Brainerd High School 2023

Team Profile

Photos by Andy Mitchell Photography, Gary Fain Photography, and Courtesy of Brainerd High School

Q & A With Coach Sammy Seamster

Coach Sammy Seamster of Brainerd High School

Q. How would you characterize this year’s team?

A. They are hungry for success.

Q. What will be the key to your success?

A. Our keys will be our young men coming together and realizing that they have what it takes to be great!

Q. Who will be your key leaders on the team?

A. Jay’un Smith, Jaquez Poole, Marquise High, Terrance Lee, Kascine Beamon, and Derrion Calloway.

Q. What are your biggest reasons for optimism?

A. Improving team buy-in.

Q. What can you build on from last year?

A. Continuing to build on getting the kids to work hard.

Q. Will we see anything different this year?

A. Yes.

Q. How would you characterize your team’s speed?

A. A group that is going to fly around.


Coach name: Sammy Seamster (1 yr. as a head coach, 1st as head coach at Brainerd)

Division/Class: TN I-3A

2022 Overall Record: 5-6

2022 District Finish: 4th

Mascot: Panthers

2023 Schedule


19 Howard (H)

25 Boyd-Buchanan (H)


1 Chattanooga Prep (H)

8 McMinn Central (A)

15 Tyner Academy (H)

22 Marion Co. (H)

29 Knoxville Webb (A)


6 Chattanooga Central  (H)

20 Meigs Co. (A)

26 Sweetwater (A)

Coach’s View

I see us having great success as long as our guys continue to buy in, work hard, and come together as one.