Monday, November 22, 2010

Jan Brady receives honor at Bayshore

The Bayshore High School gymnasium was officially named the Jan C. Brady Gymnasium Monday night in tribute to a man who served as a teacher and basketball coach at the school for more than three decades.

Brady was an original member of the Bayshore High School staff transferring from Manatee High School in 1974 and worked in the county as a teacher for nearly forty years.

Coach Brady's focus was never about wins and losses - he valued student effort and sportsmanship. He stressed family values and academics over athletics. When a student played for coach Brady, he became a part of the Brady family.

His son Chris served as head basketball coach at Bayshore and is now the school’s athletic director. His other son Brac was the head basketball coach at the old Manatee Community College and has been head coach at the University of Maine at Machias for the past six years.

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