Brashears steps down as South boys hoops coach

Chad Brashears will step away as South Hagerstown boys basketball head coach after five seasons at the helm.

Brashears coached the Rebels for five seasons but decided early this week he needed to make a tough decision. As a single dad, Brashears said he decided to step away from coaching and focus on his daughters Mia, 14, and Kate, 9.

The 40-year old Brashears has coached for 19 years, including 11 years as a college assistant at Shenandoah University and Hagerstown Community College.

His first head coaching job was at his alma mater, St. Maria Goretti, where he followed legendary coach Cokey Robertson for two seasons. After his college stints as an assistant, he was named South Hagerstown boys coach in 2017.

Coaching is in Brashears blood so a return to the bench is likely down the road.

Published by foltzie1972

I'm a lifelong resident of Washington County (MD) and have played, coached and covered local youth and high school sports for the last 30+ years. I work full time for the State of Maryland and currently coach high school football and basketball. I'm also President of the Washington County Athletic Association which organizes one of the largest high school all-star basketball events (The Roundball Classic) in the country, held each March in Hagerstown.

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