2011 Assistant Coach Brad Bays
Sandusky High School
Coach Bays graduated from Sandusky High School in 1994 where he played football and baseball. Brad then earned a BS in social science education from Eastern Michigan University in 1997 and was hired as a teacher and JV football and baseball coach at Sandusky in 1998.
Coach Bays became the varsity offensive line coach in 2001 and a year later, in 2002, as offensive coordinator, helped lead the Redskins to their first league title and playoff appearance since 1985. He also became the Redskins co-head baseball coach with Tom Lukshaitis in 2001 and led the Redskins to a GTC East Championship in 2002, before resigning in 2003 to assume the head football coaching position. The Redskins had their best year in school history in 2004 finishing 9-2 and winning another GTC East title, and were ranked #1 in division 6 in the AP poll for much of the season. In 2009 and 2010 the Redskins made the playoffs in back-to-back seasons for the first time ever.
Brad and his wife Jennifer married in 2004 and have 5 children, Stanley (13), Joanna (10), Chelsea (6), Alexander (4), and Lorali (2). Recently the Bays family built a new home on property that has been in the family for over 100 years. Brad thanked his many coaching influences including Tom Lukshaitis, Barry Ziehm, Rick Tank, Fred Hicks, Mark Ruggles, and Jeff Terpenning, and the current Redskin staff of Doug Neumayer, Tracy Mills, Mike Stoliker, Darin Bays and Bob Schiller. He said, “I am excited to represent Sandusky and the Greater Thumb Conference as a coach in the All Star game, and thank the MHSFCA for the opportunity to work with the best players in the state. It’s a good day to be a Redskin.”