I received this email from Jeff Dellis:
Nevada Union is pleased to announce the appointment of Brad Sparks as the new head football coach.
Coach Sparks brings strong experience with coaching stops at Marysville High School (17 years) and Yuba College (one year). Sparks was formerly the head coach at Marysville High School before moving to Nevada Union in 2012. He has been both the Frosh head coach and a Varsity assistant coach at NU.
“We’ve hired an incredible football coach that always has the best interest of kids in mind,” said Athletic Director Jeff Dellis. “He has experience at the high school level. He has a great ability to communicate. Kids love him. He’s a perfect fit for what we’re trying to accomplish here.”
Sparks is currently working on his bachelor’s degree at National University. He is employed at Nevada Union as a paraeducator.
“Brad can help our students reach their full potential. He has a deep appreciation for the balances that are required for student-athletes, We’re fortunate to hire a coach that brings the total package.” said Dellis.
“We will be looking for athletes who are good citizens, educationally oriented and good team players,” Brad Sparks said, in describing his teaching and coaching philosophy. “Being successful is the end product achieved by doing the right things on a daily basis. There are no shortcuts.”
“Brad Sparks has the drive and passion for student athletes and the vision to make Hooper Stadium a place to be under the lights on Friday nights” “We are extremly excited to have Brad as the head coach and I am looking forward to an incredible season of Miner Football,” said Principal Kelly Rhoden.