North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Marvin Ridge Names Hoover Head Football Coach

WAXHAW—Brad Hoover has been named as the new head football coach at Marvin Ridge High School, according to a press release issued by the school.

Tim Conner, principal at Marvin Ridge, announced the hiring.

Hoover comes to Marvin Ridge after serving for a year as head coach at Union Academy, where he led the team to a 6-6 record and a victory in the NCHSAA playoffs.

Hoover is a graduate of Ledford High School, where he led the state in rushing during his years as player. He was named to the All-State team and was a Shrine Bowl participant for the North Carolina team.

He earned a football scholarship to Western Carolina University and finished as the school’s second leading rusher for his career. In 2000, Hoover was signed as a free agent with the Carolina Panthers and had a 10-year career in the National Football League before retiring in 2010.

Hoover resides in Weddington with his wife Brandi and two daughters, Hadlee (8) and Abbi (5).