Northeast Texas Community College has hired two new head coaches for Eagle football programs.
After a few years as a combined position, the women’s team hired assistant coach Heather Brady as their new women’s head coach, and the men’s team hired assistant coach Juan “JD” Perales as their men’s head coach.
The two coaches will also help each other with each team.
Perales is from Kilgore, where he graduated from Kilgore High School in 2014. He played football at college level for all four years. There, he was named District 32-4A MVP in 2013 and 2014, All East Texas Player of the Year in 2013, Sophomore of the Year in 2012, and broke career and single-season shutout records. as a goalkeeper.
Throughout his high school career, JD was district champion for all four years, regional runner-up 2012-2013, and regional champion and state runner-up in 2011.
Perales then began his college career at East Texas Baptist University where he played for 2 years as a starting guard for both. He later transferred to Kilgore College where he completed his associate degree.
After completing his studies with an associate, Perales began his coaching career at Kilgore High School where he was JV’s Head Football Coach and Assistant College Football Coach/Goalkeeper Coach for a year before moving on. join the staff of Northeast Texas Community College.
Brady is originally from Humble. She began her collegiate playing career at NCAA Division III East Texas Baptist University. A four-year-old letter, she appeared in 69 games while starting in 60.
During that time, Brady earned All-ASC honors and USC NCAA DIII Region All-West honors. Coach Brady received her Bachelor of Business Administration from ETBU in 2018. Heather joined NTCC in 2020 as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer program.