Sterling Beane honored for 50 yrs. of coaching

Coach Sterling Beane, the only head wrestling coach Braxton County High School has ever known, was honored last weekend for marking an unprecedented 50 years of coaching local youth. It was fitting that the recognition preceded the final round of the Braxton County Invitational Wrestling Tournament, which Coach Beane has developed into one of the premier events in West Virginia high school grappling.

Dr. Tony Minney, BCHS Principal presented Beane a plaque commemorating the monumental accomplishment. That plaque read in part, “Coach Beane has been a pillar of wrestling in Braxton County and the state of West Virginia. He has made a monumental impact on the lives of thousands of students and athletes. Coach Beane is a phenomenal leader, mentor and role model who has instilled many core values in his wrestlers that play a key role in their lifelong success and daily lives. Coach Beane is an inspiration to so many athletes and coaches. His care and devotion to his wrestlers has made them more than a team and more like a family throughout the decades. He has created a legacy and will be irreplaceable at BCHS. Congratulations on 50 Years of Selfless Service.”