Carson-Newman coach Sparks joins 300-win club

Associated Press Published: August 31, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — The 300-win club's newest member already is thinking about No. 301.

Carson-Newman coach Ken Sparks said Thursday after earning his 300th career coaching victory with a 56-46 triumph over Glenville (W.Va.) State that his team "better get ready to get a lot better in a hurry. If there's going to be 301, we'd better get going here."

Carson-Newman's 28-point, second-half lead shrank to three before the Eagles sealed the victory that moved Sparks into one of college football's most exclusive fraternities.

Sparks is tied with former Delaware coach Tubby Raymond for 10th place in career wins. The only active coaches ahead of him are John Gagliardi of St. John's (Minn.) and Mount Union's Larry Kehres.

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