Beaverton’s Cassiday Steps Down as Wrestling Coach
BEAVERTON — Bryan Cassiday helped restart the Beaverton wrestling program in 2014, and after this past season, he decided to step down as the program’s head coach after receiving new opportunities in his career.
During the six years that he was the program’s head coach, 13 individual wrestlers placed in the state tournament, including a pair of individual state champions. The team also won two conference and district titles.
Although the decision to step down as a tough one, Cassiday said he’s confident in the program’s future.
“Last year, I had a great relationship with the team. We had some really good senior leaders, some very hardworking kids. When they’re committed, the coaches are committed. It’s just the way that it happens,” Cassiday said. “No, I didn’t want to step away. But I’m at a point in my life where maybe it’s time to let somebody else, who’s a little bit younger, maybe a little more limber, be in control.”
Cassiday also wanted to thank the Beaverton community for helping bring the program back in 2014.