New Sheriff in Town

The Santaluces Chiefs named a new head coach for the 2014 football season. Jason Bradley, an English teacher who has worked on the Chiefs football staff for five years, was promoted from offensive coordinator to the vacant head coaching position.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity that Dr. Weigel and AD Livingston have given me to lead this football team,” said Bradley.

Coach Bradley has worked at Santaluces for five years, has been an assistant coach for the past two years, and moved to offensive coordinator last season. In his first year as the offensive mind, his explosive offense scored about 33 points per game.

“[Bradley’s] a proven coach,” said athletic director Shannon Livingston. “Our offense was amazing last year.”

The offense should remain consistent with Coach Bradley holding the reins. It’s the defense that may see changes.

“Coach Drinkwater was our defensive coordinator last year,” said Bradley. “So our defensive scheme should change a little bit.”

Coach Bradley plans on bringing in one of his own defensive minds to help him out. The Chiefs finished last year 6-4, just barely missing out on the playoffs for the second straight year. A change in coaching staff may be that boost that the Chiefs need to make it to the playoffs for the first time since 2009.

Bradley was an assistant coach that year when the Chiefs fell to Melbourne in the first round of the playoffs. This will be his first head coaching job.

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