After three years as the head basketball coach of the Bridgeport Bulls, Brian Miller is heading south.
Miller recently accepted the head boys basketball position at Weatherford High School.
“It’s sad to leave,” he said. “This is a great community with great parents and I just felt pushed to make the move. I’m excited about starting something new.
“It will be a transition, but it is a good opportunity and a good situation.”
At Weatherford, a Class 5A school, Miller will step into a rebuilding job as he moves up from 3A. The Kangaroos went 5-22 last season with a 1-12 district record.
Miller is familiar with the bigger-school atmosphere, though. He was an assistant at The Colony and Grapevine before accepting his first head coaching job at Bridgeport.
“It was a factor, being a 5A school,” Miller said. “But classifications are classifications. It’s just a good opportunity.
“My wife and I prayed on this and felt it was the best decision for us.”
Miller finished last season with a 15-16 record at Bridgeport.
“With every team you have different relationships,” Miller explained. “You keep in contact with them and grow relationships.
“That part of it makes the decision tough, but I’m excited about the new opportunity.”
BISD Director of Athletics Danny Henson has already started the process of filling the vacant coaching position.
“Coach Miller had done a good job over the past three seasons at Bridgeport,” Henson said. “This was his first head coaching job and he is developing into an outstanding young coach.
“I would have liked for Brian’s stay in Bridgeport to be longer, but I do wish him the best of luck in Weatherford.”