Bowling Green promotes Spader to head football coach

Bowling Green High School didn't have to go far to find its new head football coach as the school has hired long-time assistant Mark Spader, WBKO learned Thursday

Spader brings 27 years of coaching experience, first at Bowling Green from 1991-93 before going to Warren East from 1994-01 where he spent three seasons as the head coach (1998-01).

After a brief stint at Warren Central (2002-03), Spader returned to Bowling Green in 2004 taking over as defensive coordinator in 2013. He's helped lead the Purples to five state championships in seven years.

Spader replaces Kevin Wallace who left the Purples in February to take the head coaching position at Saint Xavier High School in Louisville.