Brian M. Bergner Jr., sports editor for The Daily Courier in Prescott, Arizona, has covered high school, college and professional sports for over a decade. He graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and public relations, getting his professional start as a sports information director and in media relations before joining the newspaper business. He is an award-winning sports journalist, father of two and husband to a beautiful wife. He joined The Daily Courier in August 2015. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @SportsWriter52, or on Facebook at @SportsAboveTheFold.
PRESCOTT — After an extensive national search, Embry-Riddle named Michael Trujillo as its next head women’s basketball coach, the university announced Tuesday afternoon.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — As construction crews continue to work on giving Arizona Downs a $2 million face lift, horse racing fans will get a sneak peek at the newly upgraded facility as the track will begin live simulcasting July 13, general manager Ann McGovern announced Friday morning.
NBA G League
PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Northern Arizona Suns will be in the market for another head coach this offseason as Cody Toppert was promoted to the Phoenix Suns as an assistant coach under Igor Kokoskov on Thursday afternoon.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — After nearly a decade of silence, Yavapai Downs is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar facelift.
Junior College Softball
PRESCOTT — Yavapai College standout softball player Jaydee Boursaw will have one more award to make room for on an already crowded shelf of offseason recognition as the NJCAA named her the 2018 National Player of the Year on Thursday morning.
PRESCOTT — David Worsham of Avondale traveled north to Prescott in search of a big catch June 2, and a big catch he got.
PRESCOTT — Wearing several hats in any one job seems to be the norm these days, but for Embry-Riddle Athletic Director Jaime Long, she takes it to the extreme.
PRESCOTT — The NAIA officially announced its All-American team for the 2017-18 season and Embry-Riddle senior Matt Andrews was awarded third-team honors Thursday morning.
Junior College Baseball
PRESCOTT — Yavapai College baseball head coach Ryan Cougill has been selected to be a part of the coaching staff for the USA Junior College National Baseball Team, the school officially announced Friday afternoon.
PRESCOTT VALLEY — The Arizona Interscholastic Association announced earlier this week it would add girls wrestling to the winter sports season for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.