top story Kuna hires Melba football coach By DANIELLE WILEY email@example.com Danielle Wiley May 6, 2017 (…) × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Buy Now Submitted by the Kuna school district Sherm Blaser will be the new head football coach for the Kuna High School football program. KUNA — After the sudden resignation of Ian Smart, the Kuna school district decided to hire a new high school football coach from a nearby district.“Kuna High School is pleased to announce Sherm Blaser as its new head football coach,” district spokesman David Reinhart told the Kuna Melba News. “Coach Blaser has served as the head football coach of Melba High School since 2014.”Blaser was a tight end for Boise State University’s football team from 2003-2007, Reinhart said, where he had a successful career. He has also coached at William Mason and Skyview high schools as an offensive coordinator. Story continues below video × Advertisement “We are thrilled to welcome coach Blaser,” Kuna school district Athletic Director Greg Carpenter said. “He brings tremendous experience to our strong tradition.”Former coach Ian Smart announced his resignation in April after he was hired on at Timberline High School in Boise.Smart, a former Boise State defensive lineman, has been the coach of the Kavemen for the past three seasons. He has posted a 17-14 record and led Kuna to state playoff appearances in each of his three seasons. He also oversaw the team’s move up from the 4A to 5A classification before the start of this season. Reinhart said the past year has been tough for the Kuna Kavemen football team.In September, Kuna assistant football coach, Robby Lee Washington, was arrested on drug charges and was fired from the football program. In October, former NFL coach Mike Christianson stepped in as a favor to Smart to help the team by being the assistant coach.Now that Smart is leaving the program, Christianson will be leaving, too.Blaser’s contract will begin for the 2017-18 school year and he will be able to hire new assistant coaches. Reinhart said hiring Blaser is an exciting opportunity for the football program. More from this section Over 20 mosaic students, parents added to the Mosaic Giving Garden Posted: 3:07 p.m. Weekly sports scores Posted: May 24, 2017 At the library Posted: May 24, 2017 Kuna FFA Competes at various district events Posted: May 24, 2017 Local teen works part time to raise money for educational opportunity Last updated: May 22, 2017 Tags Kuna High School Coach Football Melba. Boise State University Sports Hiring School American Football Sherm Blaser Football Coach Greg Carpenter Melba High School School District David Reinhart Ian Smart Sport Work Mike Christianson Danielle Wiley Follow Danielle Wiley Close Get email notifications on Danielle Wiley daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever Danielle Wiley posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow Danielle Wiley Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.