Will Parker is the new boys basketball coach at Brownwood High School after Nadir Dalleh left to become the head coach at Howard Payne University.
Parker, who inherits four returning starters and six returning lettermen from a team that finished 13-10 overall last year and was 4-3 in District 6-4A, will bring a new style of play to the Lions this season.
“We will be pressing and shooting a lot more,” he said. “Rebounding will be the statistical category to watch for our guys. If we can get rebound, we will be tough. Shooting is the big question mark. Will this team be able to adjust to the new style of play under their new coach?”
Christian Kinzler, a 6’5” senior forward, led the Lions in scoring (13 points per game) and rebounding (9.4 rebounds per game) last season.
“Christian is a strong and physical inside presence and should lead the Lions in rebounding on both ends of the floor,” Parker said.
Luke Moss, another 6’5” senior, is an “athletic and strong competitor who is looking to add a perimeter game to his arsenal this season,” according to Parker.
Jakob Hataway, a 5’11” senior point guard who averaged 5 assists per game last year, will run the Lions’ new uptempo offense. Bryson Monroe, a 6’0” guard, can play every position on the floor.
“Bryson will be the glue that keeps this team moving in the right direction,” Parker added.
The Lions are also looking for production from 6’2” junior Jason Jackson, 6’0” junior guard Tristan Salinas and 5’11” sophomore guard Hayden Noe.