Thursday afternoon Granger superintendent Randy Willis announced Coach Stephen Brosch as the schools interim Athletic Director and Head football coach for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The announcement comes just weeks after Coach Walt Brock stepped down from the position.
Coach Brosch joined the Granger Coaching staff in 2012 and has served as the Defensive Coordinator for the past five seasons in which the Lions recorded historic defensive statistical performances in multiple categories and seasons. While on staff he also assisted in track and field, and baseball, while also serving as the Head Basketball Coach from 2015-2019.
“I think it's always important that you look inside your own staff and see if you have a qualified individual that can field important positions within your school district,” said Granger superintendent Randy Willis. “In doing so, it was not hard to look and find Coach Brush as the best fit for our Athletic Director and Head Football Coach moving forward.”
Coach Brosch played for the Granger HS and was a four-year letterman and starter when the Lions made an historic run to the state semi-finals in 2007. Stephen graduated in 2008 from Granger High and in 2012 he Graduated from Sam Houston University. Most recently Coach Brosch completed his master’s degree and administrative certification from Lamar University in 2019.
“If there is one dream or passion I have, it’s to embrace and give the life lessons that can be taught in the game of football, or in athletics in general, and turn it into something that young men and women can build on for their rest or their life,” said Brosch. “As coaches, we have the biggest opportunity to influence and mold future leaders and I wake up every day thankful for that opportunity.”
With all sports suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic sports worldwide have been put on hiatus. Once the pandemic has passed Brosch can then focus on building his own coaching legacy at Granger.
“I believe that it starts with building connections and relationships with the young men and families you have the great chance to work with. GISD is home and I truly feel, with the great family we have in this community, the sky is the limit in terms of competing and making the Granger community proud for another great day to be a Lion,” Brosch said.
Indeed, all fans will feel better once COVID-19 is behind us and we can all get back to watching and cheering for all of our local student athletes.