After 23 years as an assistant coach, Archie Adams gets his chance to lead his alma mater as a head coach.
Adams served as South Terrebonne’s defensive coordinator the last 3 seasons which made the 47-year old more comfortable about taking on this new challenge.
“I have been blessed to have played for & coach under Richard Curlin which has taught me a lot of the years,” Adams said. “I just want to continue the tradition he built & keep state wide respected program. I feel I’ve learned enough on every level to lead this program.”
South Terrebonne has been a pretty consistent program for the most part during Richard Curlin’s tenure & Adams expressed that he has a plan in place to get this program to new heights.
“We will buy into the weights program for sure,” Adams said. “Historically we don’t have a lot of size here so getting stronger & faster is a must so we can make a playoff push. Our younger coaches Justin Lirette, Mike Barba, & Caleb White are doing a great job with our weights program to get our kids where we need to.”
Adams will have some decisions to make going forward especially figuring out if the Gators will continue running a wing-t on offense. Soon to be junior quarterback Christian Arceneaux looks like a stud in the making & would really benefit if Adams decides to move from the wing-t.
“We are in the process of making a few changes on offense that compliments our talents at quarterback & other positions,” Adams said. “We still need to add a position or 2 to the coaching staff as well & I will know more as the school year progresses.”
With so much turnover with head coaches in the Tri-Parish area, Adams understands what it takes to have a longevity with one program.
“South Terrebonne is a community school,” he said. “This community loves to win, but as long as I run a honest competitive program that graduates responsible young men they may keep me around for a while.”
Side note : Adams beat out 8 other applicants that applied for the head coaching position.
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