PIPPA PASSES, Ky. (WYMT) - The June Buchanan boys basketball program ended their search for a new head coach, hiring from within the team.
Brandon Gearheart was announced as the new head coach for JBS.
Gearheart was an assistant coach with the Crusaders this past season. Before that, he served in both the head boys and girls basketball coaching positions at Prestonsburg.
The Floyd County native said that he is excited to be a head coach again at the high school level.
"It's an awesome opportunity for me. Last year, I got the opportunity to help over at JBS under Coach Smith. It's just a great school - it's a small school. We don't have high enrollment, but there's a great passion for basketball there, and they want to build a program," Gearheart said during a phone interview. "I'm just really fortunate and blessed they tapped me as the guy they want to help do that."