Miners hire new football coach

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San Manuel Miner

San Manuel Athletic Director Al Trejo announced the hiring of David Ward as the Miners’ new varsity football head coach. Ward takes over the Miners’ football program after leading the Kingman program in 2013.

Ward and the Miners’ players officially started the 2014 season on Monday, August 4, the first day of practice. The Miners will participate in a three-way scrimmage with Benson and Tombstone on August 22. Tombstone will host the scrimmage which is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.

The Miners will open their season a week later on August 29 at Thatcher. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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Andy Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for eight high schools. His stories are published in the Southeast Valley Ledger, Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College. Andy is currently earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from ASU’s Hugh Downs School of Communication. Andy is scheduled to complete his degree December 2014. He was born and raised in Des Plaines, Ill. In 1992, he relocated to Arizona. After a short return to Des Plaines in 1997, he returned to the Phoenix area two years later. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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