Former Parkersburg basketball coach Clyde Brewer dies

Staff report

Clyde Brewer, the former longtime boys basketball coach at Parkersburg High School, died on Wednesday. He was 78.

Brewer coached the Big Reds from 1982-2005, making the state tournament four times — 1987, 1991, 1995 and 2001. His 1991 team won its first-round game against North Marion but lost to eventual champion Logan 86-70 in the semifinal round.

In 2005, his final season, Parkersburg won 17 straight games — the longest streak of his career — and finished with a 20-3 record.

Other highlights included a 2001 Mountain State Athletic Conference championship and an MSAC Blue Division co-championship with Logan in 1997.

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