Koehler Takes Over Bruins
By MIKE MATHISON
WELLSBURG — The Brooke Bruins look to get a fresh start in more ways than one.
After losing many multi-year lettermen to graduation, the Bruins will turn to youth and energy to carry them into the season.
With the overhaul on the gymnasium and new coaching staff helping set the foundation, time will tell who will rise to the occasion and work to take the team to the next level.
That’s what coach Cam Koehler has in his first year with the Bruins.
Not only did Brooke graduate five in Thomas Cole, Nathan Green, Justin Loughrie, Brandon Miller and Zach Tweedy, but it will also be without senior point guard Koty Hudson and sophomore swing Gage Yost, both of whom suffered knee injuries during football season.
“Seniors Chris Yachini and Rylan Brown are working to take the lead and set the example for the rest of the team,” Koehler said.
The Bruins have a strong junior class in Justin Shelton, Evan Cuomo, Nick Leonard, Michael Spitak, Joey Georgy, Garrett Pauls, Dawsen Tirabassi, and Justin Pennybacker.
“Consistency and depth will be needed to surpass the struggles of the past few seasons,” Koehler said.
“Sophomores Logan Williams, A.J. Wright, and Aleksey Rasz will bring a much-needed boost to the guard position and make a name for themselves amongst the large group of upperclassmen.”