Guymon Brings in a Haul of Key Coaches
Brock Kappelmann - May 12, 2020 7:32 am
Longtime Turpin coach Gary Wallace is going to Guymon. Wallace will be the boys basketball coach after 16 years at Turpin. The Tigers were 7-16 this season. Athletic Director Andy Brown says Wallace is a good fit. “Coach Wallace brings a wealth of experience and will push our players and program to new heights,” Brown said. “Coach Wallace will join our high school math department.”
Coach Justin Smith is returning back to Guymon as an assistant coach. He coached the boys basketball program in the early 2000’s leading the Tigers to a 20-6 season in 2003 and 21-5 in 2002. He will be an assistant girls basketball coach and assistant baseball coach. AD Andy Brown says he brings experience to the table. “Coach Smith brings a wealth of experience with 17 years in baseball and 15 years in basketball,” Brown said. “Coach Smith is a great addition to our staff and we are excited for his return to Guymon. Coach Smith will join our high school drivers education department.”
Guymon football coach Kenny Wooten has named his top offensive and defensive coaches. Diamon Hughes becomes the offensive coordinator and Shawn Brasher is the defensive coordinator. Athletic Director Andy Brown will also be associate head coach under Wooten. “Coach Hughes has eight years of dynamic football experience and we welcome him on board.” Coach Wooten says Hughes is what the program needs. “He is a kid magnet,” Wooten said. “He has an uncanny ability to get the best out of kids in every capacity. He has also developed the best talent receiver wise in the state of Texas.” Coach Hughes will be a member of the Guymon special education department.
Brown says he likes the Brasher addition. “Coach Brasher brings eight years of coaching experience from Texas and will bring much needed experience on the defensive side of the ball.” Coach Wooten says he will be a good fit. “Coach Brasher is a coaches coach,” Wooten said. “He is a coach of high character and has the ability to get the best defenses from developing talent on a daily basis.” Brasher will teach in the PE department at GHS and will be FCA coordinator.