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Minor taps Hoover assistant to lead Tigers football program

Adamsville, AL – The Minor Tenacious Tigers have named Hoover Bucs assistant head coach Adrian Abrams it’s next head football coach.  

Abrams will become the program’s third head coach in three seasons.  The Tigers parted ways with first year coach Curtis Graves in December after leading the Jefferson County program to a 4-6 record and missing the post season for the first time since 2013.  

This will be Abrams first head coaching gig, before joining the staff at Hoover High the former UAB Blazers linebacker spent time at Billingsley and Simmons Middle School. 

Abrams told AL.com, who first reported the hire, “It’s time for me to grow in my career, I feel I’ve had a front-row seat to preparing me and seeing Coach Niblett and all of the preparations he goes about in high school.”

Abrams will reportedly be joined at Minor by former Samford University standout and current Pinson Valley Indians assistant Aryvia Holmes.   Holmes, who previously spent time with Abrams on Josh Niblett’s Hoover Bucs staff, will likely take over as offensive coordinator for the Tigers. 

Abrams joins former Hoover offensive line coach Chad Eads as the second Bucs assistant to land a head coaching job since the end of the 2017 season.  Eads was officially named the Gardendale Rockets head coach Thursday

2018 Coaching Changes

SchoolFormer CoachNew Coach
ArabAdam GilbertOscar Glasscock
ArdmoreAndrew SmithP.J. Wright
AshfordMich SellersOpen
B.C. RainTellis StoneOpen
Benjamin RussellDanny HornKevin Smith
Bessemer CityQuintin JacksonDarone Fagan
B.B. ComerMike BattlesAdam Fossett
B.C. RainTellis StoneOpen
Center PointShawn GregoryGeorge Bates
ChelseaChris ElmoreDustin Goodwin
ChickasawJohn BeverlyJason Rowell
Central-Clay Co.Kris HerronDanny Horn
ClementsCody McCainOpen
Cottage Hill ChristianDavid PeoplesChris Brazell
CornerZac WillisJohn Clements
CullmanMark BrittonMatt Plunkett
Dale Co.Pete HarrisonDon Moore
DanvilleJosh LouAllenShannon McGregory
DothanKevin JacksonWayne White
East LawrenceJarrod HelmsMatthew Pettus
ElbaEd RigbyPete Harrison
Ellwood ChristianMike StokesOpen
Elmore Co.Norman DeanJordan Cantrell
EufaulaBryan MooreEd Rigby
Faith AcademyJeff EstesJack French
FlorenceJ.B. WallaceWill Hester
Fort PaynePaul EllisChris Elmore
FultondaleRichie BusbyDon Dover
GardendaleMatt PlunkettChad Eads
GlencoeRusty DavisBrian Alred
HancevilleCraig FaniganCody McCain
Hazel GreenWill WagnonSmitty Grider
HelenaWatt ParkerRichie Busby
Houston AcademyJimmy AddisonJamie Riggs
JasperHeath BrunnerBryan Moore
Lakeside SchoolJimmy KingDan Klages
Mary MontgomeryChris WilsonStan McCain
MinorCurtis GravesAdrian Abrams
MoodyJay BrownAdam Wallace
New HopeKenny ChadwickBart Stephenson
OneontaBrandon HerringPhil Phillips
OpelikaCaleb RossErik Speakman
Park CrossingSmitty GriderOpen
Pell CityKeith EtheredgeWayne Lee
Phil CampbellRyan SwinneyKevin Barnwell
PisgahAnthony JacksLuke Pruitt
PlainviewDustin GoodwinOpen
PrattvilleChad AndersonCaleb Ross
PricevilleDirk StrunkJason Simmons
RaglandBrian AlredDerrick Sewell
RobertsdaleBrian CampbellChase Smith
RogersRandall MartinOpen
RussellvilleMark HeatonMark Ritter
SatsumaJustin ThomasRay Nelson
Smiths StationAdam FossettMike Glisson
SoutheasternMichael BurkettKevin Byrd
TannerMaurice BelserOpen
T.R. MillerAndrew ThomasKeith Etheredge
West LimestoneJordan CantrellShelby Davis
West MorganJohn RitterMikel Riggs
Winston Co.Bart Stephenson Mark Mitchell
WoodlawnGeorge BatesOpen
VincentWiley McKellarOpen