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Posted: Jul 30, 2021 7:21 AMUpdated: Jul 30, 2021 8:21 AM

New Bruin Soccer Coach Talks BHS Job

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Bartlesville High School has picked its new boys’ soccer coach, and he hails from overseas.

Brandon Willis is a longtime soccer player and coach. He was playing semi-professional soccer in England, where he grew up, before playing college soccer at Oklahoma Wesleyan.

Willis played with the Eagle men from 2013-2017 before he started his coaching career with the Wesleyan women, where he has been the past four years.  

Willis says that the job felt right, and he wanted to move into a head coaching position with the Bruins.

The Bruin guys are coming off an 8-7 season a year ago. BHS had rough luck at the end of the season, losing five of its last seven, all in one-goal contests. Former head coach Anthony Tucker had been with the team for three years.

Willis says he has seen the rise in popularity of soccer within this community- And he wanted to move into a more youth-coaching role to continue to promote the sport in Bartlesville/

Willis is marred to his wife, Copan-native Amber , who is an athletic trainer at OKWU. He says meeting with the Bruin assistant coaches and the players will be his first priority over the next couple of weeks as the team get sets for the spring of 2022.

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