In the early spring of 2003 the St. Joseph, Cold Spring Eighth Grade Bluejays narrowly defeated the St. Mary Eighth Grade Saints in the
championship game of that season's Diocesan Tournament. The two teams were the creme de la creme of that year's grade school eighth grade
crop. Seven members of those two teams - Troy Cooper, Kyle Kramer, Josh Kidney, Matt Lloyd, Nathan Mutsch, Bryan Niemeyer, and Jimmy
Uebel entered Brossart High School as freshmen the following fall. They would form the nucleus of the Class of 2007 which would leave an
indelible imprint on Mustang sports in soccer, baseball, basketball, golf, and track that would qualify them as legends in the annals of our high
school's history books. They were joined by an eighth member who would become a part of their group for all four years, Luke Rebholz, a
player with a big heart from Sts. Peter and Paul, whose lifelong dream was to wear "Mustang Green."
Together these eight players would re-write the Brossart record books, winning our first and only 10th Region Freshmen Championship; go
undefeated at 23-0 as sophomores on the Junior Varsity team, while capturing the M.C.I.T., NKAC Division II, and 38th District
Championships and defeating Covington Catholic, the 9th Region JV Champs, in double overtime to claim the mythical Northern Kentucky
J.V. crown. As juniors they would form the nucleus of the varsity team that would win the Ashland Invitational Tournament, 10th Region All
"A" Classic and 37th District Tournaments. As seniors they would accomplish what no other Brossart basketball team had ever accomplished
before - they again won the 10th Region All "A" Classic tournament en-route to winning the 2007 All "A" State Championship. They would
later become undefeated NKAC Division II Champions and repeat as 37th District Champions prior to ending their careers on the floor of the
Mason County Fieldhouse on March 10th 2007, falling to the powerhouse Mason County Royals, who were responsible for three of their five
losses, during the school-record 28-5 season.
This was a talented team that possessed extreme confidence, worked hard to accomplish their goals, and were able to overcome adversity to get
the job done.
|The 2003-04 Mustang Freshmen Team is the only Brossart Freshmen team to win a regional championship.
They posted a 24-2 season record, losing only to Cincinnati Elder by four points 48-44, and Scott County by a single point 50-49 in the finals of
the 2004 Lexington Catholic Invitational Freshmen Tournament - the best in the state.
Scott County would win the KHSAA "Sweet Sixteen" State Tournament as seniors.
|The Following Year The
2004-05 Junior Varsity Team Would
Accomplish Another School First -
Become The First And Only Brossart Junior
Varsity Team In School History To Go
Undefeated At 23-0
The Team Won The 38th District
Championship; were undefeated NKAC
Division II Champs, MCIT Champs; defeated
Covington Catholic, the 9th Region champs, in
2OT to become mythical Northern Kentucky
JV Champs; and claim the mythical
10th Region JV Title
|As Juniors the '07 Mustangs, along with Adam Franzen, Brad Seiter, and Kyle Lubbers formed the nucleus of the varsity team that won the 51st
Annual Ashland Invitational Tournament
That year they were 19-12, winning the 10th Region All "A" Classic, were "A" State Semi-Finalists, 38th District Champions and 10th Region
Troy Cooper, Jimmy Uebel, and Nathan Mutsch led the team in scoring that year. Cooper was the team's leading scorer pouring in 448 points
for a 14.4 scoring average. Uebel averaged 10.1 points per game and Mutsch 8.3 points a game.
The team held the best defensive average in Northern Kentucky limiting their opponents to 47.8 points per game, good enough for second
lowest average in the state.
|The 2007 Varsity Mustangs tied the 1998 team as the winningest team in Brossart basketball history
with a 28-5 record, but recorded the best win percentage ever in the school's history at 84.8%
They were undefeated NKAC Division II Champions,
10th Region "A" Champions, and All "A" State Champions.
They went 3-1 in the Fifth-Third Classic losing only to
host LexCath 53-50, while defeating Clinton County, Boyle County,
and Lexington Henry Clay
After defeating Covington Catholic in Park Hills 63-56 late in the 2007 season they were voted the
consensus Number One team in Northern Kentucky. They went on to become 37th District Champions
for the second straight year. Their careers came to an end on the floor of the Mason County Fieldhouse
on Sunday, March 10th losing to the host Mason County Royals 63-57.
Again the Mustangs were led in the scoring column by Troy Cooper who put up a total of 575 points on
the season for a 17.4 ppg mark. Cooper recorded double figures in 33 of the Mustangs 35 games that
Again the Mustangs posted the top defensive average in Northern Kentucky at 45.7, which again was
second in the state.
The 2007 Brossart Mustangs were coached by Mike Code
throughout their varsity careers.
|*Best Start (9-0) In School History*
* MCIT Runners-Up *
* 10th Region All "A" Champions *
* Touchstone Energy All "A" State Champions *
*Undefeated NKAC Division II Champions*
*16-0 Vs NKAC Competiton*
* 37th District Champions *
* 10th Region Semi-Finalists *
*Ranked Final Poll Number One In Northern Kentucky*
*Best Defensive Avg In Northern Kentucky - Second In State*
*Ties Most Wins In A Season - School Record*
*Best Win Percentage In School History - School Record*
On February 23rd Troy Cooper hit a free throw against the Covington Catholic Colonels to join
the Mustangs elite 1,000 Point Club. He went on to finish out his career with 1,077 varsity
points, placing him twelfth on the all-time list of leading Mustangs scorers despite having only
started varsity for two seasons. He also now holds the school record for Most Free Throws
Made In A Season.
Troy Cooper accomplished the feat of scoring 1,000 combined points on the Freshmen, JV, and
Varsity levels while still a sophomore.
Troy scored 197 points for the Freshmen team in 2002-03 as an eighth grader playing on the
Freshmen Team. He came back to lead the 24-2 Freshmen team in 2003-04 with 444 points as a
freshman, where he also contributed 108 points while playing with the 20-3 Junior Varsity Team.
In his sophomore year he scored 274 points with the 23-0 JV team and 56 points with the
varsity squad. During his junior season he scored 446 for the Varsity Mustangs.
In his five years in a Brossart freshmen, JV, or varsity uniform, Troy Cooper amassed a total of
2,100 total points. Troy is the ONLY player in Mustang history to accomplish this feat.
|The 2007 Mustangs' Crowning Achievement Was Winning The
Touchstone Energy All "A" State Championship
Defeating NCC, Gallatin County, University Heights, and Bardstown
The Heart and Soul Of These Brossart Mustangs
Basketball - Senior Year - All "A" State - MVP; NKAC Defensive Player of the Year; First Team
All-NKAC Conference; First Team 10th Region - All Region; 10th Region All "A" - All Tournament;
Repmke Player of the Week; WTSJ Star of the Game - Covington Catholic Game; National Honor
Society; 1st Honors Each Quarter. Nathan Seiter "22" Award Winner
Numerous Awards Sophomore and Junior Years
Other Notables - Senior Year - Soccer: First Team All State; First Team All-Region (Northern Ky);
Northern Kentucky Offensive Player of the Year; First Team All-NKAC Conference; First Team
Academic All-State; District All-Tournament Team; Boots and Butts Tournament ATT; Kentucky Mr.
Soccer Candidate, LaRosa's Star of the Week
Leading Points Earner In The History of the Brossart Boys Soccer Program
The Mustangs Workhorse - 2100 Total Career Points Scored
Senior Basketball -
2007 Mustangs MVP; 10th Region All "A" Tournament - All Tournament;
All "A" State - All Tournament; All "A" State Player of the Game; NKAC - All Conference; 37
District Tournament - MVP; 5th/3rd Classic - All Tournament; Twelfth Leading Brossart
Career Scorer - Member Of the 1,000 Point Club; School Record - Most Free Throws Made In
Shot Put - Troy is a member of the National Elite; The Number One Shot-Putter In The State
Of Kentucky; Class A Shot Put State Champion; Numerous Medals and Other Track and
Soccer Related Awards -
Owns Three State Championship Rings;
Received a College Scholarship to University of Cincinnati for Track.
|While Coaching These 2007
Mustangs Throughout Their
Coach Mike Code
10th Region Coach of the Year
2007 - 10th Region KABC
Coach of the Year
NKAC Coach Of The Year
Ky Post - Coach Of The Year
Enquirer - Coach Of The Year
Jimmy Uebel scored double-figures in each of the four All "A" State Tournament games and was
named the tournament MVP. Josh Kidney and Troy Cooper had huge tournaments and joined Uebel
on the the All-Tournament Team. The injustice was that Bryan Niemeyer wasn't recognized for his
efforts by the "A" State committee and press corps. Bardstown, the runner-up, placed four players
on the All-Tournament team.
Each of the seven seniors who played 100% of the meaningful minutes of the tournament made major
Matt Lloyd harrassed and stymied opposing teams' guards and contributed largely to the Mustangs
win over NCC.
Kyle Kramer nailed two "3's" at the onset of the Gallatin County game and Bryan Niemeyer scored
eight points in the third quarter. Luke Rebholz nailed a pair of key free throws. All of which proved
to be the difference in the one point victory.
|On February 4th, the '07 Mustangs became the first and only Brossart boys team to win the Touchstone Energy All "A" State
Championship, defeating Bardstown 56-48 in the championship game.
Bryan Niemeyer was the unlikely hero. A part-time starter called on to fill a bigger role for the injured Nathan Mutsch,
Niemeyer scored 22 points to lead the Stangs to victory over Bardstown and was named the game's MVP.
Handled Our Point Guard Position With Poise and Precision
Senior Year - All "A" State - All-Tournament; Guard of the Game All "A" State vs NCC; 10th
Region All "A" All-Tournament; First Team All-State Academic
Junior Year - Ashland Invitational Tournament - All Tournament;
Led Team In Assists; First Team All-State Academic
Freshman and Sophomore Year - First Team All-State Academic
Soccer - Team MVP; Boots and Butts and South Oldham - All-Tournament; All Region -
Honorable Mention; 10th Region Tournament- All-Tournament
Junior - BBHS Best Offensive Player; "A" State All-Tournament; All-Region Third Team
The Ultimate Team Catalyst- Made All Of His Teammates Better
. Once stated in an interview, "I could care less about scoring points - I know who the guys are on
this team who score, and it's my job to get the ball to them."
Kramer made everybody on his team better because of his ability to do just that. An excellent team
player who could score if he was left unguarded, Kyle rarely made mistakes. Played the most
minutes of any Mustang during the "A" State run.
Three sport star - Senior Year - Soccer Team MVP, Hopkinsville H.S.
Tournament - All-Tournament
Junior - Soccer - District Tournament - All Tournament
Baseball - All "A" Tournament - All Tournament
BBHS Team MVP, NKBC All-Star,
Star-crossed Forward Proud Of His Teammates
Nathan Mutsch is quoted as saying that the toughest thing that he has ever had to do was
helplessly sit and watch his teammates do battle without his being out there to help them.
Mutsch had a brilliant basketball and baseball career at Brossart and was our leading rebounder
as a junior and a force when he was healthy.
Although missing fourteen games during his senior season due to injury he helped lead the
Mustangs to the 37th District Championship, scoring 30 points in two games, and was named to
the All-Tournament team.
Senior - 37th District All-Tournament Team
Scholarship - Divison I Baseball - Xavier University
NKCA - 10th Region - Kentucky Post All-Stars
Junior - 37th District All-Tournament Team BBHS - Best Pitcher
NKCA All-Stars - Baseball
People Who Make Things Happen Are Winners
Team success is not measured by individual stats in the box score - but by wins and losses.
Consumate competitor was the "King Of The '07 Team Intangibles." Exemplified the phrase
"Whatever It Takes."
Senior - Basketball - Kentucky Post "Helping Hand" Award Winner
Senior - Soccer: BBHS-MVP; 19th District All-Tournament Team;
SoOldham - All-Tournament; 3rd Team All-Region;
NKHSBSCA All-Star Team - Scholarship TMC
Academic All-State (Four Years)
Junior - Soccer: BBHS Hustle Award; Bourbon Co - All-Tournament
Soph: Soccer: JV Regional - All Tournament
Fresh: Soccer: BBHS Inv - MVP; Freshmen Regional - MVP
Hero Of The "A" State Championship Run
His name will always be spoken in the same breath as winning the "A" State Championship. Averaged 7.2
ppg on season - Scored 52 points in "A" State Tournament - 13.0ppg, and 22 points in "A" State
Championship Game Against Bardstown. He was the team's second leading rebounder behind Troy
Senior: All "A" State Championship Game - MVP 37th District - All-Tournament Team
Golf: BBHS - Low Average; Catholic Cup Ind Champ;
Tied Clint Kohls' School Record - 10 Time Medalist; Post - All-Stars
Scholarship - Thomas More College
Junior: Golf: Cincinnati Post Honorable Mention
Sophomore: Golf: Most Improved
Persistence Pays Huge Dividends
Luke Rebholz emerged from the Sts. Peter and Paul Cardinal program with only hopes of
making the freshmen team. His persistence and work ethic made him a four year contributor.
Rebholz was our 10th Region All "A" Classic Academic award winner both his junior and
senior seasons and participated in the Governor's Scholars Program at Bellarmine University
as a junior.
He was Academic All-State 1st Team - Four Years and a member of the National Honor
Society. He earned 1st Honors each quarter all four years.
Luke presently attends the University of Louisville on an academic scholarship.
Our "Ninth" '07 Senior Mustang
Michael Collins played with the 2003 Diocesan Champion St. Joe Bluejays and freshmen ball
with the "Class of 2007" regional championship freshman team
He served as our videographer throughout his sophomore, junior, and senior years.
Michael was accepted by the '07 Mustangs as one of their own and was a major part of the
personality of this team.