Feb. 23—Findlay High School has named Stefan Adams as its next head football coach to succeed Matt Pees, who resigned after one season of guiding the Trojans to return to the National Football League as an assistant with the Atlanta Falcons.
Adams rejoins the Trojans program after serving as a Findlay assistant under former head coach Mark Ritzler from 2017-19.
“Stefan’s relationships with our student-athletes and community will provide a seamless transition honoring our ‘Tradition of Excellence’ at Findlay High School,” Findlay athletic director Nate Weihrauch stated in a media release. “We are blessed to have Stefan return to our football program where he is currently a school counselor. His experience and genuine care and concern for our youth has been inspirational.”
Adams returns to Findlay after one season as head coach at nearby Mt. Blanchard Riverdale High School in the Blanchard Valley Conference. He guided the Falcons to a 4-4 record overall, 4-2 in the BVC.
For the past six years, Adams has been employed as a counselor in the Findlay City School District, and he resides in Findlay with his wife, Kresana.
Adams is a graduate of West Chester (Pa.) Henderson High School, where he played football for the Warriors. He continued his football career as a running back at Bloomsburg (Pa.) University, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication studies and school counseling.
He later served as an assistant football coach at Bloomsburg (2010-14) before moving to Ohio and becoming a football assistant at the University of Findlay (2014-17).