Friday, January 24, 2014

Former Carolina Panther Brad Hoover named head football coach at Marvin Ridge

Former Carolina Panther fullback Brad Hoover is the new head football coach at Marvin Ridge.

Hoover will be the school's fourth football coach. Marvin Ridge, which opened in 2007, was 2-9 last season under Danny Bailey, who coached the Mavericks for one season.

Hoover coached last season for Union Academy, a small school also in Union County.  He led Union Academy to a 6-6 record, which tied for the best in school history.

Hoover, a former N.C. Shrine Bowl star in high school, played at Western Carolina. He became the school's No. 2 all-time leading rusher and was later inducted into Western Carolina's Hall of Fame.

Undrafted, Hoover was picked up as a free agent by Carolina in 2000 and became one of the franchise's more popular players during a 9-year career where he played in 149 regular-season or playoff games


Anonymous said...

Been to the dentist thousands of times..don't make me one

Anonymous said...

Perhaps you should take better care of your teeth.

Anonymous said...

Attention Marvin Ridge Football Boosters (Parents that's You)! Do something different this time, " Let the Coach do the Coaching"! Stay off the field (don't need any parents coaching), off your the soapbox, and let the man coach the team. You wanted a new coach and you got one, now let him do his job!

Anonymous said...

Amen to that....To some of the parents and students show some class, different that you did with the last coach.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely. Just because you are a big shot at your job doesn't mean you can coach football. Also, your kid most likely isn't getting recruited by Nick or Urban. Let them have fun and build character, discipline and great memories from their high school football experience. Don't bad mouth the coach in front of them because that perpetrates them doing it as well.

Again, they most likely are not getting recruited so don't build the recruiting website and run around telling everyone they are being recruited. Lastly, when they don't get recruited don't bad mouth the coach and blame him.

Good luck Brad!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck Brad! Hopefully some of the poisonous parents have moved on.