The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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June 9, 2014

H.S. Sports: Palestine hires new AD/HC Jay Brown from Denton Ryan




“Palestine is Palestine while Denton is a suburb of a metroplex,” Brown said. “We’re going to utilize everything we have here to its fullest potential. We want to make sure we give a chance to everyone to be a part of this program.”


At his acceptance speech of the athletic director and coaching position, Brown said he’s excited to come into the new year and get started early.


“I’m excited,” Brown said. “We have a lot of work to do, and we’re starting immediately after this meeting is over. I’m excited to see and meet all of the players and students, and I hope I’m able to live up to the representation of Palestine ISD. We want to build a winning culture here. We’re going to try to win at everything we do, on the field and off the field.


“We’re creating champions, and we’re starting today,” he added. “Coach Angel indicated to me how special Palestine was to him, and that is a great responsibility, and I’m hoping to live up to it.”


Palestine superintendent Jason Marshall said after the meeting that he is excited for Coach Brown to come into the Palestine program and make immediate changes to help the program succeed.


“I think first and foremost, Coach Brown wants to work on these kids being a successful person,” Marshall said. “He is one of 10 or 11 children and from Jacksonville, so he’s had a lot of similar experiences that our children have had. Due to the timing of everything, he has to hit the ground running, and we fully expect him to be able to do that.”

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