The winningest coach in division 2 football says he plans to be on the sidelines this fall chasing his 300th win.
Carson-Newman head coach Ken Sparks talked about his cancer diagnosis and his treatment Wednesday.
Anyone who knows Ken Sparks knows he has a persevering faith and a relentlessly upbeat personality. Knowing that, it should be no surprise how he is facing his latest challenge.
Sparks is back working after surgery last week shortly after his doctor detected prostate cancer.
He will be going through radiation, and he's hoping treatments won't have to begin until after football season. Doctors have told him that he should be ok, but they'll continue to monitor his condition.
"It's sure not time for any pity parties or making excuses or anything else. It's time to trust the Lord and go to a higher level and get this thing done in a way that would honor Him. So I'm sayin', 'let's go! Let's go do that,'" said Sparks.
Sparks' cancer was discovered during a physical exam, which he had put off for several years.
He has 299 career wins, so it's all but certain he'll hit 300 in September as Carson-Newman begins their season.