Story by Mrs. Kristina Steinhauser
With contributions by Kyle Keegan
For the first time in school history, Boyd has a new face leading the Broncos on the sidelines. Coach Joe McBride comes to Boyd after three years as athletic director at Coppell ISD and was the Coppell High School head football coach (51-10) from 2009-2014.
McBride met players and coaches last week, and met the parents and members of the community Thursday night.
Described by McKinney ISD Athletic Director Shawn Pratt as a "kid-magnet" with a passion for football, but most importantly a passion for coaching, McBride brings excitement, discipline and accountability for his players to the field, classroom, and the community.
McBride's pillars of leadership, culture and beyond game resonated well throughout the cafeteria as parents smiled and nodded in agreement.
He made it clear that it's about more than just football - it's about the players and family. He hopes to create great students, leaders, and players who eventually become great men, husbands and dads.
"Our priority [as coaches]...is to treat them like they're our own," McBride said. And he has experience with that. With two sons who played football, and one he won a state championship with, it hits close to home. And just as he enjoyed watching his sons play, he wants the Bronco parents to "enjoy this moment in your life" while watching their sons play football and grow as young men.
“Coach McBride did a good job at Coppell so I hope that he's able to come into here and take us to the next step where we're actually competing against good teams,” varsity player junior Justin Dawson said.