Nettles, Brad2008 All Star Coach East

Assistant Coach Brad Nettles
Warren Cousino High School
Brad graduated from Clintondale High School in 1986 where he played baseball, and football for MHSFCA Hall of Fame member Bill Apisa.  He attended Grand  Rapids Community College to play football for another MHSFCA Hall of Fame member, Fred Julian. Brad earned his B.S. in Physical Education from Central Michigan University and he earned his M.A. in Sports Administration from Wayne State University. 


    Brad began his coaching career at Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy as an assistant 7th grade basketball coach.  He moved back to his alma mater, Clintondale High School, to coach junior varsity football, junior varsity baseball and varsity football.  Brad also coached football, basketball and track for two years at East Central ISD in San Antonio, Texas and one year as defensive coordinator at Livonia Franklin before being hired as a physical

education/health teacher and defensive coordinator at Cousino. He has been at Cousino for nine years.  During those nine years, the Patriots have won five league titles, made six playoff appearances, were State Semi-Finalist two years ago, and had an undefeated regular season last year before losing in the Regional Finals.  Brad has also served as head baseball coach, freshman basketball coach, freshman baseball coach and FCA sponsor at Cousino.


    Brad has been married to Susan for 12 years and has three children Devon (7),  Alysa (6) and Ryan (4).  He thanked his family for their sacrifices and support over the years.  He also thanked his "coaching mentors, Pat McAleer, Bob Kalbfleisch and MHSFCA Hall of Fame member Bud Doba and especially Mike Powell, for all their dedication to the game and the players who play it.  Brad also thanked coach Mike Powell and the MHSFCA for the honor and privilege to coach the best players in the state with some of the best coaches in the state.



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