Updated: March 28, 2013 6:33AM
Plano High School’s assistant football coach, Bradley Kunz, has been named the school’s new varsity coach.
The School Board Monday approved the hiring of Kunz to succeed Jim Green.
Kunz is a graduate of downstate Carlyle High School and was a player on the 2001 University of Miami (Fla.) national championship team.
Upon graduating from Miami, Kunz returned to Carlyle High and coached football and basketball.
In 2010, he came to Plano High School as an English teacher and assistant football coach, working with Green for the last three seasons — the past two as JV offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Kunz also coordinated and supervised the summer conditioning program for the past two seasons.
Kunz was the Reapers head track coach for the 2012 season and an assistant girls basketball coach for the past two years. He also supervises Plano High School’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes organization.
“We are all very excited to have Brad take over the Reaper football program. Brad is an outstanding teacher, coach and individual, as well as a terrific role model for the students,” said principal Eric Bensen.
“Brad will provide positive and enthusiastic leadership for our football program for years to come.”
Kunz and his wife Melanie live in Plano.