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December 4, 2008

Brack Attack

Duncan wrestling coach going for 400th win

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Brack left Duncan to start a program at Marlow, setting the foundation for one of the top programs in the state. He spent three years at Marlow before making the decision to pursue a job opportunity outside of education.

“I sat out for two years working in the oil field,” Brack said. “I knew when I left Marlow that they would be state

champions in five years. They had Ray Miller in the sixth grade with other good wrestlers. It was a good opportunity and I thought I was tired of wrestling. But when state would roll around, I would get antsy.”

Fate then played a role in bringing Brack back into high school wrestling. Comanche’s wrestling coach left for the summer and never came back. For the Indian program, it was the best thing that ever happened. Burl White called Brack and the rest was history as he led Comanche to a state title in 1988 and a state dual title in 1993.

“When I got there I threw the schedule in the trash and scheduled the best schools that I could find,” Brack said. “To be the best, you have to wrestle the best.”

White would also play a part in Brack’s next move. With John Strickland looking to retire, White, who had become Duncan’s athletic director, once again turned to Brack.

“He called me up and enticed me to come to Duncan,” Brack said. “Coach Strickland was about to retire and I spent a year coaching the junior high before taking over the high school program.

“It was pretty hard to leave. I liked Comanche and I got along good with all of the people there. And we had some studs too.”

Brack continued his run of success at Duncan, leading the team to three straight state runner-up finishes as it battled to overcome an El Reno team that captured 11 straight state championships. During his time as head of the Demon program, Brack has turned in a 120-38 dual record.

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