Weatherford Democrat

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June 23, 2013

Roo sessions court cager skills

Miller joins Shearmire in summer camp as prelude to head coaching premier

— BY GREG WEBB

Weatherford girls basketball head coach Darryn Shearmire welcomed a new co-director for the 2013 version of the Roos basketball camp, last week. And in the fall of the 2013-14 school year, WHS basketball will welcome a new coach who will take the reins of the Kangaroo basketball program.

Actually hired by the Weatherford ISD several weeks ago, Brian Miller has been getting his feet wet through introductions with Weatherford coaches, faculty and administrative folks. But he had the opportunity to put back on his coaching shoes in the week-long camp, which for a second-consecutive year featured a combined camp for both girls and boys.

“I am definitely excited to be in Weatherford,” said Miller, who has been at the head of the boys’ basketball program at Bridgeport for the past three years. “I’ve been familiar with the area and the district and am happy to have this opportunity.

“All the people I’ve met  here have been very welcoming and cordial. I like the direction the school is going and think it’s a real good time to be here.”

Miller takes over the Roo basketball program that has been guided for the past 11 years by Terry Ferguson, who stepped down from the position earlier this year. WISD will still enjoy the hard-working services of Ferguson, who will remain with the district as teacher and head of the Social Studies Department.

Aside from the excitement of taking on the new position at Weatherford, Miller and his wife are preparing for a new arrival to the Miller family. They are expecting their third child this week.

Shearmire, who watched Miller as a player and enjoyed his help as an assistant for two years as varsity coach of the boys at Grapevine, is convinced Weatherford made a wise decision in bringing Miller on board. Among a myriad of other compliments, Shearmire touts Miller’s passion for the game, his innovation and his methodical approach to make his players better.

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