Gaylord’s Brant Wilson Steps Down

After going 5-4 in his first season, Brant Wilson stepped down from his coaching and teaching duties.

GAYLORD – After leading Gaylord to a 5-4 campaign in 2017, varsity football coach Brant Wilson is stepping down from his coaching and teaching duties following one season.

Wilson was hired in January 2017 and leaves to work with his family’s business. In addition to coaching, Wilson served as a math teacher in the school district. Prior to accepting the head coaching position, Wilson spent three years as Gaylord’s varsity defensive coordinator.

“We are sorry to see Brant leave Gaylord High School, as he has been an outstanding teacher and coach, but happy for him and his family that he has a great opportunity to work in the family business,” Gaylord athletic director Christian Wilson said. “Brant has created great relationships with his players and has created a winning culture that we hope to continue. His hard work and dedication are appreciated as he went above and beyond in making our program successful. We wish him the best of luck in his new adventure.”

Wilson replaced veteran coach Will Cleaver, who led the Blue Devils to a 71-45 record and three Big North Conference championships over 12 years and across two stints. Gaylord finished in third place in the Big North this past fall, posting conference wins over Alpena, Cadillac and Petoskey while ending the season with a 28-6 victory against Sault Ste. Marie.




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