As most of you heard about the manhunt situation that took place in Western North Carolina this past week, it took a crazy turn for us yesterday. After a nearly weeklong manhunt in the Pisgah National Forest, Phillip Stroupe was finally captured last night driving the truck of Tommy Bryson after he kidnapped Bryson from his home in Mills River. Tommy has still not been found. Tommy is the father of West Henderson head basketball coach Joey Bryson. The Bryson's are a staple in this community and Joey is probably the best basketball player to ever suit up for the Falcons.
Most people in WNC may also know Joey as previously being the head coach at North Buncombe, leading them to 2 straight MAC titles before leaving for West last year. Please say a prayer for the Bryson family as they look for a resolution to this nightmare. Thanks.