GREEN BAY, Wis. (WSAW) -- "It's always been cool to have the support of a community like that," said Packers offensive line coach Adam Stenavich. "Marshfield is obviously very special to me. Knowing that you have that support. You're just going to work hard everyday to make them proud."
Nearly 36 years ago, Stenavich was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and he seemed destined to be the Green Bay Packers offensive line coach.
"It's something I've worked very hard for once I got into coaching," said Stenavich. "I've always wanted to be an O-line in the NFL."
A dream where the finish line was so close, but Stenavich had to be patient to spread the good news.
"When I interviewed, I didn't want to tell anyone because I didn't want anyone to be disappointed or anything," said Stenavich.
Then the phone call came and Stenavich was heading home.
"When I got the job, everyone was pretty fired up," said Stenavich. "I got obviously calls and texts and everything from all the people back in Marshfield."
The celebration period has come to a close, and Stenavich has a full plate. New personnel to meet and a new scheme to teach, but it shouldn't be that hard for a man who spews confidence.
"I think just Adam going up there, and an opportunity for him to have this as his first opportunity, you saw just amazing confidence in what he was doing," said Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. "You saw great knowledge of the scheme."
For now, Stenavich's mind is fully on getting to know his offensive line. A squad that gave up the third most sacks in the NFL last season.
"They gotta see you as a coach but also a person. Not every single player is the same. The longer you work with a guy, the easier it is to know how to approach problems."
The season will be here before you know it, and the former NewsChannel 7 All-Star understands there is one drawback to living close to home.
"A lot of tickets," said Stenavich. "I'll have to get that organized."