Brentwood High Winter Sports

Winter athletic teams begin practice during the summer months before school starts in most cases. This athletic seasons runs from early November through the end of February.


Brentwood High School’s boys basketball team has a strong tradition.  The team has made the state tournament 4 of the last 6 years.  In 2017-18 the  Bruins (25-7 ) were district champions.


The first expectation is for every player to be a student-athlete and to represent themselves in a positive manner on and off the floor. There will be a set of rules and guidelines given to players that make the team. Last year’s varsity team had every student carrying over a 3.0 GPA.
The second expectation is for each player to be coachable, a great teammate and always trying to improve as a player. Teams are made during the season while players are made during the off season. This means that each player is trying to improve their conditioning and their individual skills on their own.

As a team there will be several practices during the spring. The summer is a very important part of the success of the team. The summer season will last from the end of school until the last week of June. The last week of June and the first week of July are dead periods where there will be no contact with the players and a great time to take a vacation. There will be open gyms later on in the summer but nothing that is mandatory. When school starts in the fall we will condition and have open gyms planed tentatively every Tuesday and Thursday after school when possible, but it will depend on when the gym is available. If an athlete participates in more than one sport they should concentrate on the sport that is in season.


Tryouts will start on the first day of practice in October. Tryouts will last until the coaching staff determines if a prospective player can make the team. The summer season and spring practices are used to evaluate prospective players. If a student is new to the school they should introduce themselves to Coach Shirley.


Throughout the season the key word is communication within our basketball family. We work better when we work together.  If you have any questions regarding BHS Boys Basketball please contact Greg Shirley.



During the season, they will practice at least once a week depending on how many games are scheduled. Team members are expected to practice during the off season by participating in conditioning from August – November.


Girls Basketball tryouts will be held in the summer for the following school year.


If you have any questions regarding BHS Girls Basketball please contact Miles Thrash.


The Basketball cheerleading team at BHS is part of the Athletic department and are included in the school’s membership in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA). As per the expectation of the Brentwood High School Administration, our priorities are to:

  • support the basketball teams,
  • promote school spirit,
  • serve as positive role models among peers in our academic performance and behavior in and outside of school and on social media, and
  • serve as ambassadors of Brentwood High School in the greater community.

Members of the basketball cheer teams also have the option of participating in cheerleading competitions, but this will be done as a separate activity in the upcoming year.


Cheerleaders at BHS attend camps prior to basketball season, practice 1-2 times per week, participate in fundraising activities and community appearances. The Basketball Cheer team has 2 games per week.


The Varsity Basketball cheerleading teams are open to rising 10th-12th graders.  Tryouts are held in the spring semester for the upcoming school year. At tryouts, candidates will demonstrate sideline skills (cheer, chant, dance) as well as jumps, tumbling and stunt technique.


If you have any questions regarding BHS Cheerleading please contact Mandy Bicsak.


Wrestling is a physically and mentally demanding sport that teaches athletes discipline, determination, problem solving skills, self assurance, and honest work ethic. Wrestling matches consist of individual participation in weight-classes where wins and losses count for team points.


Show up and participate in wrestling practices, weight-lifting, and running. Have a positive attitude and desire to learn.


Wrestling is offered to rising Freshmen through Senior boys, Varsity and Junior Varsity. Wrestling does not have tryouts; if you can survive then you make the team.


For more information contact Damon Smith.


Wrestling Cheerleading teaches the sport of wrestling. Cheerleaders learn cheers for the home and away matches and scoring for away tournaments. Their efforts help the coaches to ensure the wrestlers get the points they earned. Our home tournament, GP West, cheerleaders keep score and run the clocks for the referees. Being a part of the Wrestling program provides a rewarding experience and a fun way to get involved in athletics at BHS.

Expectations:  It is expected that all Wrestling Cheerleaders participate in cheer practices, learn to score and have a positive team spirit attitude.

Tryouts:  Available to Freshman – Senior girls by signing up the first day of school. The season runs September to the end of February.

Contact: For more information, please contact Kim Marek.