Coach Profile: Wyandotte's Eddie Brown 9/17
By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Most high school head coaches come up through the ranks as assistants and then work their way to a head coaching position.
A few spend time in college as a head coach or an assistant before finding a home at the high school level. For Wyandotte’s Eddie Brown the journey to high school saw him spend time as a head coach in high schools, college and in the professional arena football level.
For the last three seasons Brown has led the Bulldogs. Wyandotte has been one of the more downtrodden programs in the Metro, but things are starting to change. Last year Wyandotte won its homecoming game for the first time in more than 20 years, and this year they opened the season with a win for the first time in 25 years.
This season the Bulldogs are off to a 3-0 start including the season-opening win over a good Van Horn squad that had beaten Wyandotte the last two seasons. This year’s team looks like it could not only finish with a winning record but a Kansas City Kansas Conference title and a playoff appearance are a distinct possibilities.
Coaching at a school like Wyandotte with students from different backgrounds may be challenging, but Brown said he enjoys the chance to make a difference in young men’s lives.
“I love to see the boys develop into young men,” Brown said. “Having such a passion for the game of football, I enjoy working with the coaches, kids, and teaching the game that I love. If I could change something it would be no matter where you live or your economic status that all kids could get the best coaching, facilities, and equipment there is to offer. Every kid deserves a equal playing field.”
The Bulldogs are showing that they have made the best of their opportunities this season. Wyandotte will face good competition from Atchison and Schlagle for the league title but right now the Bulldogs are playing the role of favorite. That is quite a turnaround from the last two years that saw Wyandotte win two games in each season.
Even though talent is always a key factor in every team’s success, Brown has a motto that puts emphasis on another important part of the equation.
“Show me good grades and I'll show you a good football team,” Brown said.
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