Barbaree is new Bison football coach

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Junior Bison football coach Brandon Barbaree watches his players perform a blocking drill during practice last week. (Staff photo by Mark Buffalo).

The Carlisle Bison have a new football coach.

Defensive coordinator and Junior Bison coach Brandon Barbaree has been promoted to head high school coach, replacing Scott Waymire, who resigned last month to become coach at Class 4A. He was officially hired during Monday’s Carlisle School Board meeting.

Prior to coming to Carlisle, Barbaree coached the England Lions for three seasons, making the playoffs two out of three seasons. He also coached the Lions to a winning record for the first time in 15 years, following the graduation of former England Lion and Kansas City Chiefs starter Greg Wesley.

“I’ve enjoyed it,” Barbaree said of working at Carlisle during fall practice in August 2012. “I loved my kids in England and how they worked. We had a culture there of working hard. The difference is that these kids [Carlisle] are used to winning. Carlisle has a tradition and the kids expect to win.”

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