Maur Hill-Mount Academy has hired Brandon Wilkes as the new Ravens football coach. He takes over for Jermaine Monroe, who leaves after establishing a strong program the past seven years.

This is Wilkes’ second stint as the head coach at MH-MA. He originally took over the program in 2010 for two years, ending a 35-game losing streak and creating a different culture that started the path that Monroe built upon. Actually, Monroe was Wilkes’ assistant for those two years, then took over the program.

For the past eight years, Wilkes has been a head coach at three different schools, in Colorado and Florida. However, when he heard about the opening at Maur Hill-Mount Academy, he reached out and expressed how much he wanted to be back with the Ravens. “Brandon is a very knowledgeable football coach, but it’s his faith and desire to be back here for a long time that helped us know he was the right one to take over the program once again,” said MH-MA president Phil Baniewicz. “I look forward to watching Brandon build upon the strong foundation Coach Monroe has established.”

Wilkes inherits a team that is loaded with talent, led by senior quarterback Jack Caudle and senior linebacker Abe Siebenmorgen. The Ravens have won their district four of the last 6 years.

Wilkes will take over as the Physical Education teacher and his family will be moving to Atchison this summer. He is married to his wife, Jessica, and they have two children, Bennett and Noah.

He will be meeting with players this week when he visits Atchison.

Phil Baniewicz is the president,

headmaster and head baseball coach for Maur Hill-Mount Academy. He can be reached via philb@mh-ma.com.

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