here at Boyd, and he’s done a fantastic job. I hate to lose him, I really do. Not just because he is a great baseball coach but also because Brandon Milam is a great individual. He’s a person of character and integrity. He shapes and mold kids lives in the finest fashion there is, in my opinion.
Prior to his tenure at Boyd, Milam (pictured above, left) enjoyed a long, successful run at crosstown McKinney North, so his impact on MISD and the city sports scene as a whole has to be valued.
Local sports enthusiasts watched Drake’s coaching search with interest. Many considered it a home run when he hired Lovejoy’s Brooke Court.
Court (pictured at right) found success in his one season in charge at Lovejoy High School. This past spring, the Leopards went 19-10 and reached the second round of the 3A UIL state playoffs before being eliminated by Argyle.
In 2006, Court was Milam’s varsity assistant at McKinney North when the Bulldogs reached the state tournament, then he spent 2007-2011 as Jim Gatewood’s varsity assistant at North.
To read TSB’s story on Milam’s resignation, please click here.
To read our story on Court’s hiring, please click here.
And for our Q&A with Court, please click here.
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