East All Star Coach 2010
Head Coach Jim Sparks
Clawson High School
Coach Sparks grew up in Clawson, Michigan and graduated from Clawson High School. After High School, he attended Wayne State University in Detroit and earned his Bachelor’s degree in education. Jim’s first football coaching experience was as a youth football coach in the Clawson Mavericks organization. After several years of coaching in the youth football ranks he began his high school coaching career as an assistant JV coach at Clawson. Eventually, Jim was promoted to varsity assistant under Hall of Fame coach Richard Moore.
Jim has been the head football coach at Clawson High School since 2002. During his tenure the Trojans have qualified for the state playoffs in ’02, ’04, and ’06. In 2002 Jim was selected as the Daily Tribune All Area Coach of the Year. In 2009 Jim was voted the Macomb Area Conference Bronze Division Coach Of The Year by his peers. His overall record at Clawson is 43 and 33.
Jim and his wife Karen have been married for 16 years. Together they have two children, son Ty (13) and daughter Madelyn (11). The Sparks family continues to live in Clawson and their children attend Clawson Public Schools. ” I would like to thank my wife and family for always being behind me throughout my coaching career. Without their love and support, nothing I have accomplished in life would have been possible.”
“I am very thankful to the MHSFCA for sponsoring such a great event and selecting me to serve as the head coach of the 2010 East All Star Team. I have the deepest respect for the members of the MHSFCA and to have them put their faith in me to fulfill this role is very humbling. I am looking forward to working with the coaches and players associated with the MHSFCA All Star Game. No matter what the future holds for me in the way of coaching, I will always look back at the opportunity to be involved with such a great event as one of the highlights of my career.”