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Midland High hires a new boys basketball coach

The Bulldogs found their new head coach in Dustin Faught, who has 14 years of coaching experience, including a 3A state championship.

MIDLAND, Texas — Midland High School has been looking for a replacement since former head boys basketball coach, Shannon Hooker, retired.

The 'dawgs' have found their man in former San Angelo Central head coach, Dustin Faught.

"Everywhere I've been, it's made me a better coach just because it's put me in situations where I had to figure out the formula and make it work," Faught said. "Try and find a way for the kids in the program that we have at that time to be successful."

Faught's coaching style has a proven track record, winning a 3A state championship with the Brownfield Cubs.

"We're gonna be fast and furious - that's the way I like to coach," Faught said. "We're gonna press off makes and misses, we're gonna fly off the floor, we're gonna push it in transition, and we're gonna put a ton of pressure on teams both offensively and defensively."

This isn't Faught's first stint in the Tall City, as he was an MHS Hoops assistant coach under Trey Watts from 2007 to 2009.

"I know how much it means to Midland High to have a basketball team out on the floor that they can be proud of," Faught said. "How can we get Midland High back into the conversation, back into competing for championships, back into making those deep playoff runs, and going and playing for something?"

Faught hopes to start finding answers to those questions as he begins to put together a coaching staff for this season.