The Orangefield Bobcats have found their man to run the boys basketball program. Bryan Whitmire was officially introduced at Monday’s school board meeting.
Whitmire spent this past season as an assistant at The Woodlands High School. Before that he spent 14 years in Buna, the last 12 as the head coach. The last eight seasons he took the Cougars to the playoffs.
“We had some good applicants,” said AD Josh Smalley. “But we are real confident we have the right man to lead the Bobcats. He’s a proven winner as a head coach but more importantly he is a leader with character and integrity. We look forward to seeing him lead the program. Bobcat basketball is in good hands. We Believe!”
Whitmire said he’s excited about the opportunity. “I’ve seen what the Bobcats have coming back and I can’t wait to start working with them. When I was at Buna I always knew we would see an Orangefield team that was well coached and played hard til the end. Coach (Jake McDonald) did a great job here and I’m just hoping to continue what he started.”
McDonald announced after this season that he had accepted the head coaching position at Montgomery High School.
Whitmire, 37, is a Buna graduate. He attended East Texas Baptist University. He and his wife Michell have two children.
As to his offensive and defensive strategy, Whitmire said he’s not locked in to one system. “I evaluate the talent we have and play them to their strengths.”
We welcome Coach Whitmire and his family to Bobcat Country!