Malik Vincent's feature on the Brashear boys' basketball team:
"After Oliver closed it's doors last year and Brashear needed a new coach after it's previous one resigned, Carey White found himself in a prime position to take over.
"Now all I have to do is get off the elevator to get to the gym for practice," he said about the close proximity of his new coaching job. "It's that simple these days."
White teaches at Pittsburgh South Hills 6-8, a middle school located right next door to the Brashear building in the Beechview section of the city.
The change has done the Bulls well as they've improved their overall record from just six wins last season to an 11-6 mark so far this year, including 2-3 in the City League.
"I knew that we were coming into a good situation, getting some of the Langley kids to come over and really being able to build a winning team," White said. "I was able to bring some of my kids over from Oliver and that didn't hurt, either.""
(Photo: Brashear's Tyler Smith takes it to the rim during a non-league victory against Serra Catholic. Matt Freed/Post-Gazette.)