Union Academy will have a new head coach in football in 2013, but it will be a very familiar name among those who are Carolina Panthers fans.
Brad Hoover was introduced as the team's new coach at a press conference on Monday.
Hoover spent 10 years as a fullback for the Panthers and had some memorable moments including being the starting fullback for the Super Bowl team in 2004.
He takes on a new challenge of taking the Cardinals football program to the next level.
Union Academy started playing football back in 2009 and has yet to have a winning season. They did break even in 2011 with a 6-6 record.
That same season, they qualified for the playoffs and won the school's first ever playoff game over Robbinsville 18-7.
Last year, they went 5-7, but once again qualified for the state playoffs where they won their 1st round game over West Columbus before losing in the next round to Albemarle.
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