Boydstun takes over Spartans program
In high school Brian Boydstun played football and was good enough to earn a scholarship to play wide receiver at the University of Arkansas.
But once he graduated and began his coaching career, Boydstun gravitated back to soccer, the sport he had always loved.
Boydstun, 38, who a graduate of West Moore (Okla.) High School, was recently hired as Centennial’s second boys soccer coach. He replaces Chance Rose, who started the Spartans’ program and is now starting the boys soccer program at Denton Braswell.
After a three year term as an assistant coach at Duncanville, Boydstun spent the last 11 years coaching at Mansfield Summit. He has been the junior varsity head coach for eight seasons.
“We’ve had a lot of success at Summit,” Boydstun said. “I was the assistant coach under three head coaches during my time there. In eight years coaching the junior varsity we won six district titles. During that same time, the varsity has gone two rounds deep in playoffe each season and except once when they went four rounds deep.”
This will be Boydstun’s first head coaching job and he is excited with the opportunity presented to him.
“Summit was a great program there and I’m going to be able to bring things from there that gave us so much success,” Boydstun said. “We are going to have to be a team that is in great fitness to hang with some of the teams that are in this district. Hopefully, we can put something together here that is going to bring us some success.”
According to Boydstun, the Spartans style of play will be determined by the players on the roster.
“I’m going to adapt my style to players,” he said. “My job as a coach at this level is to get them in the best positions to be successful.”