By Ethan Colbert
Bowling Green High School alumnus Brandon McCann, who played as a guard for the school’s basketball team, is returning to his alma mater after being named the next head coach of the boy’s basketball program.
The decision to hire McCann was made during last month’s meeting of the Bowling Green R-I School Board.
McCann takes the place of Cary Bibb, who coached the Bobcats for four seasons and compiled a 61-35 record as a head coach at BGHS.
In addition to his coaching duties, McCann will also be a physical education instructor in the middle school and will teach one course in the business department at the high school.
A native of Bowling Green, McCann graduated in 2009 from Bowling Green High School. He later attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City on a full-ride scholarship to play basketball for the Rockhurst Hawks.
While at Rockhurst, he majored in Business Management and ranked as one of the Great Lakes Valley Conference’s top three-point shooters.
Following his collegiate graduation, McCann briefly played basketball internationally in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Since returning to the United States, McCann has coached a basketball team in St. Louis and worked at Marshall High School in Marshall.
In an interview with the Bowling Green Times, McCann said he was excited to return to his alma mater and the familiar sights of the school’s gymnasium.
“For me, it comes down the community,” McCann said. “As a community, Bowling Green has a great tradition of supporting its teams and players. Bowling Green High School has done a lot to support me. It gave me a great education. It gave me the chance to earn that scholarship.”
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