Brian Brandt Jr. was on the Crane Meadows Golf Course in Schofield Tuesday afternoon as word that he had been named the Wausau West boys hockey coach began to spread.
His cell phone became a constant stream of incoming congratulatory text messages, and alerts from social media posts. It got to the point that the battery was nearly drained by the time the junior varsity golf meet ended.
“The amount of support has been amazing,” Brandt Jr. said. “It’s been a little bit overwhelming.”
An assistant with the program for the past eight years, Brandt — a 1999 West graduate — takes over for Pete Susens, who stepped down this season after 36 years with the Warriors.