The only girls’ basketball coach in Wilson Central’s history is stepping down.
In a statement from Wilson Central High School, it states that Brandon is leaving the position to run for Circuit Court Clerk in Wilson County.
This has been one of most difficult decisions that I have ever had to make,” said Brandon in the statement. “With much prayer and consideration, I have received clarity to embrace a new challenge seeking to serve Wilson County in yet another capacity as the Circuit Court Clerk.”
Brandon won two state championships at Wilson Central (2006, 2008), and made a total of five state tournament appearances. He became coach when the school opened in 2001.
“Coach Bud Brandon has decided to pursue a new challenge and a new chapter of his life,” said Athletic Director Chip Bevis. “We hate to lose him as our head girls’ basketball coach, but we wish him well as he runs for Circuit Court Clerk. He has done a great job as the head coach, and Wilson Central has the banners hanging in the gym to prove it. Bud’s leadership and influence on the young ladies he has coached goes far beyond the basketball court and will continue to do so for years to come.”
Bevis said that they will now begin the search for the new coach, but it will be tough to replace Brandon.
“I have served as a teacher and coach for the past 30 years,” said Brandon. “I have been blessed by the many wonderful people who have been by my side in these experiences. I am especially thankful for the players, coaches and fans who have supported me, leaving me with many memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. The thing I am most thankful for is having the opportunity to work alongside my father, Campbell Brandon.”