Brigham takes over as boys soccer coach
Brigham said he didn’t know if he can take on the job on a more long-time basis after this season, but would like to. “I’m doing it this year for sure,” he said.
He said how long he coaches will depend on the time constraints. “I would like it to be a permanent thing,” Brigham said. “We’ll see how it goes.”
Koop built a successful program, winning a Northern 4A title and two Sierra League crowns, but with expecations always being high, there’s no denying that Carson losing in the Northern 4A semifinals to South Tahoe this past season was a little bit of a disappointment and Brigham understands that. And with a strong nucleus returning, Brigham also understands the expectations will be as high as ever.
“We have a very strong senior group this year,” Brigham said. “We have a great support group of sophomores and juniors. We’re going to have a real strong team this year.
“There’s going to be obviously a lot of expecations of me. Koop has built a very strong foundaton that I hope to continue. I think our goal is definitely to win league and hopefully we can progress further inthe region tournament than we have in the past.”
Brigham is also looking forward to potentially playing on the new field turf surface at Carson High’s football stadium, which is scheduled to be completed by this fall. The field is supposed to be designed for both football and soccer ” meaning that it will be 65 yards wide for soccer.
The field turf should play into Carson’s strenght this year, Brigham said. “I’m perfectly OK with it,” said Brigham about the field turf. “I’m perfectly happy playing on that.”
The field turf, Brigham said, will suit “what we’re trying to go four this year as far as our tactics. We have a lot of very skilled players on the ball. A (field) turf plays perfectly into that.”