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.

Andy Luberda (1029 Posts)

Andrew Luberda began writing for Copper Area News Publishers (CANP) in February 2013 after working 15 years in Healthcare Financial Management. Andy covers sports for 11 high schools. His stories are published in Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner and Superior Sun, in addition to the San Tan Valley Daily PRSS and CopperArea websites. Additionally, he has written human interest stories and business profiles. In May 2012, he earned an AAS in Sports Management at Central Arizona College before graduating with a BS in Communication from Arizona State University in 2014. He and his wife, Kelli, have three sons – AJ, Kyle, and Kade.


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