Minot native and former North Dakota Mr. Basketball Jeff Brandt was named the head boys coach in Washburn.
Brandt takes over for Derrick Seiler. Before becoming the head coach, Brandt served as the head coach for Solen. Last year Brandt took the year off and focused on his role as the Washburn high school principal.
Here’s why he said he chose Washburn.
“Washburn would probably be on the only Class B school I would leave Solen for,” Brandt said. “When the job came open, I applied for it and was lucky enough to get it as a principal here. So really it wasn’t a coaching thing it was more from an administration standpoint. “
Last season, Washburn finished 3-2 in the District 10, 1-2 in Region 5 and 9-14 overall.