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McKinney Boyd baseball coach leaving for East Texas post
May 29, 2012By David McNabb of VYPE MAGAZINE - DFW
McKinney Boyd baseball coach Brandon Milam, who has built the 6-year-old program into a perennial Class 5A playoff contender, has announced he’s leaving the program for an administrative position in East Texas.
McKinney ISD athletic director Shawn Pratt said Milam will become an assistant principal in Tatum, nearer Milam’s hometown of Carthage. Boyd has reached the 5A state playoffs each of the last three seasons. In 2011 and 2010, Boyd advanced to the regional quarterfinals. Boyd was eliminated in the first round this year by Lake Highlands.
Milam was a starting catcher when Carthage won the 1990 state title. Carthage has a history of being one of the state’s most prominent programs. Milam, a ’92 Carthage grad, also played baseball at Panola Junior College and the University of Houston.
Milam started in the MISD in 2000 and arrived at Boyd as its baseball coach when the school opened in 2006.
"Like anything that has to be built from scratch, you have to have good plans, hard workers, financial backing, and motivation. I got the good plans from great coaches like Jim Coker and Ron Poe. I have had assitant coaches like Tyler Porter, and Tommy Sparks who put in the hard work. For financial support, the parents of McKinney Boyd were diligent in their fundraising efforts along side Jimmy Don Burris who has supported all schools in McKinney for several years. My motivation and strength came from my wife who has been by my side over the past 15 years of coaching."