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Mark Spader




One of coach Spader’s favorite things about coaching in Bowling Green is the support the athletic program receives from the local community, which enables various sports teams to excel.

Spader was inspired as a coach early on by former Purples Football head coach Dan Haley. “From his structure and organization to his holding players accountable to the team, I attempt to emulate him every day,” Spader said.

Looking back over years of great memories, Spader digs way back to 1991 to share one of his favorites. He feels fortunate to have been part of the Bowling Green staff when the team defeated Paducah on the road to capture its first regional championship.

Speaking to his favorite game day traditions, Spader says there is one tradition his team has that’s very visible these days.

“Paul Gray, who left our world much too early in the spring, started a tradition of having our players run out with both the American and Bowling Green flags before games,” he said. “I’ll forever think of Paul when I see that from now on.”

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