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Brad Beller ready to take Washington to new heights

Former Lexington coach Brad Beller has returned home to Washington, where he went to high school, and hopes to lead the Warriors to a district title and beyond.
By Tariq Lee, Staff Writer, tlee@opubco.com Modified: August 6, 2010 at 5:25 pm •  Published: August 6, 2010
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Washington is entering its third year in District 2A-3, but has yet to win it.

New coach Brad Beller is looking to change that.

Beller, a 2001 Washington graduate, took over in June after 12-year coach Dennis McCray resigned.

With such a late start, Beller has been putting in heavy hours to prepare for the 2010 season.

"I'm still trying to get adjusted to all the players, new people and the new faces but it's very exciting," Beller said.

"The players and coaches have made it a lot easier. They have worked hard and jumped in from a coaching-staff standpoint, the players have bought into the program and what I expect from them making the transition a lot easier than I expected."

In 2008, Washington's first year in the district, it tied for first place with Bridge Creek. But because of a head-to-head win, the district title went to Bridge Creek.

Last season, the Warriors finished third behind Bridge Creek and Lindsay.

"The biggest thing is being consistent with everything," Beller said. "If we can be consistent in what we do on the field it's going to give us a chance, and we definitely have a team that can do that."

Beller was previously coach for three years at Lexington, where he turned the Bulldogs into a consistent playoff team.