North Carolina High School Athletic Association

Union Academy Names Former Carolina Panther As Football Coach

MONROE—Brad Hoover, who was the starting fullback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League for nine years, has a new position.

According to the Charlotte Observer, the 36-year-old Hoover has been named as head football coach at Union Academy, which plays football in the NCHSAA in the 1-A classification.

Hoover, a former star at Ledford High School, is in his first coaching position. He had worked in business after retiring from the NFL.