Newly elected consecrated bishop of Minnesota, Brian Prior, aka “Coach” has led the Freeman High School, Rockford, WA, Scotties basketball team to a State Championship according to Episcopal Life Online:
He may be known as Bishop Brian Prior in the Diocese of Minnesota but to the Freeman High Scotties he’s “Coach.”
Prior, 50, was consecrated bishop a month ago. But he was courtside back in Yakima, Washington, March 6 to help lead the girl’s varsity basketball team to their first state championship.
“They’ve been waiting a long time for this. Those girls worked very hard. They deserved it. We’ve been there five times in the last five years,” said Prior about the team he has mentored for six years.
“The other team, Granger, was the hometown favorite,” he added. “Everybody, all the media had talked about Granger, how they had incredible three-point shooters and no way was Freeman able to defeat them. But we shut down their offense.”