Armbruster Named New Festus Girls Head C.C. Coach
(FESTUS)   Wes Armbruster who has been an assistant cross country coach at Festus High School the past ten years is the new head coach of the Festus girls cross country team.  According to a news release from the school district, the Festus R-6 Board of Education unanimously approved his hiring during the executive session of its regular monthly meeting  Thursday night.
During Armbruster’s tenure as an assistant with head coach Bryant Wright, Festus won 9 state championships (8 boys, 1 girls) and 2 additional state trophies (1 boys, 1 girls).  He has been the head coach for the Festus Girls Track and Field team for the past 5 years, after having served the previous 5 as an assistant.

Coach Bryant Wright will still be head coach of the boys team and Armbruster believes the new head coach position for the girls will strengthen the overall program.

Armbruster says he and Coach Wright have built a good coaching relationship.

According to Armbruster, cross country is a special sport to him.

Prior to coming to Festus, Coach Armbruster was the head cross country coach at Perryville High School from 2004-2006 leading the girls to a District championship in 2004 and the boys to a 3rd place finish in the state meet in 2005.  Coach Bryant Wright will continue as the head coach of the Boys Cross Country team.
Listen to Hal Neisler’s interview with Coach Armbruster below.