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Waskom's Greg Pearson to start Wednesday as a Bear
Becky Holland


BROWNSBORO –

A deep “Go Bears!” came from the front row of the audience after it was
announced that Greg Pearson, former defensive coordinator for the Waskom Independent School District Wildcats, had been voted in unanimously by the Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees.

It was Pearson himself who voiced the ‘war cry.’ He said he was ready to be a part of his new family - indicating the Brownsboro ISD staff present, like high school principal, Brandon Jones.

“I am just so excited about coming to Brownsboro, and look forward to being a part of the community and getting to know the students,” Pearson said at Thursday nights called meeting of the BISD. With more than a quarter of century of experience as a football coach, Pearson is sure to bring a lot to the athletic 'table' in Brownsboro.'

He told the Statesman, that he loved being at Waskom, but was looking forward to being in Brownsboro.  “Coach Keeling had applied for the head coach position in Marshall, and I was kind of waiting to see what he was going to do, and when he decided to stay in Waskom, I thought, well, I would try applying in Brownsboro.” (Editor's Note - Coach Keeling is Whitney Keeling, longtime head coach at Waskom.)

Earlier this spring, Jason Hooker, had resigned as the head football coach of the Brownsboro High School Bears, and athletic director, to take a similar position at Chapel Hill Independent School District in Tyler.  Pearson was part of what Brian Bersano, BISD Board of Trustees’ President, said Thursday night, 100 applicants for the position. Bersano said the search committee, which consisted of himself, Trustee Michelle Blackmon, Tommy Hunter, school superintendent, Brandon Jones, high school principal, Brad Robertson, junior high school principal and Dr. Keri Hampton, director of curriculum for BISD, interviewed the top ten and went through a rigorous process to come down to the finalist – which was Pearson.  Brent Smith, head boys' basketball coach/tennis coach at BHS, and Fred Griffin, head girls' basketball coach, also were on the committee.

For the last seven years of his career, Pearson has been the defensive coordinator for the Waskom ISD Wildcats. He was part of the dream team for Waskom that brought home two back-to-back state championships in Class 3A, Division 2 high school football.

According to a press release from BISD that was submitted to the Statesman after the meeting, Pearson’s first day should be Wednesday.

In the press release, Pearson said, “My father passed away when I was young, so I grew up in a small town, and was raised by a single mom. If it hadn’t been for my coaches, I wouldn’t have gone to college. Coaches played a big role in my growing into the man I am today.”

A 1987 graduate of Winnsboro High School, Pearson received his bachelor of science from East Texas State University in 1991. He and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, Brittany, 22 and Hannah, 20, and one granddaughter, Bentley, three.

Mrs. Pearson is an alumnus of Brownsboro High School and has family in the area.  

A deep “Go Bears!” came from the front row of the audience after it was
announced that Greg Pearson, former defensive coordinator for the Waskom Independent School District Wildcats, had been voted in unanimously by the Brownsboro Independent School District Board of Trustees.

It was Pearson himself who voiced the ‘war cry.’ He said he was ready to be a part of his new family - indicating the Brownsboro ISD staff present, like high school principal, Brandon Jones.

“I am just so excited about coming to Brownsboro, and look forward to being a part of the community and getting to know the students,” Pearson said at Thursday nights called meeting of the BISD. With more than a quarter of century of experience as a football coach, Pearson is sure to bring a lot to the athletic 'table' in Brownsboro.'

He told the Statesman, that he loved being at Waskom, but was looking forward to being in Brownsboro.  “Coach Keeling had applied for the head coach position in Marshall, and I was kind of waiting to see what he was going to do, and when he decided to stay in Waskom, I thought, well, I would try applying in Brownsboro.” (Editor's Note - Coach Keeling is Whitney Keeling, longtime head coach at Waskom.)

Earlier this spring, Jason Hooker, had resigned as the head football coach of the Brownsboro High School Bears, and athletic director, to take a similar position at Chapel Hill Independent School District in Tyler.  Pearson was part of what Brian Bersano, BISD Board of Trustees’ President, said Thursday night, 100 applicants for the position. Bersano said the search committee, which consisted of himself, Trustee Michelle Blackmon, Tommy Hunter, school superintendent, Brandon Jones, high school principal, Brad Robertson, junior high school principal and Dr. Keri Hampton, director of curriculum for BISD, interviewed the top ten and went through a rigorous process to come down to the finalist – which was Pearson.  Brent Smith, head boys' basketball coach/tennis coach at BHS, and Fred Griffin, head girls' basketball coach, also were on the committee.

For the last seven years of his career, Pearson has been the defensive coordinator for the Waskom ISD Wildcats. He was part of the dream team for Waskom that brought home two back-to-back state championships in Class 3A, Division 2 high school football.

According to a press release from BISD that was submitted to the Statesman after the meeting, Pearson’s first day should be Wednesday.

In the press release, Pearson said, “My father passed away when I was young, so I grew up in a small town, and was raised by a single mom. If it hadn’t been for my coaches, I wouldn’t have gone to college. Coaches played a big role in my growing into the man I am today.”

A 1987 graduate of Winnsboro High School, Pearson received his bachelor of science from East Texas State University in 1991. He and his wife, Susan, have two daughters, Brittany, 22 and Hannah, 20, and one granddaughter, Bentley, three.

Mrs. Pearson is an alumnus of Brownsboro High School and has family in the area.  


Brandon Jones, Browsboro High School Principal, and Tommy Hunter, Brownsboro Independent School District Superintendent, welcomed Greg Pearson as the BHS Head Football Coach and BISD Athletic Director Thursday night. Pearson's wife, Susan, also pictured, is no stranger to the 'blue and gold,' as she graduated from Brownsboro High School. (Becky Holland/Statesman Photo) Brandon Jones, Browsboro High School Principal, and Tommy Hunter, Brownsboro Independent School District Superintendent, welcomed Greg Pearson as the BHS Head Football Coach and BISD Athletic Director Thursday night. Pearson's wife, Susan, also pictured, is no stranger to the 'blue and gold,' as she graduated from Brownsboro High School. (Becky Holland/Statesman Photo)

 

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