In the summer of 2020, Granger Athletic Director, Stephen Brosch looked down the outdated and dusty Hall of Honor that bestowed some of the all-time great Granger High School athletes and coaches and noted that the hall was well overdue for an update.
Plaques of ages were falling off the walls and some awards were damaged beyond repair. Brosch, an alum of Granger High School and former all-around athlete for the Lions, made it a point that he wanted to honor and recognize those great athletes of the past and decided to update and redesign the structure of the hall of honor.
“One of the great things about being a part of a community like Granger is recognizing the power of sports and how it has the ability to bring all students together to grow as young men and young women. The foundational piece and vision of our athletic department is to develop well-disciplined student-athletes who strive for educational and athletic excellence,” he said.
The renovated Hall of Honor at Granger provides visitors with the opportunity to see a digitally produced slide show of Hall of Honor inductees encased in a beautiful compilation of purple, gold, and class.
“Giving our past great athletes an honorary location that recognizes their success stories and provides our current athletes a visual to strive for is something that is vital to our program's success, but more importantly appropriate when it comes to recognizing those that have accomplished so much over our school's rich history of athletic success,” he said. “It is my goal to have kids, past athletes, current parents, community members and visitors walk through this hall and think, ‘what a great place to be.’”
The various sports Granger offers are represented by wall decals and canvases of photos that recognize and showcase the school's pride and excitement regarding Granger Athletic success stories.
“The pride that I take in leading this program is something that I am beyond honored by. I can promise you that there is no bigger Granger Lion and Lady Lion supporter out there,” he said. “I am going to do everything in my power to get our great athletes the recognition they deserve.”
Brosch encourages any community member or interested spectator to visit during athletic event hours and ended our conversation with one comment.
“I am excited about the opportunity to continue to push our athletes to new levels as each of them strive towards championships,” Brosch said. “The young men and young ladies on that wall have paved a road that we want all our athletes to go down. The future is bright in Granger, Texas.”