Robert Baham Jr. was an assistant beside Mike Williams for Wharton the past three seasons.
But the days of anonymity are gone for Baham Jr., who was promoted by the school to take over the program on Thursday.
Wharton announced the hiring on social media. SB Live’s Andy Villamarzo was the first with a story.
With Williams deciding to leave to become the coach at Robinson, Baham Jr. has assumed the leadership mantle of the school where he led one the area’s most ferocious defenses.
This past season, the Wildcats posted two shutouts and allowed 135 points en route to a region quarterfinal appearance in Class 4 of the Metro Division. In 2021, Wharton was even more stingy, recording four shutouts during its region final run.
The institutional knowledge Baham Jr. had helped him stand out among candidates. In choosing Baham Jr., the Wildcats ensured continuity with the program in style and substance, much to the approval of the returning players and those within the community.
Baham Jr. will meet with the players and coaches in January once the school returns from Winter break.