Adams to guide Hilton Head Prep gridiron program in fall

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Hilton Head Preparatory School has hired Dave Adams to guide its football program. Adams’ hiring was announced earlier in the spring and the longtime football coach is exited for the 2016 season.

Adams coached football at May River Academy (one of Hilton Head Prep’s predecessor schools) from 1977-1982. His May River Academy football program was the state runner-up in 1980 and state champion in 1981. He also coached the state championship track team at May River in 1981 and 1982. Adams then coached football again at Hilton Head Prep from 1984-1986 and was the state champion runner up in 1985. After coaching football at Hilton Head High School for 14 years, he became the Athletic Director at Bluffton High School. Adams has spent the last 12 years at Bluffton High School. He was Bluffton High School’s first football coach.

“Returning to Hilton Head Prep is like a homecoming,” Adams said, after being introduced as Hilton Head Prep’s new head coach. “It really is a dream come true. Not many coaches have the opportunity to end their career at the same place they started 38 years ago. The Prep Family has welcomed me with open arms and I look forward to serving the school and community for years to come.”

Adams will also be teaching in the upper school where he is excited to get to know students – and his players – on many levels. He will also be helping coach in the school’s boys’ basketball team.

“We are thrilled to have Dave on board and are excited for him to lead our football program as well as work with our kids in the classroom,” said Hilton Head Prep Headmaster Jon Hopman.

Hilton Head Prep Athletic Director Rich Basirico, is excited to have Adams join his athletic department. “We are very fortunate and excited to have Coach Adams join our Prep family,” Basirico commented. “His integrity, knowledge and experience makes him a perfect fit for our athletic program.”

The Hilton Head Prep football team’s 2016 schedule will be published in an upcoming issue.

New head coach Dave Adams (left) is set to lead the Hilton Head Prep football program into the 2016 season. Photo courtesy of Hilton Head Prep.
New head coach Dave Adams (left) is set to lead the Hilton Head Prep football program into the 2016 season. Photo courtesy of Hilton Head Prep.