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Fort Lewis Football Coach Quits After 4 Months

March 25, 1996

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) _ Casey Bradley, football coach at Fort Lewis College for four months, has announced his resignation for personal reasons.

Bradley will return to his alma mater, North Dakota State, as linebackers coach.

Bradley’s father is battling cancer in Zumbrota, Minn., and Bradley wanted to be closer to home.

He notified school officials of his decision Sunday night, on the eve of the start of spring football practice.

In his absence, offensive coordinator Robert Prince and defensive coordinator Todd Wash will jointly run the spring program.

Bradley, who was Fort Lewis’ defensive coordinator for four years, was chosen to replace Dave Preszler as head coach at the end of the 1995 season.

Fort Lewis president Dr. Joel Jones said officials were ``both saddened and stunned″ by Bradley’s decision, adding, ``We have to respect what is best for him and his family.″

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