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McCann To Lead BGHS Basketball Team

Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 3:30 pm

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.”

New Bowling Green High School Head Basketball Coach Brandon McCann is pictured during his playing days at BGHS. In the above photo, McCann is seen surveying the defense of Charleston High School in the Missouri State High School Activities Association’s Class AAA State Semi-Final Game at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. McCann and the Bobcats would lose the game 49-44 and go on to lose the third-place game, 64-57, to Spokane.
In his telephone interview, the new head coach said hoped to bring the Bobcats back to the state playoffs. The last time the ‘Cats reached the state playoffs was in the 2014-2015 season.

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