Two prospective head coaches have been named finalists to lead Granbury
High School athletic teams beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Their appointments are subject to approval by
the Granbury ISD school board.
Ashley Benson and Tim Brewer are the head coaching finalists for
the softball and tennis programs respectively. The two could succeed departing
coaches Erinn Jayjohn (softball) and Tyson Stewart (tennis), who both will be
leading programs at John Marshall Harlan High School, a new campus part of
Northside ISD in San Antonio.
Benson is currently an assistant coach in Joshua, where she has
worked since 2012. She is a varsity
assistant and also is the junior varsity head coach. A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University,
Benson was a four-year starter for the college team. At Joshua’s ninth grade campus, she has also
coached volleyball and served as the world geography department head.
“Ashley has extremely high qualifications,” commented GISD
athletic director Dwight Butler. “I
really liked her knowledge and enthusiasm as well as her plan to build on the
successful of this year’s softball program.”
Brewer currently is a tennis coach in the Cedar Creek school
district. He is a graduate of Texas
A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in sport management. In high school, he was a four-time state
qualifier in fall team tennis and was a silver medalist and two-time bronze
medalist in state boys doubles competitions.
“We are excited to have Tim join our Pirate Family,” Butler
said. “Tim learned the game from Coach
Stewart, and he is highly recommended.
He will be an asset in taking the program forward.”
The school board will consider the coaching appointments at its
next monthly meeting on June 19.