Aaron Brand Is Still a Star Athlete

by Billy Chandler

Aaron didn’t end his excellence in athletics after he graduated.

Aaron Brand was just inducted into the Emory & Henry Sports Hall of Fame for his stellar performance as a student athlete. He led the Wasps as quarterback for four years, and during that time the team never lost a home game.

He was also a standout pitcher on the E&H baseball team.

But he hasn’t been resting on his laurels since graduation. He’s currently the head football coach at Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina, and in the fall of 2023, he marked his 100th win as a coach – finishing the fall with a perfect 12-0 season. In 2020, he was named South Carolina Region 4A Coach of the Year.

You can enjoy a great conversation with Aaron on WEHC-FM’s “This Conversation,” hosted by Aaron’s former faculty member, Dr. Teresa Keller. You’ll learn the little-known story of his nickname, and you’ll find out why he chose not to major in Mass Communications!

 

 

 

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  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/723-alumni-couple-rescue-a-bit-of-eamph-history"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/222,0,944,720/6058_matt_and_steph.rev.1552355313.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/222,0,944,720/6058_matt_and_steph.rev.1552355313.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/222,0,944,720/6058_matt_and_steph.rev.1552355313.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/222,0,944,720/6058_matt_and_steph.rev.1552355313.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/222,0,944,720/6058_matt_and_steph.rev.1552355313.jpg" alt="Matt ('03) and Stephanie Armbrister ('02) Strutner" width="345" height="225" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/222,0,944,720/6058_matt_and_steph.rev.1552355313.jpg 2x" data-max-w="722" data-max-h="720" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/723-alumni-couple-rescue-a-bit-of-eamph-history">Alumni Couple Rescue a Bit of E&H History</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> Matt (E&H ’03) and Stephanie Armbrister (E&H ’02) Strutner (Knoxville, TN) snagged a trophy from the jaws of obscurity. <a href="/live/news/723-alumni-couple-rescue-a-bit-of-eamph-history" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/2972-making-sense-of-it-all-rev-sarah-moody-varnell"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/170,61,675,567/14056_sarah_moody.rev.1687790675.webp 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/170,61,675,567/14056_sarah_moody.rev.1687790675.jpg 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/170,61,675,567/14056_sarah_moody.rev.1687790675.jpg" alt="woman in a church wearing minister's robe" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="505" data-max-h="506" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/2972-making-sense-of-it-all-rev-sarah-moody-varnell">Making Sense of it All: Rev. Sarah Moody Varnell Talks About the United Methodist Church</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"><p> The United Methodist Church has been in the news recently.</p><a href="/live/news/2972-making-sense-of-it-all-rev-sarah-moody-varnell" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
  • <div class="lw_news_image"><span class="lw_item_thumb"><a href="/live/news/1551-dave-mcglothlin-says-theres-always-something-new"><picture class="lw_image"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/9083_IMG_2599.rev.1712656949.JPG 1x"/> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/9083_IMG_2599.rev.1712656949.JPG 1x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/9083_IMG_2599.rev.1712656949.JPG 1x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/68/width/345/height/225/crop/1/src_region/0,0,640,640/9083_IMG_2599.rev.1712656949.JPG" alt="Dave McGlothlin, Emory & Henry Class of 1986" width="345" height="225" data-max-w="640" data-max-h="640" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a></span></div><div class="lw_widget_text"><h4 class="lw_news_headline"><a href="/live/news/1551-dave-mcglothlin-says-theres-always-something-new">Dave McGlothlin Says There’s Always Something New to Learn from History</a></h4><div class="lw_news_summary"> In 2015 Dave McGlothlin won the honor of being History Teacher of the Year for Massachusetts. But he readily admits that he is constantly learning new stories from our country’s history. <a href="/live/news/1551-dave-mcglothlin-says-theres-always-something-new" class="link-with-arrow gold">Keep reading</a></div></div>
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