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Oakland's Troy Bond has been hired as the boys basketball coach at Brentwood.

Troy Bond has left one Middle Tennessee high school basketball power to join another.

Bond was announced as Brentwood’s next boys basketball coach on Friday afternoon. He spent the last six seasons at Oakland, where he led the Patriots to state tournament appearances in 2017 and 2019.

Bond replaces Greg Shirley, who resigned for personal reasons last month after going 132-57 in six seasons at Brentwood. The Bruins advanced to the Class AAA semifinals in 2019.

“I feel truly blessed and excited to be Brentwood High School’s boys basketball coach and part of the Brentwood faculty,” Bond said in a release. “I can’t wait to work with the players and build upon the excellence that has always represented this school. I am beyond grateful to Mr. (Kevin) Keidel for this opportunity.”

Bond has a lengthy track record of success. Before taking the Oakland job in 2015, he guided Wilson Central to four state tournaments from 2001-15. He holds a 405-211 career record with four district championships, five region titles and eight sectional appearances over the past two decades.

“We are very excited to have Troy take over our boys basketball program,” Brentwood athletic director Joe Blair said. “He has proven to be not only an outstanding program leader, but also a caring mentor to his athletes over the years. We feel he will bring high energy and tons of support to our BHS family.”

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