In a surprise move, Pete McAdams is stepping down as SPASH football head coach. The school sent out a press release a short while ago. I have a reporter on the way to Stevens Point and hopefully we'll hear from McAdams tonight at 6:00.
McAdams just led the school to its first trip to state in 33 years a few months ago, losing in the Division 1 title game to Waukesha West 45-26.
With the resignation of DC Everest's Wayne Steffenhagen on Wednesday, and now McAdams, two of the premier coaching jobs in the state are now available.
Below is the press release from SPASH:
Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) head football coach, Pete McAdams, has announced his resignation. Coach McAdams has been the Panthers coach since 2000. During his tenure at SPASH, Coach McAdams has compiled a record of 94-33; five Wisconsin Valley Conference championships and a 2010 WIAA Division 1 State Runner-Up finish.
Coach McAdams shared with his players, coaching staff and school administration that he is currently exploring some other football coaching opportunities and felt that his resignation would be the fairest thing to do for the program. He states that the football program, the community and the school district have been very good to him and that this has been the most difficult decision in his life.
During the past eleven seasons, Coach McAdams has been named Wisconsin Valley Conference Coach of the Year five times; the Green Bay Packers Coach of the Week and the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) District Coach of the Year in 2006; the Channel 7 Coach of the Year in 2007; and he was selected as an assistant coach for the WFCA North All-Star team in 2008. Under his coaching leadership at SPASH, 61 players have gone on to play football at the collegiate level.
Coach McAdams’ contributions as a head football coach, and also as a mentor and as a positive role model for the young men in our football program will be greatly missed.