For Mark Bradley, his decisions always have been about family.

   The Ripon High School physical education teacher stepped down as the Tigers head wrestling coach in 2011 to spend more time with his wife and children.

   In 2017, after two years as an assistant football coach, he put down the clipboard after his son had a medical issue and was going back and forth to the children’s hospital.

   So when Bradley decided to apply for the Tiger football team’s head coaching vacancy last month, family came first and foremost.

   He received the job the week before Christmas and takes over for Ronell Hubanks, who resigned in late November after accepting a position at his alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

   Hubanks was the coach for four years, the first two of which Bradley was a member of his staff.

   “All the kids are in school now, so they’re getting older and allowing me to have more time to commit to coaching,” Bradley said. “I just felt like this is the right time to apply for the head coach job.”

Read the full story, which includes information about his hopes for the program, in the Jan. 3, 2019 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.