New Head Wrestling Coach
Brighton Area Schools Athletic Director John Thompson on the resignation of Head Wrestling Coach, Mr. Sam Amine and the hiring of Mr. Anthony Greathouse of Tecumseh as the Bulldogs new man in charge of the wrestling program for Brighton Area Schools.
Meet Coach Tony Greathouse: Wednesday, June 26th, 5:30pm – BHS Wrestling Room – All current, former, and future wrestlers and families are invited as well as members of the community.
Quotes on Transition from John Thompson, Director of Athletics, B.A.S.
“Being a Head Coach especially at Brighton is a very demanding position. Coach Amine has poured his heart and soul into the rebuilding of Brighton Wrestling. He will always be a Bulldog! People on the outside of coaching do not always understand the demands of running a high caliber program and the sacrifices our coaches make in working with our youth. I think Coach Amine’s record on the mat speak for themselves. He has taken the program in an area which provides the toughest competition to a level that has not been achieved previously at Brighton. The greater impact of his leadership is in the impact he has had on the development of young men. The teachings of work ethic, belief in self, the ability to overcome adversity and welcome challenge are all life skills that have helped our students in the classroom, on the mat, and will serve them well in life.”
“In hiring Coach Greathouse, we are bringing in somebody who is a proven winner both in the sport of wrestling and in developing young people’s character and life skills. Tony Greathouse earned this opportunity just as he earned his place in the worlds of education, business, and wrestling; hard work! Tony gets it from multiple perspectives; successful classroom teacher, successful entrepreneur, three time all state wrestler and 1x state champion at Mason High School, 4x letter winner at MSU, Team Captain at MSU. In his coaching career he helped rebuild an inner city Atlanta GA program, helped lead Tecumseh H.S. to the MHSAA Final 4, has trained numerous state qualifiers and champions throughout his career, has coached Michigan’s Freestyle National team for many years and was named by his peers as the 2012 Regional Coach of the Year. It is rare to see a coach who is still relatively young in his career who has accomplished so much. I am confident that Coach Greathouse will pick up where Coach Amine left off and is ready to work with our community to accomplish even greater things both on and off the mats for the young men of Brighton wrestling and our community.”