JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Carson-Newman head football coach Ken Sparks made an announcement today that his prostate cancer "looks like it may be contained with the way that the PSA (test results) came back."
The longtime Eagles coach went on to say that he will begin radiation treatment in December of this year. For now his doctors have cleared Sparks to return to full activity.
Last month Carson-Newman fans learned of Sparks diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer
Sparks has been the head coach of the Eagles since 1980 and in that time he has led the program to a 294-74-2 record.
Coach Sparks and the Eagles have collected five national championships, twenty one South Atlantic Conference championships, and 22 NAIA or NCAA playoff appearances in his 31 seasons at the helm of the program
Throughout his career at Carson-Newman coach Sparks has been named the President of the American Football Coaches Association and inducted into the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame and the NCAA Division II Football Hall of Fame as well as the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
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