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Brandon Griffin (No. 6 @ 171) Named Statesman Journal All-Mid-Valley Wrestler of the Year

25 Mar Posted by in Oregon Wrestling | Comments
Brandon Griffin (No. 6 @ 171) Named Statesman Journal All-Mid-Valley Wrestler of the Year

When long-time Sprague High School wrestling coach Kary Hadden resigned last spring, a search committee was formed to find a replacement.

On the committee were the usual assortment of athletic department staff members, school administrators and parents of wrestlers.

But there was one seemingly unusual choice: Brandon Griffin (No. 6 @ 171), then a sophomore and two-time state champion.

“I was excited about that,” Griffin said. “I love Hadden, and he’s a great coach, but having a new coach and seeing what he could bring to the team, too, it was exciting.

“We had three interviewees. I thought they were all interesting in their own regard. The main thing is when coach (Kyle) Temple went up there, I thought he had not only the best answers … but you could just see he was hungry for the job. He wanted to make a run for the state championship as a team.”

For Complete Article by Bill Poehler, Statesman Journal